NCAAB Game Recap - Austin Peay at Arkansas
Tue Dec 3, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Mich
43
Lou
58
F
Duke
87
MSU
75
F
Brad
56
Mem
71
F
FlaSt
64
Ind
80
F
MD-ES
46
Baylor
78
F
HBU
68
Dayt
99
F
Butl
67
Miss
58
F
NDSt
60
IndSt
71
F
E KY
67
USC-Up
79
F
StPet
69
StJon
79
F
BethC
67
Stetsn
72
F
Dart
80
GASt
83
F(OT)
Copp
85
ECU
75
F
NW
82
BC
64
F
StAnd
58
App
90
F
Coker
59
GWebb
73
F
Rich
80
Hamp
63
F
W Ky
74
WriSt
76
F
OlDom
46
W&M
63
F
Chat
77
WCU
87
F
Oakl
72
W MI
62
F
Iowa
68
Syr
54
F
Lafy
94
StJos
71
F
Buck
69
Rider
89
F
UNCA
83
Charl
75
F
NoKY
76
MiaO
54
F
Detr
57
Kent
92
F
JacSt
60
GMas
67
F
Quin
77
FaDi
78
F
Valpa
79
E MI
85
F
Vermt
73
Cin
82
F
LoyIL
70
Ball
58
F
UMBC
61
Amer
85
F
(N/A)
64
Samf
97
F
(N/A)
38
MidTN
86
F
(N/A)
61
McNee
107
F
Lipsco
75
Belm
80
F
NebOm
73
ArkSt
78
F
Buff
76
Vand
90
F
SamH
86
TexPA
90
F(2OT)
UAB
57
Tex
67
F
TXAMC
67
TexSA
89
F
Murr
69
MOSt
71
F
SeLA
81
ULLa
98
F
NWSt
51
SMU
77
F
ChaSo
68
Mizzu
60
F
WIMil
53
Drake
56
F
APSU
61
Ark
69
F
Oral
60
Crei
72
F
Rut
60
Pitt
71
F
IlSt
69
TCU
81
F
UTEP
56
NMSt
59
F
MtStM
67
GrCan
75
F(OT)
JackSt
58
Denv
67
F
NOrl
54
LSU
90
F
UCSB
64
CSBak
60
F
InWor
60
Seatt
81
F
(N/A)
36
Sac
72
F
AzSt
71
USF
67
F

Dec 3, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Austin Peay (3-4)

30

31

61

Arkansas (8-0)

34

35

69

Arkansas starts 8-0 for first time in 22 years
Tue Dec 3, 2019 10:46 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Jimmy Whitt Jr. scored 17 points and Arkansas won its eighth straight, 69-61, over Austin Peay on Tuesday night, tying its best season start since 1997-98.

Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones scored 16 apiece and Arkansas (8-0) scored 21 points off 21 Austin Peay turnovers.

Arkansas led by just six points with 6:40 left before Desi Sills' 3-pointer with 2:42 remaining capped a 7-0 run to seal the game.

The Razorbacks made 7 of 23 from 3-point range, the most treys they've made since the season opener. Arkansas entered the game 337th out of 350 Division I teams in 3-point percentage at 25.6 percent.

"Obviously we shot the ball well tonight," Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. "It's hard to get close to a 50-40-80 (field goal, 3-point and free throw percentage), which is kind of the NBA term for playing as good as you can play offensively. We almost hit those marks."

Austin Peay (3-4) stuck around largely thanks to the Razorbacks' 20 turnovers and a game-high 20 points from Terry Taylor. Antwuan Butler scored 11 points, Jordyn Adams added 10 and Eli Abaev grabbed 11 rebounds.

BACK FROM INJURY

Jones missed Arkansas' last game, a six-point win over Northern Kentucky on Saturday, with a shoulder injury. Jones said after Tuesday night's game that his shoulder was "at about 70 percent." He finished one point shy of his season scoring average against Austin Peay.

A SUDDEN BURST

Little-used forward Ethan Henderson blocked two shots on the same possession immediately after stepping on the court. Henderson had only played in two of Arkansas' previous seven games, both blowouts. The Razorbacks went on a 9-0 run upon his insertion, capped with Henderson's putback dunk that forced an Austin Peay timeout with 4:47 left in the first half. Henderson finished with two points, four rebounds, three blocks and three fouls in his seven minutes.

THREATENING TOP 25

Arkansas is one of only two SEC teams that remain undefeated, along with Auburn. The Razorbacks haven't been ranked since one week in January 2017, when they were No. 22 to start the new year before two losses that week. Arkansas received 17 points in the AP College Basketball Top 25 Poll last week and is likely to gain more with another win Saturday.

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: Another win Saturday and the Razorbacks will have their best start since the national title season of 1993-94. That Arkansas team began the season 10-0 before a two-point loss to Alabama scuffed the perfection.

Austin Peay: A game with fewer turnovers would have kept the Governors close even into the final five minutes. Taylor, who shot 9 of 16 from the floor, lived up to his preseason Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year honor.

UP NEXT

Arkansas travels to Western Kentucky on Saturday for only its second road game of the season. The Hilltoppers beat Arkansas in their meeting last year, 78-77

Austin Peay: The Governors will play host to North Florida on Saturday.

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 For women's games: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 .

Leaders

Austin Peay PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Silveira 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Taylor 20 0 0 6 1 0
Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Cylla 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Chaney 0 0 1 2 2 0

Team Comparison

APSU Ark
Points For 61 69
Field Goals 22/53-42% 22/46-48%
Three Pointers 6/19-32% 9/23-39%
Free Throws 11/13-85% 16/18-89%
Offensive Rebounds 10 5
Defensive Rebounds 20 22
Rebounds 32 29
Blocks 0 6
Steals 4 9
Turnovers 21 20
Personal Fouls 21 19
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 Dec 3 APSU 61 @ Ark 69 E. Hinson 3 E. Henderson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Attendance: 11,995
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