NCAAB Game Recap - Texas Southern at Arkansas
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:00 PM EST

ETSU
63
Kansas
75
F
Fairf
55
MD
74
F
Vermt
55
UVA
61
F
TexAr
66
Gonz
72
F
Maine
53
Wash
72
F
(N/A)
77
ChiSt
89
F
(N/A)
52
Morg
88
F
Buck
70
PSU
98
F
(N/A)
52
Albany
78
F
(N/A)
59
Dart
108
F
Del
79
StFPA
64
F
Penn
75
Lafy
86
F
Norf
57
Brad
69
F
UMBC
50
LSU
77
F
Brown
63
SacHr
84
F
NCC
60
YSU
66
F
(N/A)
56
W MI
102
F
Boston
78
SCar
70
F
Nich
65
URI
70
F
(N/A)
56
Prov
93
F
Alc
64
NCSU
87
F
(N/A)
53
UNCW
113
F
Charl
76
Marsh
66
F
Navy
48
Lib
55
F
IPFW
68
Kent
75
F
LoyMD
61
GMas
65
F
Mercer
88
GaSo
98
F
(N/A)
63
E KY
99
F
NebOm
68
Dayt
93
F
Nev
71
David
91
F
FlInt
107
Clev
61
F
UNH
77
CenCT
63
F
NE
101
HolyC
44
F
MsVl
43
LaTec
76
F
Citad
74
SEMO
69
F
Manh
57
Samf
70
F
LACol
60
NWSt
67
F
Seatt
52
Miss
65
F
SoMis
45
IaSt
73
F
N DA
70
WIMil
79
F
GWebb
52
WichSt
74
F
SprH
72
SthAL
98
F
Hou
97
Rice
89
F
(N/A)
60
Oral
73
F
Radf
67
NW
56
F
TN-M
67
NrthIA
87
F
NCAT
60
N TX
80
F
SIU
66
Murr
79
F
ArkPB
51
KansSt
62
F
TXSo
51
Ark
82
F
Furm
73
Alab
81
F
N AL
73
SDSt
78
F
Pepp
84
USC
91
F
Detr
49
Wyo
76
F
(N/A)
50
Web
130
F
NM
63
UTEP
66
F
MTSt
56
GrCan
69
F
MD-ES
55
Stan
76
F
NDdN
54
SCla
101
F
CSBak
70
USF
100
F
Copp
60
Pacif
64
F

Nov 19, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Texas Southern (0-4)

24

27

51

Arkansas (4-0)

37

45

82

Joe’s 33-point effort sends Arkansas past Texas Southern
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:33 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) It was just a matter of time before one of the nation’s best shooters decided to get going.

Isaiah Joe was 1 for 7 from the floor at halftime and 0 for 4 from 3-point range, but scored 29 of his game-high 33 points in the second half to lead Arkansas to a 82-51 victory over Texas Southern on Tuesday night.

Joe finished just one off his career high of 34, set last year against Florida International.

Arkansas did not make a 3-pointer in the first half but led by 13 at the break courtesy of 12 forced turnovers. The Razorbacks limited the Tigers to 31% shooting from the field.

“That first half we were just so bad shooting the three ball,” Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. “It’s like there was a lid on the basket. Obviously, he’s the only one that hit one for us tonight, but it opened up the floor for everybody else.”

Jimmy Whitt Jr. had 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 10 rebounds and Desi Sills added 10 points for the Razorbacks. The double-double was his first as a Razorback, but he did it five times at SMU.

“I thought Jimmy Whitt’s mid-range game was phenomenal,” Musselman said. “Our point guards got 15 rebounds between them, which is huge for us at that point guard position for those two guys to combine for 15 boards and Jimmy to get a double-double.”

Texas Southern (0-4), coached by former LSU boss Johnny Jones, was led by Tyrik Armstrong with 15 points.

Musselman coached under Jones while he was at LSU and then Jones returned the favor by working for Musselman at Nevada until taking the Texas Southern position.

“Coach Jones is a mentor, a family friend,” Musselman said. “I’m glad the game is over. Two of the guys who were on the Nevada staff beside coach Jones are with him, so hopefully we'll be able to exchange some ideas and thoughts on each other's basketball team tomorrow.”

With the win, Arkansas improved to 8-0 all-time against Texas Southern.

BIG PICTURE

Texas Southern: The Tigers have not played a game at home this season and won’t until they host Lamar on Nov. 30. Their opponents thus far have been San Diego State, Wichita State and South Dakota.

Arkansas: The first road test of the season will come on Monday for Arkansas, as it visits Georgia Tech who will have already faced a Southeastern Conference opponent in Georgia in preparation.

DEBUT

Sophomore forward Reggie Chaney made his first appearance of the season for Arkansas after missing the first three games because of a suspension.

“I thought Reggie was really good,” Musselman said. “We were worried about his wind because we don’t do a whole lot of full court stuff in practice between games, we wanted to get his rust off. He protected the paint and rolled hard to rim. I think he’ll get more and more comfortable with our system as we go along.”

3-POINT STREAK

Arkansas was in danger of breaking an impressive streak at halftime when it was 0-for-13 from behind the arc. It has made at least one 3-pointer in every single game it has played since Jan. 7, 1989, a 99-92 victory over Texas.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COACH

Musselman was assessed his first technical foul of his Arkansas tenure midway through the second half. It also just happened to be his birthday, as the coach turned 55 on Tuesday.

“Walking out the door my wife said, ‘Don’t let them score more than 55. Or if they do, don’t come home,’ so we kept them under 55,” Musselman said.

UP NEXT

Texas Southern is on the road for the fifth straight time on Saturday at Northern Kentucky.

Arkansas hosts South Dakota on Friday in the Collegiate Hoops Roadshow.

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Leaders

Texas Southern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Andrews 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Tshisumpa 0 0 0 0 0 4
Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Stevens 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Joe 33 0 1 4 5 0

Team Comparison

TXSo Ark
Points For 51 82
Field Goals 19/55-35% 31/71-44%
Three Pointers 2/11-18% 6/26-23%
Free Throws 11/19-58% 14/18-78%
Offensive Rebounds 12 11
Defensive Rebounds 27 25
Rebounds 45 40
Blocks 6 10
Steals 4 13
Turnovers 24 10
Personal Fouls 20 14
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 19 TXSo 51 @ Ark 82 J. Hopkins 1 J. Harris 2

Game Information

Stadium: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Attendance: 11,182
Game Time: