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#20 LadyBacks beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - C'eira Ricketts scored 18 points and

Sarah Watkins added 16 as No. 20 Arkansas survived 28 turnovers and

defeated Alabama 57-53 Sunday.

Arkansas (15-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) never trailed,

though Alabama tied the score on five occasions. Watkins gave the

Razorbacks the lead for good on two free throws with 5:32 left and

Keira Peak, who had 11 for Arkansas, hit a 3-pointer with 3:01 to

go for a 54-49 lead.

The Crimson Tide (11-7, 0-5), which lost its fifth in a row,

pulled to within one, despite making only two of its final nine

shots. They were only a little less sloppy than Arkansas with 24

turnovers. Shafontaye Myers' jumper and two free throws cut it to

54-53 with 1:29 left, but they came no closer.

Ricketts hit three free throws in the final 15 seconds to seal

the victory.

Jasmine Robinson led Alabama with 12 points.

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