Hogs Defeat UT Tyler, 92-39, in Exhibition

FAYETTEVILLE – Khalif Battle scored a game-high 14 points – 12 in the second half – and #14 Arkansas cruised to a 92-39 exhibition win over UT Tyler Friday night at Bud Walton Arena.

The Razorbacks ran out to a 20-4 lead and never looked back. Arkansas also used an 11-0 run early in the second half to put the game away.

Arkansas was 11-of-34 from 3-point range as Joseph Pinion and Jeremiah Davenport each made three and Battle added two. UT Tyler was just 1-of-20 from 3-point range and committed 20 turnovers.


  • Jeremiah Davenport nearly out-scored the Patriots in the first half. He scored 11 points, making 3-of-5 3-pointers.
  • El Ellis added seven points and Devo Davis had six.
  • Arkansas held UT Tyler to 0-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.
  • The 12 points by UT Tyler were the fewest by an opponent in an exhibition game on record (dating back to 1993).
  • Arkansas forced 13 turnovers while committing just two, one being a lane violation on a free throw.


  • It was a slow start to the second half with Arkansas out-scoring UT Tyler, 3-2, in the first three minutes. Tramon Mark and Joseph Pinion led an 11-0 run. Mark had a 3-pointer and a dunk while Pinion had a pair of 3’s.
  • El Ellis had three assists in the second half and finished the game with nine points, four assists, four steals and zero turnovers.
  • Battle scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half.


  • Arkansas starters were El Ellis, Joseph Pinion, Tramon Mark, Chandler Lawson and Baye Fall.
  • Arkansas controlled the tip as UT Tyler knocked the tip out of bounds.
  • El Ellis scored the game’s first points on a fastbreak layup.
  • Davonte Davis and Makhi Mitchell were the first subs.
  • This was the first meeting between Arkansas and UT Tyler.
  • Arkansas is 72-10 all-time in exhibition games. The Razorbacks had a streak of 35 consecutive exhibition wins snapped with a 90-60 loss at #12 Texas last year. However, Arkansas has won 36 straight exhibition games at home and is 63-9 all-time in home exhibition games.

Arkansas will take another step in its preparation for the 2023-24 season opener on Oct. 28 (Saturday) by playing the second of its two exhibition games. The charity contest will be played vs #3/2 Purdue with tip-off set for 3 pm.

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1H | 19:02 | Arkansas 2 – UT Tyler 0

El Ellis gets the steal and bucket for the Hogs’ first points of the night.

1H | 16:02 | Arkansas 8 – UT Tyler 0

Arkansas starts the game with an 8-0 run after El Ellis converts from beyond the arc. Ellis has seven points.

1H | 11:48 | Arkansas 16 – UT Tyler 4

Devo Davis makes the jumper for his first points of the night.

1H | 8:49 | Arkansas 26 – UT Tyler 6

Jeremiah Davenport sinks the three and Davis forces a turnover to put the Hogs up 20 points.

1H | 6:16 | Arkansas 34 – UT Tyler 10

Davenport again! He nets his third from beyond the arc on the night and is up to 10 points.

1H | 3:09 | Arkansas 40 – UT Tyler 12

El Ellis drives for two and is up to seven points in the first half.

Hogs lead 45-12 at halftime

2H | 17:56 | Arkansas 48 – UT Tyler 12

Joseph Pinion opens the half with a wide-open three, his first of the night.

2H | 15:59 | Arkansas 59 – UT Tyler 14

Pinion with the step back! His third three-pointer this half.

2H |14:38 | Arkansas 63 – UT Tyler 19

Makhi Mitchell draws the charge and converts the three-point play to put the Hogs up by 44 points.

2H | 14:38 | Arkansas 66 – UT Tyler 19

Welcome back Trevon Brazile!

2H | 10:09 | Arkansas 70 – UT Tyler 25

Denijay Harris gets the put-back for his first points of the night.

2H | 7: 27 | Arkansas 76 – UT Tyler 25

Another 8-0 run for the Razorbacks.

2H | 4:41 | Arkansas 83 – UT Tyler 34

Khalif Battle nets his second three-pointer. The Hogs have 11 on the night.

Hogs win, 92-39.