FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Arkansas guard Gary Ervin scored 17 points as the Razorbacks beat Texas-San Antonio 67-42 Wednesday night.
The Arkansas offense was also sparked by Charles Thomas and Patrick Beverley, who each scored 10 points. The two combined for 20 rebounds – Beverley with a career-high 13 and Thomas with 7.
Arkansas (8-1) jumped out to an early lead with a 12-3 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Beverley that put the Razorbacks ahead 18-9.
Minutes later, the Razorbacks got a pair of easy dunks, including a one-handed slam by Beverley that excited the crowd.
Arkansas built a 35-18 lead at the half, largely from 24 points in the paint off easy layups.
Texas-San Antonio (4-3), playing man-to-man defense throughout the game, shot only 27.8 percent from the floor in the first half, going 2-for-9 from 3-point range. Overall, the Roadrunners shot 34.1 percent from the floor and committed 22 turnovers.
Arkansas, winner of six straight games, began the second half with a 16-5 run.
The Roadrunners scored only 10 points in the paint. Travis Gabbidon’s 11 points led UTSA’s offense.
The Razorbacks had a 43-23 rebounding advantage and made 18-of-21 free throws, 85.7 percent.
Arkansas travels to Oklahoma for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday, which is being televised by ESPN2.