9:02 p.m. — REMEMBER, Saturday’s game was a TV pickup and all printed schedules had this game at 7 p.m. IT IS AT 3 PM FOR TV. See you all then. Good night from Walton Arena.
9:02 p.m. — Washington has 22 and 8 reb, Powell 13 and 6, Bryant 11 and 6 as Razorbacks blow past Hornets of Alabama State, 76-51; back here Saturday at 3 p.m. for Stephen F. Austin.
9:00 p.m. — Alabama State holds for last shot, gets layup at the buzzer, for a final score of 76-51.
9:00 p.m. — Powell lays one in gently, 76-49.
8:59 p.m. — One minute to play. Great slo-mo replay of Bryant’s dunk on the RazorVision screen, awesome lob and dunk.
8:57 p.m. — Bryant takes his turn with the crowd pleasing dunk, now Arkansas 74-49, at 1:59.
8:53 p.m. — We go to final media time out of evening with the largest lead so far at 24.
8:51 p.m. — Powell brings down the tomahawk and brings up the crowd, 69-45 Razorbacks at 4:09.
8:50 p.m. — Washington wakes up Walton Arena with a fast break dunk for his 22nd point, so much for any foot injury; Hogs up 67-44. On the other end, Washington gets fourth foul and is replaced with 4:24 left, maybe done for the night.
8:45 p.m. — Defense back in charge as the pace slows both sides — only a handful of points — 61-42 as Razorbacks take a coaching time out.
8:35 p.m. — Back to back turnovers and Alabama State calls time out with 8:15 to play, 58-38, UA. Washington now has 21 points.
8:32 p.m. — Seecond Alabama State player in past couple of minutes into the seats, first landing in the Courtside seats chasing a steal; just now fouling Farmer and into the baseline bleacher seats. Famer gets both and we’re at 54-38, 9:46 to play.
8:25 p.m. — Teams exchange baskets, second straight for Moorer of ASU, 48-33, as we head to the second media timeout, 11:59
8:23 p.m. — Alabama State has gone down 20, 46-26, but now puts on a man full-court press, gets a turnover for a slam dunk and puts the FCP back on. Now falling out into man to man. Get another turnover and layup, plus one. A 4-0 mini-run for the Hornets. Make it 5-0 with the free throw, 46-31.
8:20 p.m. — After none in first, ASU finally gets two pointer and is 40% in the second half along; however, now can’t hit a three (0-2); Hogs one point away from 20-point lead with Washington leading all. He’s hit 8-of-12 for the game so far. 75% is good at the free throw line. It’s Mike’s one weakness tonight where he’s 33% so far.
8:18 p.m. — Media time out and Hogs up 45-26.
8:16 p.m. — Washington at the line for a pair, gets first, misses second; he’s on 19 points and 7 boards. 45-26 UA.
8:14 p.m. — That’s the way you fast break. Farmer blocked shot, rebound picked in the air by Washington, fired ahead to Farmer who finds Powell, drives in for the bucket and the foul — not a single dribble. Three-point play makes it 44-25, 17:14.
8:13 p.m. — Washington gets his first three-pointer, and 18th point; Hogs up 39-23. Washington closes to within five of the Hornets.
8:12 p.m. — Second half starting like first, defense dominates. Only one free throw in first minute, finally a layup for ASU.
8:10 p.m. — Baseline drive turnover for ASU, so it will be a while longer.
8:09 p.m. — Horn sounds, and we are ready. Hornets inbound and look for first two-point field goal of night.
8:06 p.m. — Big news today for volleyball as freshman Jasmine Norton was named honorable mention all-America.
8:04 p.m. — Just because the semester is over, doesn’t mean the action slows. Tomorrow, Razorback women’s team is on the road in Chicago for a noon game with Northwestern, start of a four-game in five days run.
7:55 p.m. — December Sweat Hawg program participants honored here at halftime.
7:53 p.m. — Alabama State has yet to score a two-point field goal; 0-14 from inside the arc. Not so good overall either. 17.2% as a team.
7:53 p.m. — Washington seals the first half with a kiss off the glass, his 15th point, 36-19 at halftime.
7:52 p.m. — Pelphrey takes timeout with 14.8 to set his final play.
7:51 p.m. — Welsh takes a man-charge off a full-speed Sekani Milligan; turnover gives Arkansas the last shot of the first half.
7:50 p.m. — Make it 10-0 with Washington’s layup off the inbounds, 34-16.
7:49 p.m. — Razorbacks on 8-0 run with Britt layup, 32-16.
7:46 p.m. — Washington hits the dunk and goes to 10 points with one to go. Statement dunk that pushes Arkansas lead to 30-16 with the three-point play.
7:45 p.m. — Next two Razorback games are on TV and stream live. Remember, the North Little Rock game from Verizon Arena is on TV (ESPN) but it will not stream in RazorVision. However, you can see it ESPN360.
7:43 p.m. — Washington jumper just before the media break takes him to 8 points to lead UA, Hogs up 27-16 at 3:52.
7:38 p.m. — 10+ lead doesn’t last as Mundadi gets his third three-pointer, 23-15. Welsh goes inside to put it back to 10, 25-15, and he’s on a four-point scoring streak.
7:38 p.m. — Team foul number 7 for ASU and bonus rest of way for Arkansas. Welsh to the line for one-and-one, he gets both and a double-digit spread for Arkansas, 23-12, 6:18.
7:36 p.m. — Washington takes similar entry pass after the time out, draws the foul on the shot and goes to the line. Misses free throw that would have put Arkansas up by 10 for first time tonight.
7:35 p.m. — Media timeout at 7:14 on the clock. ASU is only 3-of-21 from the field against Arkansas’ defense.
7:33 p.m. — Washington takes the lob on the left low block, leaps across the lane to lay it in from the right low block, he’s got four and its 19-12.
7:32 p.m. — Meanwhile, Arkansas is hitting 50% from three-point and 41.2% overall.
7:32 p.m. — Alabama State takes a timeout at 8:05, unfortunate as the Hornets were just six seconds from a media timeout.
7:31 p.m. — Another three for ASU breaks the Arkansas scoring run. ASU is 33% from the three, but the Hornets are only 15.8% from the field overall. Arkansas up 17-12, 8:29.
7:29 p.m. — Marketing crew brings out the RockBand and PS3 for the halftime giveaway — the students that showed for the game have a chance to take away a great holiday prize.
7:28 p.m. — Nobles’ three-pointer extends a short run by Arkansas to 8-1 over last two and a half minutes, 17-9.
7:26 p.m. — Glenn Bryant gets first free throw of the game for Arkansas; not a lot of fouls so far in spite of the defensive contest.
7:25 p.m. — Second media time out. Defensive battle continues with Arkasnsas up 11-9, Britt leads UA with 4, Mundadi has 7 of ASU’s 9 points and only Hornet to hit a FG on UA.
7:23 p.m. — Say, isn’t that John Daly who just walked in to sit down in the Courtside Seats?
7:22 p.m. — Mundadi draws the foul from Britt and goes to the line for two, gets one of two; now 7 of ASU’s 9.
7:22 p.m. — Mundadi gets another three for Alabama State, he now has all the field goals and 6 of ASU’s 8 points; Britt counters with a layup to keep the Arkanas lead at 3, 11-8.
7:21 p.m. — Arkansas shooting 44% to ASU’s 10% to open.
7:20 p.m. — Washington glides across the lane, flicks in the shot with his right hand across his body for 9-5 Arkansas.
7:18 p.m. — At 14:55 on clock, ASU gets its first field goal, Razorbacks leading 7-5 after the Mundadi three-pointer.
7:18 p.m. — And with that rejection, Mike Washington makes sure that it is 0-of-8 start from the field for Alabama State.
7:16 p.m. — We go to the first media time out with Arkansas up 4-2, Powell off the bench at 1-of-1 from the field. Hogs have not allowed a field goal in first four minutes.
7:14 p.m. — A slow 4-0 run for Arkansas to open the game, Alabama State gets its first points with a pair of fre throws from Moorer at 16:29 — a 3:31 scoreless hold for the Hog defense and ASU yet to score a field goal; 4-2 Arkansas.
7:10 p.m. — Britt’s stickback at 17:59 on the clock breaks the defensive battle, 2-0 Arkansas.
7:09 p.m. — Defensive battle shaping up early, two trips for Arkansas and two turnovers; two trips for ASU and a turnover and a three misses. Both sides playing tight man defense early.
7:08 p.m. — Tipoff at Walton Arena for Arkansas and Alabama State, remember RSN TV game tonight — check your local listings; tip goes to Arkansas
7:07 p.m. — FYI, this is the first game that sophomore guard Clark has missed in his brief Arkansas career.
7:06 p.m. — Starters as anticipated for Arkansas, we are seconds from tipoff.
7:03 p.m. — The student section traditional welcome: Who Cares (Duncan), What’s that Smell (Sanders) Who’s She
7:02 p.m. — Old gold with black numbers and trim for the Hornets.
7:01 p.m. — So, just when it looks like John Pelpfrey can have an almost full bench to work from, the injury bug takes out Clark and Sanchez. It is Clark’s first miss of the year while Sanchez of course had surgery earlier this fall.
7:00 p.m. — Both teams back on the court, and the TV lights are on. Jimmy Dykes and Scott Inman have the call on the TV tonight — pretty big time to have main ESPN talent on our own network.
6:57 p.m. — Just have to say something people — it’s a Hog Call, not a Hog howl — handful of folks barking before they start their woooooo. Call me a purist.
6:56 p.m. — National anthem, and now lights out to call the hogs.
6:52 p.m. — Rotnei Clark is not dressed — it is tendonitis in his knee; also not available is Michael Sanchez with a sore foot.
6:51 p.m. — Alabama State in their black shooting shirts and old-gold shorts head off from warm-ups; Razorbacks in their home all-white step off as well.
6:49 p.m. — We are 14 minutes to tip, but starters have flashed on the monitors. For Arkansas, Washington, Farmer, Britt, Nobles, Powell; for Alabama State, Ducan, Middlebrook, Sanders, Butler Mundadi
6:45 p.m. — Remember, tonight’s game is televised across the state by the Razorback Sports Network. Check your local listings, or click over to view the game on-line through RazorVision.
6:40 p.m. — Welcome back to Walton Arena. Fall exams are finished and it’s time to get back to basketball.