Desi Sills scored 16 of his 23 factors within the first half and JD Notae put up 19 of his 21 factors within the second half to maintain Arkansas unbeaten with a 97-85 win over host Auburn on Wednesday.
The sport was the Southeastern Convention opener for each groups.
Connor Vanover added 17 factors, Moses Moody had 16 factors and 6 rebounds and Jalen Tate completed with 12 factors for Arkansas (9-0, 1-0 SEC). Sills additionally grabbed six boards. The Razorbacks have gained all of their video games by double digit margins.
Auburn (6-3, 0-1) was led by Jamal Johnson’s 21 factors. Allen Flanigan completed with 19 factors and 10 rebounds, Devan Cambridge added 15 factors and Jaylin Williams had 13.
Arkansas’ Justin Smith, a grad switch from Indiana who was averaging 12.5 factors and seven.5 rebounds getting into the sport, didn’t play within the second half due to an ankle damage. He wore a boot on the bench.
Smith completed with 4 factors and 4 rebounds in 12 minutes.
Auburn tied the sport at 74 with 7:30 left within the sport on two free throws by Flanigan, however the Tigers, who trailed 47-41 at halftime, may by no means take the lead.
Arkansas adopted with a 10-0 run to tug away to an 84-74 lead with 3:23 remaining. Auburn had 4 turnovers in that stretch and 19 within the sport that led to 27 factors for the Razorbacks.
After the sport was tied at 34 with 3:20 left within the first half, Sills made 3-pointers within the Razorbacks’ final three possessions of the half, enabling them to take a six-point result in the locker room.
The groups mixed for 16 made 3-pointers within the first half with Arkansas taking pictures 7 of 17 and Auburn 9 of 17 from past the arc. The Tigers 15 of 29 from lengthy distance whereas the Razorbacks had been 9 of 28.
Sills had 16 factors within the first half on 6-of-8 taking pictures from the sphere, together with 4-of-5 success from past the arc. Within the second half, Notae made 5 of 11 photographs from the sphere and was 7 of 9 from the free-throw line.
–Discipline Stage Media