The Arkansas men’s basketball team (10-2, SEC 2-2) put up a dominant performance against Georgia (7-3, SEC 0-3) in a landslide win, 99-69, in Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
Freshman guard Moses Moody led the way with a season-high 25 points. He shot 9-15, including 2-6 from 3-point range and cashed in all five of his free throw attempts.
Other freshmen including guard Davonte Davis and forward Jaylin Williams backed up Moody with a combined 22 points and 16 rebounds.
“The three of them were fantastic,” Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman said in a Zoom postgame press conference.
Arkansas led Georgia 49-43 early in the second half before the Razorbacks outscored the Bulldogs 39-10 over an 11:36 span to move ahead 88-53 with six minutes left.
Arkansas shot 36-69 from the court, including 12-21 from beyond the arc. The Razorbacks shared the ball with 24 assists, compared to seven at Tennessee on Wednesday.
The Hogs forced 21 turnovers and committed 14. Junior guards JD Notae and Desi Sills contributed with 12 and eight points, respectively, off the bench.
Graduate senior forward Vance Jackson Jr. scored 15 points and went 5-10 shooting. He was also 4-5 from 3-point range.
Williams only scored two points, but he had nine rebounds and two assists. He also drew two charging fouls.
“I know the team needs a guy that will come out there and be an energy player,” Williams said. “I’ll dive on the floor if I need to, take a charge or go hard for the extra rebound. I try to come in the game and play as hard as I can.”
Arkansas shot 60% from the field in the second half to seal the win over Georgia. The Bulldogs shot 38.2% and struggled to respond to the Hogs hot offense.
The Razorbacks posted their largest winning margin in an SEC game in Musselman’s two seasons, topping the 20-point victory over Vanderbilt last season.
“I thought it was as good of a game as we’ve had conference-wise since I’ve been here,” Musselman said.
The Razorback men’s basketball team will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to take on the LSU Tigers on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.