The Arkansas Women's Basketball team took a hard loss to Wright State yesterday (March, 22) in the first round of the NCAA tournament in San Antonio. Wright State, a 13 seed, had only been to the NCAA tournament two other times in school history. However, despite this loss, this Lady Razorbacks team may go down as one of the best ever.
The Razorbacks struggled to make up for a slow start, putting themselves in a hole too deep to dig out. The Hogs' were only able to score 12 points in the first quarter, contributing to a season-low 26 points in the first half shooting only 2-12 from 3 point range the first half.
The Hogs fired back in the second half, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter. Chelsea Dungee was the leading scorer with 27 points. At the end of the day, Arkansas shot 34% from the field and was out-rebounded 44-30. Head Coach Mike Neighbors said
, "Wright State was clearly the better team from tip to buzzer."
Arkansas eventually fell to Wright State 66-62, ending the season 19-9 and scoring the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2015. -Arkansas Razorbacks
Heading into this year's tournament, 13-seeds were 9-104 all time.