Ricketts, Watkins, & Daniels lead SEC

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (UofA) – The University of Arkansas women's basketball team has a bye this Sunday but the Razorbacks are still making their presence felt in the Southeastern Conference this week.

As week 12 in the league continues, the Razorbacks (17-5 overall, 6-4 SEC), are positioned well in the SEC stats.

Senior C'eira Ricketts leads the SEC in steals in league games and is second in all games.  Ricketts has 63 steals this year for a 2.9 steal-per-game average in all games.  She has 25 steals in 10 SEC games for a 2.5 average to tie for the top stop in conference games.

Ricketts' numbers also put her within striking range of the Arkansas school record of 293, held by Tracy Webb (1983-87).

Ricketts also ranks second in all games for assist/turnover ratio with 93 assists and just 47 turnovers for a 2.0 ratio.  She is third in SEC only games with freshman Calli Berna second with 32 assists, 18 turnovers and a 1.8 ratio in league contests.

Junior Sarah Watkins leads the SEC in conference-only games for blocked shot with 30 in 10 games for 3.0 blocks-per-game.  She ranks second in all games with 50 rejections for a 2.3 bpg average.

Senior Ashley Daniels leads the SEC in offensive rebounds in conference games.  The Coldwater, Miss., native has 38 in 10 games for a 3.8 average this week.

As a team Arkansas ranks first in defensive rebound percentage with .674 in all games and first in steals with 102 in SEC-only games.

Arkansas is second in scoring defense, three point field goal defense, three point field goal percentage and assists/turnover ratio in all games.  They rank second in turnover margin, assists/turnover ratio and offensive rebounds in SEC only games.

In addition, the Razorbacks have the second longest unbeaten streak in the conference with a six-game run going.  Kentucky leads the league with 10 consecutive wins.  South Carolina has four, followed by Vanderbilt with three heading into Sunday's games.

The Razorbacks return to the floor Thursday hosting South Carolina at 7 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.