Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) - Marshawn Powell scored 17 points in just
19 minutes as the Arkansas Razorbacks crushed the Mississippi State Bulldogs,
96-70, in SEC play at Bud Walton Arena.
Also scoring in double figures for the Razorbacks (12-6, 3-2 SEC), as they won
for the third time in four games, were Coty Clarke and BJ Young with 13 points
apiece, followed by Jacorey Williams with 10 in 11 minutes off the bench.
The Bulldogs (7-10, 2-3) were paced by Fred Thomas with 17 points off the
bench, Gavin Ware accounted for 11 points and eight rebounds, while Craig
Sword posted 10 points and six boards, but was also guilty of nine turnovers
in the team's third straight setback.
Both teams shot under 44 percent from the floor in the first half, but the
hosts held a slight edge at the free-throw line which helped them to grab a
42-33 advantage at the break.
In the second half Arkansas exploded with 55.9 percent accuracy from the field
and a perfect 10-of-10 showing at the free-throw line in order to cruise to
the 26-point win.
More than anything else, turnovers proved to be a huge issue for MSU as it
fumbled the ball away a staggering 29 times, resulting in 42 points for the
Of the 15 players that saw action for Arkansas, all but two landed in the
scoring column as the reserves logged a staggering 60 points in the triumph.
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