Arkansas opens Foreign Tour with 108-59 victory
Valencia, Spain – Arkansas scored the first 10 points of the game and ended the Razorbacks’ first of four games in their overseas tour of Spain and Italy with a 108–59 win over Valencia Seleccion.
Arkansas ended the first quarter with a 35-18 lead, but the Razorbacks cooled off a bit in the second quarter but won 24-13. Valencia nearly made the Razorbacks on the boards and made 4-of-5 from the line versus Arkansas’ zero free throw attempts, resulting in a technical foul by head coach Eric Musselman.
Unofficially, five Razorbacks scored double digits, including a game-high 21 from Nick Smith Jr. Trevon Brazile, who was 5-of-5 from the field, and Kamani Johnson, who had five offensive rebounds, each scored 12 points. Ricky Council IV added 11 points and Barry Dunning Jr. had 10. Johnson led with nine total rebounds and Council contributed eight.
Smith also had six assists and five rebounds, while Anthony Black dished out the team‘s best seven assists with five rebounds. Jordan Walsh had a rounded line with nine points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
Arkansas travels to Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday morning and plays Barcelona Todo-Estrella on Thursday (11 August).
|Nick Smirh Jr.||21 points – 6 assists – 5 rebs – 3-of-6 3PT|
|Trevon Brazil||12 points – 3 reps – 5 of 5 FG – 2 of 2 FT|
|Kamani Johnson||12 points – 9 rebs (5 off/4 def) – 3 assists|
|Ricky Rat IV||11 points – 8 repetitions|
|Barry Dunning Jr.||10 points – 1 assist – 1 steal – 1 blocked shot|
|Jordan Walsh||9 points – 5 rebs – 4 assists – 2 blocked shots|
|Anton Schwarz||8 points – 7 assists – 5 reps|
|Makhel Mitchell||7 points – 1 reb – 1 steal – 1 blocked shot|
|Jalen Graham||6 points – 6 repetitions|
|Vonste Davis||4 points – 4 reps – 5 assists|
|Makhi Mitchell||4 points – 2 repetitions|
|Derrian Ford||4 pts|
|Joseph pinion||1 Reb – ` Assist – 1 blocked shot|
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