NCAAB Game Recap - Rice at Arkansas
Tue Nov 5, 2019 8:00 PM EST

MSU
62
KY
69
F
Kansas
66
Duke
68
F
Lou
87
Mia-FL
74
F
NFla
59
Fla
74
F
HolyC
71
MD
95
F
AlSt
64
Gonz
95
F
Army
54
Vill
97
F
Merrim
71
Seton
105
F
E IL
60
TxTch
85
F
SCSt
64
Mem
97
F
Fres
57
Oreg
71
F
CenAR
61
Baylor
105
F
MTSt
73
UtSt
81
F
Jacksn
57
Xav
76
F
StMar
65
Wisc
63
F(OT)
GaSo
74
Aub
83
F
StFPA
58
VACom
72
F
(N/A)
61
MidTN
119
F
ChBap
40
Lamar
86
F
HBU
72
Tuls
80
F
(N/A)
71
How
68
F
Princ
67
Duques
94
F
Cnten
57
NWSt
84
F
(N/A)
46
UMBC
134
F
Samf
86
MorSt
90
F(2OT)
SacHr
60
Prov
106
F
Furm
70
GWebb
63
F
Ersk
63
Woff
86
F
Brad
81
StJos
86
F
LIU
65
URI
76
F
Brown
73
Bry
71
F
(N/A)
55
NoKY
105
F
(N/A)
51
Longw
73
F
W&M
70
HiPt
56
F
(N/A)
77
WriSt
96
F
GrgWas
58
Tows
72
F
UNCA
63
Tenn
78
F
Yale
74
Stony
69
F(OT)
MD-ES
46
PSU
84
F
(N/A)
66
Oakl
94
F
(N/A)
29
UNH
93
F
(N/A)
83
UNCW
103
F
NCAT
50
UNCG
83
F
App
71
Mich
79
F
UMassL
64
UMass
79
F
Monm
66
Leh
62
F
W IL
65
Ind
98
F
(N/A)
27
Harv
84
F
WCU
72
UGA
91
F
Navy
55
GMas
68
F(OT)
(N/A)
81
FlAtl
92
F
Buck
68
Fairf
64
F
(N/A)
52
FaDi
101
F
Chat
68
E KY
79
F
VMI
68
ECU
80
F
Bridg
51
Del
97
F
Bingha
64
Corn
84
F
Rider
91
Copp
84
F
Campbl
75
CoCar
74
F
VaTec
67
Clem
60
F
USC-Up
55
Charl
74
F
(N/A)
62
CenMI
102
F
Hartfo
74
CenCT
59
F
(N/A)
73
BGSU
94
F
NE
72
Boston
67
F
(N/A)
43
Ball
87
F
Malon
64
Akr
81
F
(N/A)
84
Elon
90
F
(N/A)
55
Lipsco
104
F
(N/A)
71
ChaSo
99
F
PaulQ
57
SamH
95
F
Ohio
65
StBon
53
F
Amer
80
Sien
96
F
Thiel
53
YSU
101
F
(N/A)
48
TN-M
106
F
JarCh
62
PVAM
100
F
SprH
58
NOrl
114
F
ArkPB
41
SoFL
70
F
NebOm
54
WichSt
68
F
(N/A)
26
Stetsn
84
F
Toled
77
Valpa
79
F
TexSA
67
Okla
85
F
LoyMD
53
Marq
88
F
MsVl
74
IaSt
110
F
UTRGV
57
SDSt
70
F
(N/A)
62
WIMil
72
F
TNTec
64
W Ky
76
F
(N/A)
50
TexAr
84
F
N CO
45
Tex
69
F
AlaAM
66
TNSt
106
F
ArkLR
67
MOSt
66
F
LoyLA
67
ULLa
95
F
FlGlf
67
StLou
89
F
(N/A)
48
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
71
SoMis
90
F
JacSt
65
SMU
74
F
OlDom
53
NrthIA
58
F
(N/A)
40
N TX
79
F
LACol
41
ULMo
64
F
FlInt
69
MisSt
77
F
Clev
50
Minn
85
F
UCDav
48
LoyIL
82
F
NDSt
54
KansSt
67
F
(N/A)
72
IL-C
75
F
Nich
70
Ill
78
F(OT)
Rice
43
Ark
91
F
Penn
81
Alab
80
F
(N/A)
60
ChiSt
103
F
Colum
63
Lafy
65
F
Drex
62
Temp
70
F
(N/A)
59
Norf
100
F
GaTec
82
NCSU
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
45
TxSt
103
F
OakCi
67
APSU
110
F
Alc
54
DeP
72
F
KennSt
55
Crei
81
F
(N/A)
55
UtVal
72
F
IdaSt
40
Wyo
54
F
(N/A)
70
UTEP
93
F
(N/A)
66
S UT
110
F
(N/A)
46
NMSt
92
F
(N/A)
82
GrCan
73
F
Denv
63
ColSt
74
F
CS-Ful
58
BYU
76
F
UCRiv
66
Nebras
47
F
(N/A)
49
UMKC
102
F
(N/A)
25
E WA
107
F
(N/A)
52
SIU-E
61
F
StFNY
59
Ford
68
F
(N/A)
64
Seatt
98
F
(N/A)
62
LoyMa
105
F
(N/A)
52
SCla
97
F
SNST
50
USF
101
F
TXSo
42
SDSU
77
F
UCIrv
76
USD
73
F
(N/A)
36
Portl
86
F
(N/A)
47
Pacif
69
F
IPFW
71
UNLV
86
F
Everg
82
Ida
88
F
Pepp
71
Cal
87
F
(N/A)
49
Bois
126
F
JackSt
70
CBU
93
F
(N/A)
39
AbCh
90
F
NDdN
51
CSBak
103
F
Utah
79
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
69
PorSt
94
F
FlaAM
48
USC
77
F
CSNor
67
OrSt
87
F

Arkansas 91, Rice 43

Nov 5, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Rice (0-1)

19

24

43

Arkansas (1-0)

39

52

91

Jones scores 32 to lead Arkansas over Rice 91-43
Tue Nov 5, 2019 11:26 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) It is no secret that Arkansas is going to be an undersized basketball team.

The lack of height ended up not affecting the Razorbacks, who won the rebounding battle 45-27 and cruised past Rice on Tuesday night, 91-43 in a season opener for both teams.

"We're trying to out-react people because we're a little bit smaller, so that's what we're going to have to do," Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. "I thought the effort tonight was great. We'll see how it is against North Texas."

Musselman was coaching in his first game for the Razorbacks since taking over for Mike Anderson, who was fired on March 26 after eight seasons.

Mason Jones had a career-high 32 points for the Razorbacks, while Isaiah Joe had 24 points and seven assists.

"We came in ready to play," Jones said. "We really took this week hard. The coaches stayed on us. They didn't let us relax, and they told us to take Rice like we were playing an SEC team."

Arkansas shot 55 percent from the field, including 21 of 34 in the second half, and outscored Rice 42-26 in the paint.

The Owls turned the ball over 27 times and only managed to shoot 29% from the field and went 0 for 12 from behind the 3-point arc in the second half, finishing the game at 8%.

"Defensively, the effort, we understand who we are," Musselman said. "We talk about it all the time. We're not big. We're not dominant in the paint. I thought we were phenomenal going vertical, meaning straight up and down, making the defense inside the paint interior shoot over extended hands, not trying to block shots."

The only glaring negative for Arkansas was 21 turnovers, but Rice was only able to convert them into 19 points.

"Some of them were unforced," Musselman said. "It's kind of been that way since I've been here. You know, that's just one of our areas that we're going to keep talking about."

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: The Razorbacks were picked to finish 11th by the league's media back in mid-October in a league that expects to send six or even seven teams to the NCAA Tournament.

Rice: Coming off a 13-19 season a year ago, Rice is hoping to finish in the upper half of Conference USA in 2019-2020.

HIGHLY EFFICIENT

Jalen Harris' shooting was much maligned a year ago, but the point guard came off the bench for Arkansas and was 3 of 4 from the field and made both 3-pointers he took, finishing with 10 points.

NOT THIS YEAR

Arkansas forward Connor Vanover's status had been in limbo until a few hours before tipoff on Tuesday, when the NCAA said that his waiver request had been denied and he would be ineligible for the 2019-20 season after transferring from California.

SUSPENSION

Musselman sent out a statement before the game that sophomore Reggie Chaney had been suspended indefinitely.

Chaney, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 5.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks last season. He will be allowed to practice with the team until he meets the terms of his suspension.

UP NEXT

Arkansas: The Razorbacks host another Conference USA foe in North Texas next Tuesday.

Rice: The Owls host Pennsylvania on Saturday, who just upset Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.

Leaders

Rice PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Owen 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. McCarthy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Obukwelu 0 0 0 3 0 0
T. Stevens 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Rice Ark
Points For 43 91
Field Goals 16/56-29% 37/67-55%
Three Pointers 2/25-8% 10/25-40%
Free Throws 9/15-60% 7/11-64%
Offensive Rebounds 6 7
Defensive Rebounds 21 38
Rebounds 30 48
Blocks 2 5
Steals 9 14
Turnovers 27 21
Personal Fouls 16 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Ark Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 5 Rice 43 @ Ark 91 C. Mullins 2 J. Whitt Jr. 2

Game Information

Stadium: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Attendance: 17,274
Game Time: