The Razorbacks played a energetic Oral Roberts team that led by ten at halftime. The Golden Eagles forced Arkansas out of their groove offensively and really brought energy on their sideline during the first half to disrupt the Hogs. Arkansas was able to correct things with an offensive outburst by our scoring Oral Roberts 57-36 in the second half.
Arkansas (7-0) started out the game with a 6-0 lead and looked to be well on their way to a 7-0 start to the season. Oral Roberts was able to actively score from beyond the arc in the first half pushing their lead to 15 with less than three minutes to go in the first half.
Arkansas was led by Justin Smith in the first half who scored nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks. He had an even better performance in the second half finishing with 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Razorbacks today. Smith is the first Razorback to record 10 offensive rebounds since Bobby Portis did so in 2015.
J.D. Notae was able to score 15 points all in the second half which help take Arkansas on a monumental run to an eventual lead.
Star true freshman, Moses Moody, scored 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting. Moody was also able to contribute on defense with his prowess rebounding the ball as well with seven.
Oral Roberts had quite a few impactful performances in their upset bid over the Hogs. Kevin Obanor led the way with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Former Razorback, R.J. Glasper scored 14 points on 5 of 12 shooting.
The Hogs came back in the second half to shoot above 41% shooting for the game. They started 0 of 10 from three but finished 4 of 24 on the day. They Razorbacks were also able to overwhelm the Golden Eagles on the boards with a 57-32 edge. The Razorbacks ultimately won the ball game 87-76.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will return to the hardwood on Tuesday, December 22. They will welcome Abilene Christian to Bud Walton Arena for a 4 PM tip-off for their final non-conference tilt.