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Hogs Run Away From Georgia in Second Half

Arkansas got strong performances from its freshmen in a blowout win

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Auburn John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas used a dominant second half to crush Georgia 99-69 on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

The Razorbacks (10-2, 2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win over the Bulldogs (7-3, 1-3). The Hogs actually started to pull away during the last eight minutes of the first half, turning a 32-30 lead into a 43-37 lead at halftime. The second half was all Hogs. The Razorbacks led by as much as 35 points and outscored Georgia 56-32 after the break.

Moses Moody led all scorers with a career-high 25 points, while fellow freshman Devo Davis scored a career-high 20. The Hogs hit 12 of 21 from beyond the arc, forced 21 turnovers, and had 24 assists on 36 made buckets. Overall, it was an offensive clinic and a strong defensive performance against an excellent scoring team in Georgia.

There’s a lot to be excited about after this game. Moody and Davis were fantastic, but Vance Jackson (15 points, 4/5 from 3) continued his strong play after a slow start to the season. Jaylin Williams scored only 2 points but had 9 rebounds in 20 minutes. Jalen Tate had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists.

The Hogs’ next two games are on the road, against LSU and Alabama. A split would set the Hogs up nicely for a lengthy run of winnable games after that.