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Razorbacks go for three straight

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks go for three straight

The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team was perfect last week with wins over Utah Valley and Grambling State and look to make it three straight on Wednesday night, Nov. 30, when the Razorbacks take on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m. Arkansas (4-1) rebounded from a tough night against Utah Valley to get a blowout win against Grambling State. In the contest, four Razorback freshmen scored in double figures, led by BJ Young who tallied 18 points for the second straight game. The four first-year players, three who came off the bench, combined for 53 points on 21-of-39 shooting, 5-of-10 from three and 6-of-8 from the free throw line, 21 rebounds, 14 assists, four blocks, five steals and just two turnovers. The Grambling State game also saw the Razorbacks get back to what made them successful in the early part of the season and that is sharing the ball. Arkansas was credited with 25 assists in the game on 34 made shots. It also used defense to get the offense going with 39 points off turnovers which included 16 Razorback steals. Mississippi Valley State (1-5) picked up a double overtime victory over Tennessee State on Nov. 25, but with a short bench was unable to make it two straight on Nov. 26, falling to Cal Poly 72-55. The Delta Devils have an all senior starting lineup, but not much after that as they only played seven players in the double overtime win and just nine have seen the court this year. Terrence Joyner, a 6-3 guard, is the leading scorer on the team at 12.8 per game and is aided by 6-8 big man Paul Crosby who averages 12.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Season, regular season non-conference, mini plans and several other ticketing options are available by contacting the Razorback Ticket Office or by going online to ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The Arkansas-Mississippi Valley State game will be broadcast on the radio across the Razorback Sports Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer giving the call. The contest is also the first Razorback Sports Network television game of the year and includes a 30-minute pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m. The next Razorback game is its first true road game as Arkansas travels to Hartford, Conn., to take on the defending national champion UConn Huskies at the XL Center at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.



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