South Carolina too much for Razorbacks to handle in SEC Tournament semifinals

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Arkansas’ run in the 2020 SEC Tournament came to an end Saturday night in a 90-64 loss to South Carolina.

The Gamecocks advance to the championship game to face Mississippi State while Arkansas awaits its NCAA Tournament fate.

Redshirt junior guard Amber Ramirez returned to form against the Gamecocks, leading the Hogs with 18 points, making six three-pointers in the game.

Ramirez’s six treys in the game gives her 106 on the season, the most ever by a Razorback in a single season, breaking Wendi Willits’ record of 104. That record had stood at Arkansas since 1999.

Freshman guard Makayla Daniels had another big game, going for 16 points, two assists and three rebounds, while Chelsea Dungee reached double figures once again, going for 12 points.

Key point of game

Down 19 at halftime, the Hogs once again came out of the intermission with purpose, opening the third quarter on a 12-0 run, cutting the Gamecock lead down to just seven on a lay-in from A’Tyanna Gaulden.

Gaulden, Dungee, Ramirez and Alexis Tolefree would all contribute during the burst.

Carolina responded by going on a 12-0 run of its own to push the lead back out to 19 by the end of the quarter.

Highlights for Hogs

• Ramirez’s 106 threes are the most ever by a Razorback in a single season. She needs just seven more to break the SEC’s record for threes in a single season (112).

• Daniels’ 16 points marked her second straight tournament game going for double-figures.

• Taylah Thomas led the Hogs on the glass, pulling down six rebounds.

Next game

The Hogs await their seeding in the NCAA Tournament. Selection Monday is scheduled for March 16 at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.