FAYETTEVILLE – Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 22 points and the Mississippi defense closed Arkansas in the second half for a 77-67 Saturday night victory.
Halfway with seemingly no response after 38-32 Arkansas's 3-point shootout, the Bulldogs (18-7, 6-6 SEC), played an inspired defense after the break that ended in a 23: 1 Run ended at 8:20. During this run, the Razorbacks (14-11, 5-7) committed five turnovers, six fouls, and missed 13 field-hit attempts.
When Mason Jones stopped the run, he converted a 3-point turn on the 11: 33 marks, the Razorbacks followed 55-44. Every spin from the game was instantly mixed when Tyson Carter met a jumper on the other end to increase his team's lead to 1
The Razorbacks had ten sales in the first half alone, exceeding their average of 12.8 per game in their last six competitions. However, their ten second-half turnovers were even more difficult as many appeared just after the transition starts.
The well-rounded Bulldogs achieved double-digit performances from Weatherspoon, Carter (18) and Reggie Perry (12) and Robert Woodard II (10).
Jones scored 30 points for Arkansas. No other player from Razorbacks scored a double-digit number.
Mississippi State: In the hours leading up to the match, the state of Mississippi announced in a press release that shooting nickname Nick Weatherspoon was suspended indefinitely for a rule violation. In the second year, Mississippi State is the fourth-highest scorer this season with eleven double-digit point games. In Weatherspoon's absence, the Bulldogs turned to Carter, whose 18 points were a season high.
Arkansas: Daniel Gafford had a tough game after scoring more than 20 points in three of his previous four games. The low post size of the state of Mississippi, including the aggressive defense of Perry throughout the competition, has thoroughly disturbed him. He finished with eight points and eleven rebounds. Perry had previously worked in Arkansas when he had a five-star perspective, but eventually he was enrolled in the state of Mississippi. The hogs dropped to 2-3 in February, which is untypical for Mike Anderson's team. The loss lowers the coach's record in February to 38-23 in eight seasons.
The Bulldogs continue their two games in Georgia on Wednesday.
The Razorbacks travel to Auburn on Wednesday.
Miss. State 77, Arkansas 67 – Final
Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 22 points to pass the Bulldogs at Arkansas and bring the Razorbacks to five to seven in the SEC game. In six regular season games Weatherspoon has scored a goal.
At least 22 points in each of his last three games against Arkansas. Tyson Carter, who started today's game in place of suspended Nick Weatherspoon, added 18 points and Reggie Perry, Arkansas' one-off, ended a double-double.
Arkansas was led by Mason Jones, who scored 30 points 9 out of 18 shootings.
We'll have more from today's game from WholeHogSports.com later.
Miss. State 66, Arkansas 55 – 3:32 left
Arkansas scored its record high for sales in a game of 19. The Razorbacks, who were ten in the first half, have nine more possessions in the second half.
Bulldogs also with five offensive rebounds since halftime. Reggie Perry has three. The size of the state of Mississippi at the front was an issue for Arkansas all night.
Miss. State 61, Arkansas 51 – 7:20 left
Mason Jones scored again a snowstorm. Miss. State striker Aric Holman tried for some reason to take Isaiah Joe off the rebound, but Jalen Harris took the loose ball and hit Jones at the other end for a layup.
Jones is now 20 and Arkansas is within 10 on the penultimate media timeout. It's Jones' third SEC game with at least 20 points and his first since dropping 23 in Georgia.
Miss. State 61, Arkansas 47 – 8:45 left
Arkansas is 2 out of 17 in the second half and Mason Jones has both points on the edge. His layup lowered the Bulldogs' deficit to 14, forcing Ben Howland to take a break before the time-out of the U-8 media.
Mason Jones has a game with 18 points. No other player in Arkansas has more than six.
Miss. State 55, Arkansas 41 – 11:42 left
Razorbacks are now 0-of-14 off the ground, 0-out-5 out of the 3-point area in the second half, and have been 23- 3 superior. Bulldogs put on the defensive end and give Arkansas absolutely nothing.
Miss. State is 10 of 15 in the second half of the match and just had a 3 from striker Aric Holman, who advanced his run to 16-0 in the final 4:44 minutes. Reggie Perry also gave a balloon 3 by Robert Woodard
Miss. State 50, Arkansas 41 – 13:27 left
The state of Mississippi has completed a 18: 1 run in the last 5:30 of the game. The Bulldogs defeated Arkansas 12-1 with Osabuohien after Gafford had three fouls. Reggie Chaney did not check in until the Razorbacks were in the 48:41 turn.
Arkansas has shot the ball five times since halftime. Isaiah Joe has a pair while Gafford / Jones / Bailey have one each.
Q Weatherspoon and Tyson Carter scored a total of 14 points in 6-of-7 shooting in the second half.
Miss. State 43, Arkansas 41 – 15:42 left
Daniel Gafford found a foul early in the second half and has to sit. While on the bench, the Bulldogs beat Arkansas 7-1.
The Razorbacks are 0-out-7 from the ground to open the second half and all three points are up. Daniel Gafford preserved a pair after being fouled at the edge of Arkansas's first-half possession, and Mason Jones shared two free throws after a miss. The foul on the US states has been improved to an impressive 1.
Tyson Carter, who got the start Today, instead of Nick Weatherspoon, he has six points for the Bulldogs in the second half. He has 10 points for the game in the 5:10 shooting.
Arkansas 38, Miss. State 32 – Half
Jalen Harris has put the cherry on a pretty entertaining first half a midrange jumper from the jar to beat the shotgun, just a few seconds in half. Harris has five points and six assists against sales during the break.
Mason Jones leads all scorers with 12 points to 4 of 6 from a 3-point area. He beat a pair of 3 from the left corner, where he was 1 of 8 since the start of tonight's conference game. Jones is in the double-digit range for the third consecutive year and for the sixth time in Arkansas' last seven games.
Daniel Gafford scored just two points in just 18 minutes on a tip-in in the first half. He is 1-of-3 from the ground, has four rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two envelopes, so not a terrible half of him.
One disturbing thing from the first half, however, was Arkansas & # 39; 10 turnovers. Gafford, Reggie Chaney and Gabe Osabuohien came together for seven of them. Osabuohien has played three in just four minutes. Mississippi State was also shaky with the ball and coughed him ten times. Lamar Peters and Q Weatherspoon each have three mistakes:
Reggie Chaney, I thought, gave Arkansas some good minutes in the first half. In six minutes he was finished with five points. He went 3-for-3 on the line and finished a nice and-1 pretty early. He was solid and I think Mike Anderson could do a bit more in the second half. Adrio Bailey played well, so we'll see.
Q Weatherspoon and Robert Woodard lead the Bulldogs with eight points each.
Miss. State 27, Arkansas 26 – 3:39, first half
The Bulldogs have taken the lead on a Robert Woodard Corner 3 in front of the Arkansas Bank. Woodard has a team height of 8 points on 3 out of 3 out of the ground and 2 out of 2 from a distance.
Mason Jones has a score of 12 points tonight on 4 of 6 from a 3-point field and Adrio Bailey has six. Daniel Gafford, Reggie Chaney and Gabe Osabuohien have combined seven of Arkansas' nine sales at that time. Chaney and Osabuohien have five minutes in five minutes in between.
Gafford did not meet today. In 16 minutes he is 0: 2 from the ground.
Arkansas 21, Miss. State 19 – 7:55 left the first half
Mason Jones struck another 3 down left corner, where he had been 1 of 8 since the beginning of the conference game. He has nine points on the score.
Arkansas shoots the ball well but Mississippi State hangs around because he's 8 out of 16 off the ground. Razorbacks have done a defensively good job reversing the Bulldogs eight times. Q Weatherspoon already has three turnovers and striker Aric Holman has a pair.
Arkansas 14, Miss. State 12 – 11:52 left first half
Arkansas is 5 out of 5 points off the ground and 3-of-3 from the bottom, however, only through a bucket due to a rash of turnovers. Gabe Osabuohien reversed the ball three times in two minutes after checking on Adrio Bailey.
Arkansas reversed the ball on all four possessions Osabuohien had in play. He sits, and Gafford comes back into the game with a short break.
Isaiah Joe hit the third Razorback of the night late in the gun to bring Arkansas to 14-8. Q Weatherspoon has a team height of six points for the Bulldogs.
Arkansas 11, Miss. State 6 – 15:23 left the first half
Razorbacks made a pretty good start. Mason Jones has beaten a pair of 3, including one to open the game. Both of his 3's came essentially from the same location, which was to the left of the top of the key.
Adrio Bailey also has four early. He knocked down a left sweater in the left corner and also threw a break in the transition. The jumper makes him out of the left side on 2-point Js over the last 12 games. Good start for him.
Tyson Carter, who received the start for the suspended Nick Weatherspoon, leads the Bulldogs with four points so far.
Arkansas & # 39; Starting lineup : Jalen Harris, Isaiah Joe, Mason Jones, Adrio Bailey and Daniel Gafford.
A solid performance from Arkansas tonight could do wonders for self confidence in South Carolina and Missouri – both games had a chance to win. The Bulldogs are a key player tonight – see below – so the Razorbacks & # 39; backcourt outplay Q Weatherspoon and Lamar Peters?
I think another important matchup to see tonight is the 4-point. Reggie Perry has been playing well for Ben Howland lately and Arkansas & # 39; s was spotty at best. Adrio Bailey, Reggie Chaney and Gabe Osabuohien will be big enough tonight as they try to reach the size and length of the Mississippi State. Mississippi State is fourth in the league in pure SEC games league (34 percent). Arkansas has to hold Perry, Ado and Aric Holman off the glass.
Mississippi Starter : Quinndary Weatherspoon, Lamar Peters, Tyson Carter, Reggie Perry, and Abdul Ado.
The Razorbacks have a tough task tonight: slowing down some of the SEC's best keepers, especially Quinndary Weatherspoon. Senior Weatherspoon is the third in the league, while Lamar Peters helps him. Nick Weatherspoon was suspended indefinitely for violating the team rules, the school announced this afternoon. He traveled with the team.
Arkansas set the opponent at 26.6 percent of his possessions during his 4-second SEC winning streak, but when the Mississippi trio intervene, the Bulldogs' team turnover is under 16 percent season.
Reggie Perry, the former Razorbacks, will play for the first time tonight in the Bud Walton Arena. Perry has averaged 14.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in his last four games in his last four games against Ole Miss, LSU, Kentucky and Alabama since Ben Howland put him in the starting eleven. Perry is on the offensive rebound with 13.2 percent in fifth place on the SEC – ahead of PJ Washington and Travis Reid of Kentucky and Tennessee striker Kyle Alexander.
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