NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt women will be looking to even the score this week when they face two SEC opponents for the second time.
In rematches from last month, Vanderbilt (10-14, 1-9 SEC) hosts Arkansas (18-7, 5-5 SEC) on Thursday at 8 p.m. (SEC Network) in Memorial Gymnasium and then travels to face rival Tennessee (17-9, 9-2 SEC) on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT (SEC Network+). Vanderbilt lost to both teams in the first meetings, falling to Tennessee 84-71 at home and Arkansas 84-81 on the road.
The game against Arkansas ended in wild fashion.
Vanderbilt’s Marnelle Garraud banked in a 3-pointer to tie the game with nine seconds remaining only to see Makayla Daniels answer with a banked 3-pointer of her own from just across half court at the buzzer to secure the win for the Razorbacks. Garraud finished the game with 31 points, including seven 3-pointers.
Garraud leads the SEC in 3-pointers made with 65 and ranks eighth in the SEC in 3-point percentage (39.4).
Ciaja Harbison is averaging a team-leading 19.9 points, 4.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. She ranks second in the SEC in scoring and steals and ranks fifth in assists.
Harbison and Garraud rarely come off the court for the Dores. The graduate guards lead the SEC in minutes per game at 36.4 and 35.2, respectively.
Sophomore forward Sacha Washington leads Vandy in rebounding at 7.2 per game.
Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 26-12, including 15-2 at home. Arkansas has won four of the last five games in the series. Vandy beat Arkansas 54-51 in Nashville last season.
Erynn Barnum is averaging a team-leading 16.7 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Razorbacks. Samara Spencer (14.8), Daniels (12.9), Chrissy Carr (10.6) also average in double-figures scoring for Arkansas.
Arkansas leads the SEC in 3-pointers made (201) and attempted (653).
After the win over Vanderbilt, Arkansas lost four straight games before ending the streak with a three-point win over Auburn last Sunday.
The Lady Vols lead the all-time series 76-10, including 35-1 at home. Tennessee has won five straight and 15 of the last 16 meetings. Vandy’s last win over the Lady Vols came in Knoxville during the 2018-19 season.
Rickea Jackson and Jordan Horston lead the Lady Vols in scoring and rebounding. Jackson is averaging 18.1 points and 6.0 rebounds while Horston is averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds.
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