Tulane women’s basketball team beats Arkansas in WNIT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Three Green Wave players scored in double figures, and the defense held Arkansas to a 28.6 percent field goal shooting as the Tulane women’s basketball team defeated the Razorbacks 60-48 in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Sunday at Bud Walton Arena.

The win is Tulane’s first second-round victory and first postseason win on an opponent’s court. In the third round, Tulane (24-8) will visit Auburn (18-14) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Tulane got 10 points apiece from guard Jamie Kaplan and reserves Whitney Bibbins and Chinwe Duru. Kaplan added team-high marks of eight rebounds and seven assists; Olivia Grayson had five steals.

Grayson’s 3-pointer with 10:10 left in the first half put Tulane ahead 20-17 and sparked a 19-5 run to conclude the opening 20 minutes. Arkansas had one field goal and three turnovers in that span.

Tulane managed just five second-half field goals but put the game away late by hitting 12 of 15 free throws.

Sarah Watkins led Arkansas (20-13) with 12 points, and Jhasmin Bowen contributed 11. Watkins added 10 rebounds for a double-double.