Razorbacks 69 Austin Peay 61
Cortesia: Universidad de Arkansas
Photos: Crant Osborne
FAYETTEVIILE – Jimmy Whitt Jr., scored 17 points while Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones each added 16 to lead Arkansas to a 69-61 victory over Austin Peay Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena. With the win, the Razorbacks improve to 8-0 for just the 12th time in 97 years of basketball and the first time since 1997-98.
Both teams shot the ball well. Arkansas made 47.8 percent of its field goals, shot 39.1 percent from 3-point range – its best since the season opener – and made 16-of-18 at the free throw line. Austin Peay shot 41.5 percent from the field, 31.6 from 3-point range and was 11-of-13 at the line.
The Razorbacks forced 21 turnovers but committed 20. Arkansas entered the game seventh in the NCAA in forcing turnovers and led the SEC in committing the fewest turnovers.
The difference in the game came down to a 9-0 Arkansas run late in the first half (4:47) to give the Hogs a lead it would keep the rest of the game. Ethan Henderson helped spark that run by throwing down a dunk
Terry Taylor led the Governors with 20 points. Antwuan Butler added 11 and Jordyn Adams 10. Eli Abaev pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to help Austin Peay out-rebounds the Razorbacks 30-27.
Arkansas hits the road for the second time this year to face Western Kentucky on Saturday (Dec. 7). Tip-off is set for 6:30 pm and the game will be telecast on CBS Sports Network.