Isaiah Joe scored season high of 34 points.
By: Carlos Chicas
Photos: Crant Osborne
The Universities of Arkansas and Florida International met for the first time on Saturday night at the Bud Walton Arena. What was anticipated for this match could be seen at least in the first half of the game. Both squads are characterized by a very fast pace of play, and it was a coming and going of both squads.
Great night for Isaiah Joe and finished the night with 34 points that contributed to the win oover FIU 121 to 89. “When you like to shoot the ball, you have to take advantage of opportunities and especially when your teammates give you confidence. It’s a great honor for me to have a night like this, “said Isaiah Joe during press conference.
Head Coach Mike Anderson was very happy with the performance of his cast and said “As we knew this would be a very interesting game, we had a very good advantage, we allowed 35 points in the first half. We scored in the opportunities that they gave us. Isaiah Joe managed to put a good game tonight. Jalen Harris also played in a good way. Our bench played well and contributed, in conclusion, the energy of the team was great even when we had 8 days of rest. This was a good opportunity for Isaiah, their defense pressed us and we had to make adjustments. ”
Daniel Gafford contributed with 23 points and 12 rebounds against FIU and was very happy for the great night of his teammate Isaiah Joe had. “This was a good night, Isaiah today showed the reason he was recruited to play here in Arkansas and I am very happy with the performance he gave tonight.” Concluded Daniel Gafford.
Arkansas will have two games this week. The first on Wednesday playing away against Colorado State and on Saturday, December 8 at Bud Walton Arena when Hogs host from Western Kentucky.