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Neighbors happy team ahead of schedule so far

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Photographs by Andy Shupe

Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors directs his players against Abilene Christian Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, during the second half in Bud Walton Arena.

The Arkansas women's basketball team will enjoy the comforts of home for five of its next six games, beginning with tonight's game against UNC Charlotte at 7 in Walton Arena.

Arkansas women vs. UNC Charlotte

WHEN 7 p.m. today

WHERE Walton Arena, Fayetteville

RECORDS UNC Charlotte 3-5; Arkansas 5-3

SERIES First meeting

RADIO KABZ-FM 103.7 in Little Rock; KQSM-FM 92.1 in Fayetteville; KFPW-AM 1230 and KFPW-FM 94.5 in Fort Smith; KURM-AM 790 and KURM-FM 100.3 in Rogers.

INTERNET SEC Network-Plus

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

ARKANSAS

POS NAME HT. YR.;PPG;RPG

G Malica Monk 5-5 Jr.;19.1;4.4

G Devin Cosper 5-10 Sr.;18.0;6.6

G Jailyn Mason 5-9 So.;8.5;4.0

F Bailey Zimmerman 6-0 Jr.;1.6;2.6

P Kiara Williams 6-1 So.;7.6;7.4

COACH Mike Neighbors (5-3 in first season at Arkansas, 103-44 in fifth season overall)

UNC CHARLOTTE

POS NAME HT. YR.;PPG;RPG

G Amaya Ransom 5-11 Sr.;13.9;5.6

G Laia Raventos 5-7 Jr.;13.4;3.8

G Octavia Wilson 5-8 Fr.;11.1;3.9

F Niyllah Jamison-Myers;6-4 Sr.;10.3;5.5

F Dara Pearson 6-3 So.;3.6;7.6

COACH Cara Consuegra (115-80 in seventh season at Charlotte and overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

UNC Charlotte;;Arkansas

64.1;Points for;70.5

66.4;Points against;64.5

-5.0;Rebound margin;2.3

6.6;Turnover margin;-2.3

39.7;FG pct.;.36.9

31.7;3-pt FG pct.;27.8

65.3;FT pct.;.66.0

CHALK TALK Niyllah Jamison-Myers led UNC Charlotte with 18 points in just 19 in minutes in its victory over Coppin State … Laia Raventos added 11 assists for the 49ers in the victory. … Arkansas Coach Mike Neighbors does a pregame talk with fans at 6:35 p.m. on the east concourse of Walton Arena. …. The Razorbacks will be available for a postgame autograph session on the floor. … Arkansas ranks first in the SEC and eighth in the country with 81 turnovers in 8 games and second in the nation in fewest turnovers per game (10.1).

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