Arkansas felt no love from Missouri this Valentine’s Day.

Arkansas felt no love from Missouri this Valentine’s Day.


The Tigers handed Jimmy Dykes’ Razorbacks women’s basketball team its worst loss in a month Sunday afternoon in Columbia, 69-48.


Arkansas (10-15, 5-7 in SEC) had a season-low 17 points at halftime and Missouri (20-6, 7-6) started the third quarter on a 7-2 mini-run to squash any hope of a comeback. The Razorbacks shot just 23 percent in the first half and trailed 42-17. Freshman guard Malica Monk was the only player with more than two points at the break.


Jordan Frericks had almost outscored Arkansas by herself in the opening 20 minutes. Her 14 points were only three less than the Razorbacks’ total in the first half.


Monk finished with a team-high 15 points while fellow freshman Jordan Danberry had another 12. Morgan Stock led Missouri with 17.


The loss is the fifth in the last six games for Arkansas. Only a buzzer-beating putback by Monk against Vanderbilt last week has kept it from a six-game losing streak.