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 Brazile||12 pts - 3 rebs - 5-of-5 FG - 2-of-2 FT|
|Kamani Johnson||12 pts - 9 rebs (5 off/4 def) - 3 assists|
|Ricky Council IV||11 pts - 8 rebs|
|Barry Dunning Jr.||10 pts - 1 assist - 1 steal - 1 blocked shot|
|Jordan Walsh||9 pts - 5 rebs - 4 assists - 2 blocked shots|
|Anthony Black||8 pts - 7 assists - 5 rebs|
|Makhel Mitchell||7 pts - 1 reb - 1 steal - 1 blocked shot|
|Jalen Graham||6 pts - 6 rebs|
|Davonte Davis||4 pts - 4 rebs - 5 assists|
|Makhi Mitchell||4 pts - 2 rebs|
|Derrian Ford||4 pts|
|Joseph Pinion||1 reb - ` assist - 1 blocked shot|
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