In search of his place in the team, Little Rocks’ new guard Moses Moody took the lead himself and showed career advancement in scores and restarts – 24 points and 9 boards, which are game-heights – to accelerate Arkansas racerbacks against the Butt Waltz at Texas-72 on Wednesday at the Butt Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Won on account of.
Arkansas (3-0) have a better record at SEC at the start of 2020-21 as second-year head coach Eric Musselman led the Racebacks to a 15-1 lead in non-conference games. Arkansas are now 9-0 up in the all-time series against UDA. Maws (1-3) were close in previous losses against Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech, losing by a total of 12 points, the final edge of UDA’s loss in Arkansas on Wednesday.
Moody made 6 of his first 7 shot attempts and triggered two hockey runs (he scored 7 points at 15-5 at the start of the first half and 6 points at the start of the second half 15-2) as he rose to 18 points as Arkansas took a 59-38 lead. . Moody finished 7-for-12 (58.3%) from the field, including 3-for-3 (66.7%), and finished 10-for-8 (80%) for 8 of his 24 points in 31 minutes. .
“I was able to start early,” Moody said. “The ball was coming at me, the game was good, I let the game come to me. Recently I’ve been looking for my part with the team. Yes, so I’m looking for mine. ”
Mussolman was impressed by Moody’s 23-year-old all-around game from the free-throw line (88.5%) this season.
“Moses Moody (another night trying free throws without double digits, ‘” Muslinman said in a post – game radio interview. “A total of 9 restarts – 6 defenses – it changes the color of our defense when he returns to the top. . ”
Senior graduate-transfer guard Jalan Tate had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steel and 1 block in 33 minutes. Sophomore big man Connor Vanover had another offense-capable night, going 12 points (5 for 6 field goals, including 3 for 3) with 2 restarts, 2 blocks and 1 theft in just 12 minutes. Senior Grat-transfer Justin Smith gave up 11 points, a game-matching 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 theft in 35 minutes.
Newcomers and Arkansas natives Jailin Williams (3 restarts, 2 drawn charges, 1 volume, 1 stolen in 12 minutes) and KK Robinson (3 points and 1 assist 13 minutes before leaving 13 minutes later) played well off the Hawks bench. Junior Guards J.D. Notte and Desi Sills struggled to shoot the ball, tying 11 for 2 off the field with 8 points.
“I thought Jailin Williams was unique in her minutes,” Musselman said. “I thought he did all the little things: I took a couple of charges, recovered the basketball … I thought KK did a good job except for his dirt. Connor scored 12 points in 12 minutes. (Tate) is a jock-off- All-Trades does a little bit of everything for us. He can play kind of positions. “
As a team, Arkansas – the worst elastic team in the SEC a season ago – won the Glass Battle (43-30) for the third time in three games. The Hawks have started Season Plus-52 on the boards. Arkansas dominated the second chance points (21-6) against UTA, points-off-turnovers (20-10), points-in-the-paint (28-14), and fast-break points (11-4).
Arkansas won assists (12-7), turnover (14-11), blocks (4-3), and steals (8-7). Razarbacks (10.0) and Maws (10.3) both averaged double figures among individual leaders in robberies nationally, along with UDA Guard Shahda Wells (3.3) and Hawks Moody (3.0) and Smith (3.0). For a trip.
Arkansas shot 62 (40.3%) out of 25 on the field, 21 out of 7 (33.3%) out of 3, and 19. 3 out of 36 (78.8%) out of 15 in the free throw order (78.9%). Including 19, Hawks limited the UDA to 43-goal-shooting (38.9%). Maws made 16 of 11 free throws (68.8%).
Arkansas’ next game is at home against Lipscomb (1-2) at the ASUN conference on Saturday. Game time is set for the CD at 5pm at the Butt Walton Arena, and it will be broadcast live via the SEC Network Plus.
For the second game in a row, Musselman started five games with Sills, Smith, Moody, Tate and Vanover.
Arkansas trailed 7-4 early, with Moody scoring 7 points (a dunk, a drive under a lay-in paint, and the game’s first three pointers) 15-5 Hawks run and 19 way lead. Nota and Vanover each pushed Arkansas to a 29-18 lead at 10-2 on a deep triple. Freshman guard KK Robinson hit three points in the left corner, giving Razerback a huge lead of 44-31 in the first half.
In the opening 20 minutes, Moody led the way with 12 points (4-on-2 field goals, including 3-for-2, and 2-for-3 free throws) and 4 restarts, leading Arkansas 44-33. Half an hour. Vanover had 8 points in the first half (3-in-3 field goals, including 3-in-2). Smith had 7 points and 5 rebounds, while Tate had 7 points and 4 assists. Notte scored 5. Williams had 3 rebounds, 1 block and 2 draw charges.
Arkansas shot 32 overall field goals (46.9%) out of 15 in the first half, including 3 out of 14 (42.9%) out of 6, and 10 free throws out of 8 (80.0%). The Hawks won the first half reversible battle (23-15), second chance points (11-2), points-paint (18-6), and fast points (7-0).