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
Jasmine Robinson led Alabama with 12 points.