Tolefree scores 30, No. 25 Arkansas women make 17 3s in win

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Alexis Tolefree scored 11 of her 30 points in Arkansas’ 26-10 second quarter, and the 25th ranked Razorbacks beat Auburn 90-68 on Thursday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Tolefree had 20 points in the first half, making four 3-pointers, as Arkansas led 37-24. She finished 7 of 15 from 3-point range and Chelsea Dungee was 5 of 8 as Arkansas knocked down 17 of 42.

Fifth-seeded Arkansas (23-7) will face 15th-ranked and No. 4 seed Texas A&M on Friday. The Razorbacks lost the first meeting this season 84-77 on Jan. 2.

Dungee, who scored 31 in Arkansas’ tournament opener last year, finished with 23 points. Arkansas’ offense continued to dominate, averaging 84.4 points per game for the third-best mark in the nation behind Oregon and DePaul.

Unique Thompson had 12 points and 15 rebounds to secure the junior’s 22nd double-double of the season for Auburn (11-18). Kiyae’ White added 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists.


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