GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Arkansas 101, South Carolina 73


By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Moses Moody tied his career high with 28 points and No. 12 Arkansas won its 10th straight in the Southeastern Conference with a 101-73 victory over South Carolina.

The Razorbacks (20-5, 12-4 SEC) did it with the long ball, hitting 15 3-pointers to continue its longest league win streak to match the 1994 national champions who won their last 10 SEC regular-season games that year.

Moody had four 3-pointers as Arkansas reached 20 victories for a second straight year under coach Eric Musselman.

The Razorbacks got going from way outside in the first half to open a double-digit lead that South Carolina (6-13, 4-11) could not overcome.

Justin Smith had had 22 points, JD Notae 21 and Desi Sills 15, tying his career high with five 3-pointers.

Arkansas, a middle of the SEC pack team in three-point shooting percentage, couldn't miss in a first half that looked more like practice than an SEC game.

The Razorbacks made 10 of 20 from behind the arc on the way to a 49-32 halftime lead.

Leading scorer Moody hit three 3-pointers while Sills made his first four before he bounced a long one off the rim.

Arkansas made 20 3-pointers in its opening win over Mississippi Valley in November. It's previous high in SEC play this season was 12 in a 99-69 drubbing of Georgia in January. And they used the long ball to pull away early.

Sills' first 3-poiner put Arkansas up for good at 17-14. Moody made it 26-18 with his second three of the half. Even 7-foot-3 Connor Vanover got into the act, nailing an open shot from the right corner. By the time Sills made back-to-back threes, the Razorbacks were up 32-22 and wouldn't be caught.

It didn't help that South Carolina's top two scorers in AJ Lawson and Keyshawn Bryant were a combined 4-of-20 shooting for 10 points the first 20 minutes.

Lawson led the Gamecocks with 18 points.

Moody, the smooth, 6-foot-6 freshman, finished 10-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds.

March 2, 2021



Arkansas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Smith F 34 8-12 6-7 0-0 1-8 2 0 1 1 1 22
C. Vanover F 20 1-5 0-0 1-3 0-6 1 4 0 1 1 3
M. Moody G 34 10-15 4-4 4-9 0-7 2 0 2 0 3 28
D. Davis G 20 1-2 2-2 0-0 2-8 2 0 2 5 2 4
J. Tate G 18 1-5 0-0 0-2 1-1 1 0 0 3 2 2
J. Notae   30 9-16 0-0 3-8 0-5 5 0 5 3 1 21
D. Sills   26 5-8 0-0 5-7 0-1 2 0 0 2 5 15
V. Jackson Jr.   9 2-4 0-0 2-4 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 6
E. Henderson   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
A. Iyiola   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Obukwelu   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 37-67
(.552)
12-13
(.923)
15-33
(.455)
5-39 17 4 10 15 18 101


South Carolina
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Bryant F 31 5-15 3-9 0-2 3-9 0 2 3 2 1 13
J. Minaya F 27 1-5 0-2 0-3 2-4 2 0 2 0 2 2
T. Minott C 16 2-4 0-0 0-0 2-6 0 0 0 1 3 4
A. Lawson G 28 6-17 2-2 4-9 0-3 0 0 0 0 0 18
T. Moss G 23 1-3 2-2 0-1 0-1 7 0 3 5 0 4
J. Couisnard   23 2-6 3-4 1-4 1-3 1 0 0 1 2 8
T. Hannibal   16 3-6 2-2 0-0 1-7 2 0 1 3 0 8
J. McCreary   15 5-7 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 4 10
S. Woods   12 2-7 1-2 1-3 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 6
W. Leveque   4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Nelson   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Green   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 27-72
(.375)
13-23
(.565)
6-23
(.261)
13-39 13 2 9 14 14 73

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