MBB vs Texas Southern

The Razorbacks trumped the Texas Southern Tigers 82-51 on Nov. 19 in the team’s fourth win of the season.

The Arkansas men’s basketball team won its fourth game of the season in dominating fashion Tuesday night against Texas Southern, 82-51. 

Sophomore Isaiah Joe led the way with 33 points in the game. He started slow, going 1-7 from the field, including 0-5 on three-point attempts during the first half before scoring 29 points in the second half.

The Razorbacks came into the game with a 3-0 record and were a bit sluggish in the first half, leading the Tigers 37-24. The Hogs shot 44% in the first half and had 28 points off of turnovers. The Hogs went 0-14 from deep in the first half before finishing the game 6-26. The Hogs were out-rebounded by three as the Tigers had 39 rebounds in the game. 

Joe made all the three-pointers for the Razorbacks, going 6-13 from deep and 9-20 overall for the game. 

Senior Jimmy Whitt Jr. led the way in the first half with 11 points, going 5-6 shooting, and scored 17 points in the game on 8-13 shooting. Whitt has scored in double-figures in each of the last three games. 

“I do not want to hurt the team in any way and I think I am getting better at my game,” Whitt said. “I think I am able to do things that will help the team and translate on the court."  

Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman was able to celebrate with a victory but knows his team must shoot better from deep.

“That first half, we were so bad shooting the three ball it was like there was a lid on the basket,” Musselman said. “Obviously, Isaiah was the only one who hit one for us tonight, but it opens up the floor for everybody else, and I thought Jimmy’s mid range game was phenomenal.”

The Razorbacks will be back in action against South Dakota on Friday at 8 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.

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