FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The White Team defeated the Red Team 89-78 as the Arkansas men’s basketball team held its annual Red-White Game Sunday evening. The Razorbacks split into squads of seven and played two 16-minute halves in Bud Walton Arena.
Anthlon Bell tied for the game’s scoring lead with 27 points and three of his teammates on the White Team also contributed double-figure scoring numbers. For the Red Team, Moses Kingsley had 27 points, on 9-12 shooting from the field and went 9-for-12 from the foul line.
After a Kingsley layup for the Red Team with 8:09 remaining to bring his squad within two at 61-59, the White Team proceeded to go on a 13-2 run. That spread the lead to 13 points and became a deficit too large to overcome.
Bell, who has led the Razorbacks in treys in each of his first three seasons, paced the way from long distance. He made 5-for-10 from beyond the arc to lead all players. Dusty Hannahs, however, was not far behind, as the transfer from Texas Tech added 22 points on 8-for-20 shooting, including 4-for-8 from deep.
“This the last time the Razorbacks played each other tonight, the next time out we are playing someone other than ourselves. We have the pieces, now it’s just about putting those pieces together to form a team. We got guys who understand their role and we have an idea of where this team is headed.” — Head coach Mike Anderson.
“It was a good game for the team; we saw our strengths and our weaknesses as well. We’re just going to draw on the white board and work on it so we can go out and get a win on Thursday. We have a team that’s willing to share the ball and that’s going to be big for us, we know we will have to play as one team.” — Senior guard Anthlon Bell.
• Manny Watkins had the only double-double of the game, with 14 points on 7-for-11 shooting and 10 assists.
• The two teams combined for 44 assists on 63 field goals, compared to only 15 total turnovers in the game.
• Seven of the 14 players reached double figures and both teams shot over 50 percent from the field.
• This was the first Arkansas game played with a 30-second shot clock, a rule instituted by the NCAA beginning with the 2015-16 season.
Arkansas will host Southwestern Oklahoma State on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. for the team’s first exhibition contest of the season. The Razorbacks’ second exhibition game will be against Delta State on Tuesday, Nov. 10, also at 7 p.m.