Arkansas Opens Foreign Tour with 108-59 Victory

VALENCIA, Spain – Arkansas scored the first 10 points of the game and finished with a 108-59 victory over Valencia Seleccion in the Razorbacks first of four games on their foreign tour of Span and Italy.

Arkansas finished the first quarter with a 35-18 lead, but the Razorbacks cooled off a little in the second quarter but win 24-13. Valencia nearly matched the Razorbacks on the boards and made 4-of-5 from the line compared to zero free throw attempts by Arkansas, prompting a technical foul by head coach Eric Musselman.

Unofficially, five Razorbacks scored in double figures, including a game-high 21 by Nick Smith Jr. Trevon Brazile, who was 5-of-5 from the field, and Kamani Johnson, who had five offensive rebounds, each scored 12 points. Ricky Council IV added 11 points and Barry Dunning Jr., had 10. Johnson led the way with nine total rebounds and Council contributed eight.

Smith also had six assists and five rebounds while Anthony Black dished out a team-best seven assists with five rebounds. Jordan Walsh had a well-rounded line with nine points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot.

Arkansas will travel to Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday morning and play Barcelona Todo-Estrella on Thursday (Aug. 11)

Nick Smirh Jr.21 pts - 6 assists - 5 rebs - 3-of-6 3PT
Trevon Brazile12 pts - 3 rebs - 5-of-5 FG - 2-of-2 FT
Kamani Johnson12 pts - 9 rebs (5 off/4 def) - 3 assists
Ricky Council IV11 pts - 8 rebs
Barry Dunning Jr.10 pts - 1 assist - 1 steal - 1 blocked shot
Jordan Walsh9 pts - 5 rebs - 4 assists - 2 blocked shots
Anthony Black8 pts - 7 assists - 5 rebs
Makhel Mitchell7 pts - 1 reb - 1 steal - 1 blocked shot
Jalen Graham6 pts - 6 rebs
Davonte Davis4 pts - 4 rebs - 5 assists
Makhi Mitchell4 pts - 2 rebs
Derrian Ford4 pts
Joseph Pinion1 reb - ` assist - 1 blocked shot

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