Arkansas' White squad downed the Red team 112-102 on Sunday at Bud Walton Arena. Here's a 2-4-7 look at the game.
Senior Mardracus Wade finished with 19 points for the White team on Sunday.
2 Turning Points
1] The White team held a slim 33-32 lead with 5:50 remaining in the first half before going on an 11-2 run to take a 44-34 lead with 2:23 left in the first half. In the run, Mardracus Wade hit two shots, Anthlon Bell hit a trey and then Coty Clarke and Michael Qualls had baskets. Qualls' shot came on a nice assist from Rickey Scott that Qualls was able to slam dunk. The Red team got to within 10 at intermission, 51-41, but was never able to retake the lead.
2] With the White squad up 75-64 with 11:26 left in the game, Red guard Fred Gulley hit a jumper and a three-pointer to pull his team within 75-69 with 10:47 remaining. However, Scott then hit a field goal and free throw to get the lead back to nine. The White squad coasted in the rest of the way.
1] Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson on the 214 combined points-- “A high-scoring affair, obviously that does tell you we have a chance to have some guys that can put the ball in the hole and the biggest question mark as we move past the Red-White game is will we be able to stop somebody?”
2] Anderson on Gulley's 24 points on 5-of-6 from behind the 3-point line-- “Fred has been very much improved from last year. I have been seeing him consistently knock down open shots. To be an effective player in the SEC or in college basketball you've got to be able to knock down open shots and he did that tonight.”
3] Alandise Harris who is eligible following his transfer redshirt year and now will play on whereas last year this game was his final one. He had 26 points and nine rebounds on Sunday-- “It feels good, a good start for my Razorback career right there. I played good, just had a couple of lapses on defense.”
4] Anthlon Bell on difference this year than last when he was true freshman for this game. On Sunday, Bell had 19 points and four assists including 5-of-9 from behind the 3-point line-- “I just feel like we're more experienced. We just come out and know what Coach expects from us. Just go out there and play hard.”
7 Stats That Matter
1] 2-- Blocked shots for Moses Kingsley. He was the only player in the game to have blocks in the game. Kingsley also had six points and eight turnovers. He did miss all four of his free-throw attempts.
2] 6-- Turnovers for Rashad Madden who otherwise played an outstanding game. He had 24 points, including two three-pointers, six rebounds and eight assists. He also hit 8-of-9 from the charity stripe.
3] 19-- Number of 3-point baskets made in the game. Bell and Gulley each made five. Jacorey Williams had three and Madden had his pair. Wade, Qualls, Harris and Bobby Portis each made one.
4] 35-- The made free throws in 50 attempts. For the game, the Red team shot 63 percent while the White squad hit 78.3 percent. While the White team shot a much higher percentage, they only made one more, 18-17, but also shot four fewer, 27-23, for the game.
5] 41-- The rebound total for the Red squad compared to 26 for the winning White team. Harris had nine and Kingsley eight to lead the Red team while Clarke had 10 boards to lead the Red team. Clarke also had 15 points for a double-double. He also chipped in two assists and one steal. Qualls had 20 points, five rebounds and three assists for the White squad.
6] 58.3-- The shooting percentage for the winning White team for the game. They made 42-of-72 shots from the floor. The Red team also shot well making 54.3 percent.
7] 3,500-- The announced attendance. Usually estimates seem higher than the actual size of the crowd, but on Sunday this may have been a lower estimate than the actual crowd.