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Arkansas 74, Troy 61

(AP Photo/Michael Woods)

By ERIC W. BOLIN
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Ricky Council scored a season-high 27 points and No. 11 Arkansas used a 17-0 run late in the second half to hold off Troy 74-61.

Council scored 13 of Arkansas' final 19 points as the Razorbacks outscored Troy 19-3 in the final 6:25. The Trojans missed seven of eight during the stretch while Arkansas (6-1) made seven straight field goals.

Troy (6-2) made nine 3-pointers to maintain a lead for a bulk of the game, but went just 1 for its final 8 from deep. Arkansas countered in the paint, outscoring the Trojans 46-26.

Makhi Mitchell joined Council in double figures with 14 points while grabbing nine rebounds. Anthony Black scored 14 points for Arkansas and had eight rebounds.

Nelson Phillips led the Trojans with 22 points, 18 of which came from 3-pointers.

SMITH DEBUTS

Arkansas freshman Nick Smith Jr. made his debut, checking in with 14:08 in the first half. Smith is a projected lottery pick in next year's NBA Draft, but had missed Arkansas' first six games because of a knee injury. He didn't score, going 0 for 2 from the field in six minutes. He didn't play in the second half.

DAVIS TAKES LEAVE

Arkansas announced a half-hour before tip that junior guard Devo Davis would be "taking some time away from basketball," per a statement from coach Eric Musselman. No reason was given for Davis' leave nor was a timetable for potential return mentioned.

Davis has been a three-year starter for the Razorbacks and averaged 8.5 points in 31 minutes a game this season.

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas has just three guards in its rotation with the loss of Davis, who was the team's secondary ball-hander behind Black.

November 28, 2022


Troy
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Turner F 24 1-3 0-0 0-2 1-1 0 0 2 3 2 2
Z. Williams F 24 5-9 1-2 0-4 1-4 1 1 1 2 3 11
N. Phillips G 36 7-17 2-2 6-12 1-7 3 2 1 3 2 22
A. Muhammad G 32 2-7 0-0 1-3 0-3 3 0 0 1 2 5
K. Punter G 25 0-4 0-0 0-3 0-0 1 0 0 3 3 0
C. Eugene   28 5-10 1-2 2-3 0-1 0 0 1 4 2 13
L. Geffrard   13 3-5 0-0 0-1 2-3 1 0 0 0 1 6
J. Fields   12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 1 3 0
N. Tshimanga   7 1-1 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals   201 24-56
(.429)
4-8
(.500)
9-28
(.321)
10-26 10 3 6 18 19 61


Arkansas
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Mitchell F 29 6-8 2-2 0-0 4-9 0 3 0 2 2 14
J. Walsh F 20 1-6 4-5 0-0 0-4 0 1 2 2 3 6
A. Black G 40 5-8 2-4 2-4 1-8 3 1 2 3 1 14
R. Council IV G 39 12-18 2-2 1-4 2-3 0 0 1 2 2 27
B. Dunning Jr. G 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Johnson   32 1-3 6-8 0-0 0-3 0 0 1 0 2 8
T. Brazile   25 1-5 1-2 0-2 0-0 1 0 2 5 2 3
M. Mitchell   7 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 2
N. Smith Jr.   6 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Pinion   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 27-51
(.529)
17-23
(.739)
3-11
(.273)
10-33 4 5 8 15 12 74
Officials: Joe Lindsay, Owen Shortt, Brian O'Connell




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