Saline River Chronicle

Arkansas tames Tigers with 87-43 win

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Arkansas used a 19-0 run early in the game for a 26-3 lead, held Missouri to just 15 first-half points and cruised to an 87-43 victory Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena.

JD Notae led the Razorbacks with 19 points, but Trey Wade played his best game of the season with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots.

Arkansas also had standout performances from Jaylin Williams and Davonte Davis. Williams recorded his second straight double-double (and his second career double-double) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while posting his third-straight game with double-digit rebounds. The sophomore added three assists and two steals. Davis had 15 points off the bench, making five field goals and five free throws, with six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

In addition to the strong offensive effort, the Razorback defense was even better.

  • Arkansas held Missouri to 43 points, tying for the lowest by an opponent in the Eric Musselman era at Arkansas.
  • The 15 first-half points ties for 11th for the fewest points by a Razorback opponent (since the 1969-70 season).
  • The 43 total points ties for the fewest by an opponent in the Muss era (Rice and North Texas were held to 43 points as well.
  • The 43 points is the fourth-lowest by an SEC opponent in school history.
  • Arkansas held Missouri to 29.2% shooting overall – the fourth lowest by an opponent in the Muss era at Arkansas – and 12.5% from 3-point range – the fifth-lowest in the Muss era.
  • Arkansas forced 23 turnovers, the sixth-most by an opponent in the Muss era.

Arkansas returns to the road to face #12 LSU on Saturday (Jan. 15). Tipoff is set for 1:00 pm (CT) and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

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