The loss is Ole Miss’ second in a row.
The Lady Rebels (8-13 overall, 1-7 Southeastern Conference) led as late as 56-54 midway through the second half, but Arkansas (15-6, 3-5) soon ripped off an 18-1 run and Ole Miss never recovered.
Germantown, Tenn., native Sarah Watkins had a career night against Ole Miss, scoring 28 points on 11-for-15 shooting from the field in 34 minutes off the bench.
Jhasmin Bowen (14), Quistelle Williams (12) and Keira Peak (12) also scored double-figures for Arkansas, which shot 48.4 percent from the floor.
Tia Faleru and Diara Moore tied for the Ole Miss lead with 14 points apiece, while Valencia McFarland chipped in 11 points.
Prior to the game, McFarland was honored for being the 25th Lady Rebel to score 1,000 points in her career. McFarland is also just the 14th player in program history to do so by her junior year.
Ole Miss is back in action Sunday at Vanderbilt.
Below is a video of head coach Brett Frank‘s opening statement:
For more from Thursday’s game checkout Friday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE. (February 1, 2013)