Razorbacks Cruise Past ORU In Tulsa
The University of Arkansas had three players in double figures in an 80-57 win over Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla., Monday.
Arkansas (3-0) got 17 points from Quistelle Williams and a double-double from Jhasmin Bowen with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Keira Peak added 12 points while Melissa Wolff had nine for Arkansas.
"It was a great win tonight," Arkansas head coach Tom Collen said. "It was a total team effort and it was really fun to watch this group play tonight."
Arkansas played a solid first half taking a 43-26 lead into the locker room at the break. The Razorbacks shot 55.2 percent in the first 20 minutes on 16-29 shooting from the floor. Williams had nine and Bowen seven at the break. Collen substituted freely in the first 20 minutes and the Razorbacks racked up 17 bench points holding ORU's bench scoreless in the first half.
Some of the substituting was due, no doubt, to the foul trouble. Arkansas had nine and ORU 11 in the first half. Williams, Kelsey Hatcher and Calli Berna all started the second period with two each while ORU had two players with three fouls to play the last 20 minutes.
The solid scoring continued with Arkansas finishing the game shooting 47.6 percent on 30-63 from the floor. Arkansas also won the rebounding battle 40-33 over ORU.
In addition to the good shooting that included an 11-22 night from three-point ranks and 9-13 from the line, Arkansas played great defense. The Razorbacks held ORU to just 33.3 percent for the game and limited Kevi Luper, a Naismith Watch List player, to just 10 points for the night.
The Razorbacks also forced 17 ORU turnovers and scored 19 points off the Golden Eagle miscues.
Arkansas is in the midst of a five game road swing. The Razorbacks depart Tulsa on early morning flights for Honolulu, Hawai'i, where they face the host Hawai'i, Oregon and Oklahoma Friday-Sunday.