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FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas women’s basketball team (18-11, 6-8 SEC) will host No. 1/1 South Carolina (27-0, 14-0 SEC) on Thursday at 8 p.m. The Leap Day game will be broadcast on SEC Network at Bud Walton Arena and will serve as the Hogs’ final regular season home game.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Opponent: No. 1/1 South Carolina
Location: Bud Walton Arena (Fayetteville, Ark.)
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  • The Arkansas women’s basketball team will welcome the No. 1 team in the country in South Carolina on Thursday night
  • Arkansas is looking to get win No. 19, seventh in SEC
  • The Gamecocks come into Bud Walton Arena with an unblemished 27-0 record, 14-0 in SEC
  • Arkansas has never defeated a No. 1 team in the country. The program is 0-21 against teams who are ranked No. 1 in the country at the time of facing the Razorbacks
  • Arkansas’ highest ranked win in program history was against LSU in 2003, which resulted in an 82-72 win for the Hogs at home
  • Thursday’s game will mark the last ever regular season game for Makayla Daniels at Bud Walton Arena. She has played 75 games at BWA during her career
  • Taliah Scott leads the Hogs in scoring with 22.1 points per game, and is the only player in the SEC to average 20.0+ points per game
  • Saylor Poffenbarger is one of the top defensive rebounders in the country. She leads the SEC in defensive rebounds/game (9.9) and is second in rebounds/game (11.8), which are second and fifth in the NCAA. She holds the single-season defensive rebound record with 276 this season. Her 53 3-pointers leads the team
  • Samara Spencer leads the team with 104 assists. Her 354 career assists is No. 11 on the career list and her 1,322 points is No. 18 on the all-time scoring list
  • Maryam Dauda has made a big jump this season, pacing the team with 68 blocks, which is third in the league (2.3 per game), and her 2.8 blocks per game in SEC contests paces the league. She is No. 4 on the individual season block list at Arkansas
  • Makayla Daniels is an elite defender and leads the team with 48 steals. She is the highest scoring point guard in school history with 1,811 points, making her a top five scorer in school history, while holding a program’s most starts and games played records with 151, as well as career minutes (4,447). Daniels was selected on the All-SEC Preseason Second Team, as chosen by the league’s coaches
  • The Hogs lead the league in 3-pointers per game (91), which is 12th in the NCAA, 3-point attempts per game (29.7), a number that is fourth in the country, as well as turnovers per game (12.7), 21st in the country
  • SC is 27-0 and 14-0 in the SEC heading into Thursday
  • In the SEC Preseason Polls, SC was chosen to finish second by both the media and coaches
  • Kamilla Cardoso was tabbed to the All-SEC Preseason First Team by the media and coaches. Last season, she was named the SEC Sixth Woman of the Year, having averaged 9.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game with 70 blocks in just 18 minutes per game
  • Oregon transfer Te-Hina Paopao was chosen to the SEC Preseason Second Team. She was named to the All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention last season and a two-time All-Pac12 First Team recipient. Last season, she averaged 13.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Ducks
  • SC is one of the deepest teams in the NCAA this season with nine players averaging 5.0+ points per game and seven with 8.0+ points per game
  • Cardoso paces the team with 14.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game
  • Raven Johnson has a team’s most 128 assists and 56 stealsAshlyn Watkins has swatted a team’s most 70 shotsPaopao has a team’s most 64 made 3-pointers for an impressive 48.9 percentage from beyond the arc. She also averages 11.5 points per gameMiLaysia Fulwiley and Bree Hall also average double digits in scoring with 11.3 and 10.1 points per game, a SC leads the leagues in scoring defense (54.07), scoring margin (+32.89), field goal percentage (.505), field goal percentage defense (.311), 3-point field goal percentage (.405), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.265), blocked shots (8.52), assists (19.07), assist/turnover ratio (1.44) and defensive rebounds/game

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