Arkansas cruises past Charlotte

Fayetteville, Arkansas – JD Notae recorded his sixth career double-double – first as a Razorback – while Jaylin Williams and Davonte Davis each produced career highs to lead #10/12 Arkansas (9-0) to an 86-66 victory over Charlotte Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena.

Notae scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds – all on the defensive end – while Williams scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting with eight boards and Davis dished out a career-high eight assists with 18 points – two shy of his career high.

Charlotte made a run at Arkansas after making back-to-back 3-pointers to get to within nine (73-64) and force a Razorback timeout with 5:46 left. Arkansas came out of the break with a 10-0 run and, overall, ended the contest on a 13-2 spurt for the 20-point win.

Arkansas dominated the glass by getting 41 rebounds compared to just 21 by the 49ers. The Hogs had 15 offensive rebounds despite shooting an impressive 53.1 percent from the field. Charlotte only had 21 total rebounds, 17 defensive rebounds and four offensive rebounds – all lows by an opponent in the Musselman era. In fact, Charlotte has zero offensive boards at halftime.

Charlotte was led by Austin Butler with 14 points and six rebounds.

Arkansas travels to Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday for a neutral-site meeting with border rival Oklahoma. Tipoff in Tulsa’s BOK Center is set for 12:30 pm and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

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