Boxscore
Arkansas 73, Sam Houston St. 68
Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Officials - Patrick Adams, Ernie Pheal, Doug Shows
Attendance - 12253

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Sam Houston St. 29 39 68
Arkansas 37 36 73

Recap


Arkansas 73, Sam Houston State 68: Coty Clarke led the way with 20 points as the Razorbacks outlasted the visiting Bearkats in the opener for both teams.

Marshawn Powell, coming back from a knee injury that limited him to two games last season, scored 14 points and frontcourt partner Hunter Mickelson added 11 for Arkansas, which made 26 of 32 free throws.

Darius Gatson had 20 points and James Thomas 14 for Sam Houston State, which trimmed an 11-point Razorback lead to 70-66 with 51 seconds left. Clarke sealed it with three free throws.

The Bearkats trailed 19-18 before Arkansas scored 10 straight points and took a 37-29 halftime lead. Clarke and Mickelson had nine points each for the Razorbacks, who forced 11 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

Arkansas was without last season’s SEC freshman scoring leader BJ Young, who was suspended for the game because of a violation of team rules.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arkansas has won both meetings with Sam Houston State. … The Bearkats play Hardin-Simmons in their home opener Tuesday before traveling to No. 1 Indiana on Nov. 15. … Sam Houston State had only six free-throw attempts and made four, but outrebounded Arkansas 31-21.
 

Sam Houston St. Bearkats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darius Gatson 34:00 7-10 4-6 2-2 0 2 2 5 4 1 3 0 20
Jeremy McKay 25:00 2-7 2-7 0-1 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 6
James Thomas 30:00 6-13 0-0 2-3 4 4 8 1 2 1 2 1 14
DeMarcus Gatlin 22:00 5-7 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 3 4 1 4 0 10
Michael Holyfield 23:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 4 0 2 2 6
Marquel McKinney 25:00 3-7 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 7
Nathaniel Mason 17:00 2-6 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 5
Aaron Harwell 6:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 0
Will Bond 9:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Paul Baxter 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0
TOTAL 200 28-60 8-23 4-6 10 21 31 13 25 3 19 4 68
  46.7% 34.8% 66.7% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 19

Arkansas Razorbacks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rickey Scott 23:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 0
Hunter Mickelson 15:00 4-7 1-1 2-2 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 11
Rashad Madden 22:00 4-6 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 8
Mardracus Wade 23:00 0-1 0-1 8-10 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 0 8
Marshawn Powell 28:00 4-8 2-4 4-6 1 4 5 2 0 2 1 2 14
Coty Clarke 26:00 5-9 0-1 10-12 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 1 20
DeQuavious Wagner 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Anthlon Bell 10:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Michael Qualls 23:00 3-8 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 4 8
Jacorey Williams 12:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
Kikko Haydar 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-51 3-13 26-32 7 14 21 16 14 9 9 8 73
  43.1% 23.1% 81.2% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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