NCAAB Game Recap - Valparaiso at Arkansas
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Wagn
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
68
Ark
72
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Valparaiso (7-6)

34

34

68

Arkansas (10-1)

32

40

72

Isaiah Joe scores 21, Arkansas beats Valparaiso 72-68
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:29 AM

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Isaiah Joe scored 21 points, Mason Jones added 20 and Arkansas beat Valparaiso 72-68 in the first meeting between the teams on Saturday night.

It was the Razorbacks' annual trip to North Little Rock. They improved their record to 12-9 over the last 21 visits.

"The crowd was awesome," Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. "The environment tonight ... not many environments better than that in college basketball. ... That was so loud. You know, if we're playing in an empty gym, we might not win that game."

Adrio Bailey and Jimmy Whitt Jr. added 10 points each for Arkansas (10-1).

Valparaiso had the largest lead of the second half at 59-51, but Arkansas rallied and took to lead at 68-65 with 53 seconds left on the second of Jones' back-to-back 3-pointers. Joe extended the lead with a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left and Jones made a pair from the foul line with 25 seconds left to cap the scoring.

Jones missed his first three 3-point attempts of the game and may have hesitated on an open look late in the game, but his teammates encouraged him to keep shooting and it paid off with the back-to-back 3s.

"My teammates told me to keep going because I turned down an open look probably about two minutes to go," Jones said. "And I remember Desi, Adrio, Jalen and Isaiah telling me, `You got to knock that down. You got to shoot that. Your team needs you to make open shots'

"I just got to keep confidence in myself, knowing the game wasn't going my way, I was just glad to see my teammates pushing me through and I was glad to come through for my teammates."

The Razorbacks opened the game with an 18-5 lead, but Valparaiso (7-6) closed the deficit before halftime and took a 34-32 lead into halftime.

After going back-and-forth early in the second half, the Crusaders took control with an 8-0 run to lead 51-46 with 11:12 left.

Javon Freeman-Liberty led Valparaiso with 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Mileek McMillan added 14 points and nine rebounds and Eron Gordon scored 10.

Joe, a sophomore on the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Watch List, made 5 of 14 from 3-point range for the Razorbacks, finishing the game with 152 3-pointers for his career, one shy of Jonathan Modica (2003-06) for 10th place on the Arkansas career list.

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: So far this season the Razorbacks have struggled on the offensive glass but thrived on the defensive glass. That pattern continued on Saturday night as they were held to six offensive boards while grabbing 36 defensive rebounds.

Valparaiso: After its Dec. 18 win at High Point, Valparaiso had already secured its 10th consecutive winning record during the nonconference schedule.

UP NEXT

Arkansas visits Indiana on Dec. 29.

Valparaiso hosts Loyola Chicago in a Missouri Valley Conference opener on Dec. 30.

Leaders

Valparaiso PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Freeman-Liberty 21 0 6 7 4 0
M. McMillan 14 0 1 9 0 0
Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Cylla 0 0 0 2 0 0
I. Joe 21 0 1 7 1 1

Team Comparison

Valpa Ark
Points For 68 72
Field Goals 27/72-38% 21/52-40%
Three Pointers 7/25-28% 10/27-37%
Free Throws 7/11-64% 20/31-65%
Offensive Rebounds 9 6
Defensive Rebounds 34 36
Rebounds 45 45
Blocks 1 8
Steals 9 9
Turnovers 16 19
Personal Fouls 27 14
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 Valpa 68 @ Ark 72 D. Sackey 2 R. Chaney 3

Game Information

Stadium: Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Attendance: 15,630
Game Time: