Arkansas women get eighth straight win against Missouri

Arkansas guard Saylor Poffenbarger (0) shoots against Missouri during an NCAA basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Columbia, Mo.(UA Athletics)

The Arkansas women’s basketball team cruised to a 77-55 victory to earn an eighth straight win against Missouri on Sunday in Columbia.

Redshirt freshman guard Saylor Poffenbarger led the team with a career-high 24 points, while Erynn Barnum finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.

Missouri jumped to an 8-4 early in the game, and while the Tigers ended the first quarter with a four-minute scoring drought, they led Arkansas 9-8 to enter the second quarter.

Layups by Poffenbarger and Barnum put the Hogs ahead and the team held Missouri scoreless for over 11 minutes to end the half with a 31-22 lead going into halftime.

Missouri scored five straight points near the end of the third quarter, but a jumper from Chrissy Carr sent Arkansas to the fourth quarter with a 49-38 lead.

An Arkansas 7-2 run kicked off the final quarter, and the Hogs outscored Missouri 9-5 in the final minutes of the game to put the clamps on another victory over the Tigers.

The Razorbacks held Missouri to 29% shooting. The Tigers’ 55 points were a season low. Arkansas is now 3-1 in SEC play, which is the team’s best start in conference play since the 2005-06 season.