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RECAP: Second Half Avalanche Buries Arkansas

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Road woes come back

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Texas A&M Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas and Texas A&M we’re locked into a tight one, a 33-32 game at halftime. And then Texas A&M discovered their inner Steph Curry and rained hellfire in the first couple minutes of the 2nd half. The Aggies came into the game 293rd in Division 1 in 3 point shooting, so naturally they opened that half hitting 7/8 from deep in just over a five minute span to open the half. The 24-4 run opened up a lead Arkansas couldn’t overcome and fell 80-66.

The Hogs were able to cut a 20 point lead down to nine after a Daryl Macon three cut the score to 66-57, but the Aggies had an answer to the tune of a 12-2 run to put the game out of reach.

Macon and Barford had their usual scoring output, putting up a combined 39 points. The bright spot was Darious Hall’s 13 points on a perfect 6/6 from the field. Outside of those three, the Hogs had no help. The rest of the team was a combined 5/23 from the field.

The chance to really put themselves in a good position in terms of SEC standings and NCAA hopes took a step back in this one, but by no means is dire. A split in this current run of two road games puts the Hogs in a good position with very winnable games coming up, but for now Arkansas will just have to wait until LSU to exact some revenge and try to pick up another road win.