FAYETTEVILLE — It was a fast, up-tempo start for the 2010-11 University of Arkansas Razorback men’s basketball team in its first exhibition game and the preparations for the regular season continue on Thursday night, Nov. 11, when the Razorbacks host Victory University at Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m.
The Razorbacks raced up and down the court last Saturday against LeMoyne-Owen University, outdistancing the visiting Magicians, 101-60. Arkansas took the opening tip for a dunk and never looked back as it held huge leads throughout the contest. Freshman Rickey Scott led five Razorbacks into double figures in the contest with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the only double-double of the contest. Along with Scott, Marcus Britt (14), Glenn Bryant (12), Delvon Johnson (11) and Marvell Waith (10) were all in double figures in scoring.
At the point, Arkansas relied heavily on sophomore Julysses Nobles and the second-year player responded with nine points, one rebound and six assists. He was Arkansas’ leading assist man and played tenacious defense. Scott also spent some time at the point and was credited with three assists, but also six turnovers and will need to take care of the ball as Arkansas goes forward.
Arkansas’ opponent on Thursday night has some experience having already played three games this fall. Victory opened its schedule with a loss to Blue Mountain, 71-80 on Oct. 30, then defeated Lyon, 95-88 on Nov. 1. Most recently, the Eagles lost to Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 3, 86-95. In their last contest Myron Strong and Khaleel Headley scored 28 and 20 points, respectively, making 13 of 36 shots from the floor and connecting on 16 of 18 free throws.
The Arkansas-Victory game will be broadcast on the radio across the state of Arkansas on the Razorback Sports Network from ISP with Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer giving the call. Barrett is in his first season as the play-by-play voice of the Razorbacks, replacing the legendary Mike Nail who held the position for 29 years.
Looking past the Victory contest, Arkansas begin the 2010-11 regular season schedule by hosting Grambling State University on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Bud Walton Arena.