FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Amber Ramirez scored 29 points with five 3-pointers to help No. 22 Arkansas beat Tennessee 83-75 on Thursday night.
Alexis Tolefree added 22 points and Chelsea Dungee scored 16 for the Razorbacks (21-5, 9-4 SEC), who made all four free throws after the Volunteers (17-9, 7-6) cut a 16-point deficit to 79-75 on Rennia Davis’ 3-pointer with 15 seconds left.
Ramirez capped an 11-2 run with back-to-back 3-pointers that made it 51-38 with 2:48 left in the third quarter. Makayla Daniels’ layup early in the fourth gave Arkansas its biggest lead at 62-46.
Rae Burrell led Tennessee with 21 points and nine rebounds and made 8 of 13 shots from the field. Davis added 18 points and eight boards.
The Volunteers opened the game on a 6-0 run and led through most of the first quarter. Tolefree’s jumper at the end of the period gave Arkansas the lead for good.