Northwestern St 59

(4-8, 0-3 away)

Arkansas 90

(9-2, 7-0 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 19, 2007

    Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    NWST 25 3459
    ARK 45 4590

    Top Performers

    Northwestern St: T. Gilder 17 Pts, 4 Reb

    Arkansas: P. Beverley 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 5 Stl

    Arkansas 90, Northwestern St. 59

    Associated Press

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Sonny Weems scored a season-high 21 points to lead Arkansas to a 90-59 victory Wednesday night over Northwestern State.

    The Razorbacks (9-2) dominated both ends of the court, outrebounding Northwestern 42-30 and scoring 31 points off 24 Northwestern turnovers.

    Arkansas' Patrick Beverley was credited with five steals, hit 2-of-3 from long distance and finished with 16 points after four low-scoring games. Darian Townes scored 17 and Charles Thomas had 11.

    The Razorbacks began the game with a flurry of offense and built a quick 9-2 lead on the way to a 45-25 margin at the half.

    Midway through the first half, Weems -- a 6-foot-6 forward with a vertical jump greater than 32 inches -- took a lob pass from Townes for a slam dunk. Seconds later, while on defense at midcourt, Weems stole the ball and made an uncontested, one-handed dunk.

    Northwestern State (4-8) never established a rhythm offensively, making only 37 percent of its shots from the floor. Many times when a Northwestern player drove the lane for a shot, it either rimmed out of the basket or was blocked by Arkansas center Steven Hill, who was credited with a season-high four blocks.

    Arkansas began the second half with an 8-0 run to build a 53-25 lead, capped by a 3-pointer and a layup from Beverley in just 30 seconds.

    Leading Northwestern's offense were Trey Gilder with 17 points and Jerry Moody with 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 59 90
    FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 32-62 (.516)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 21-28 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 33

    2007-08 Season

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