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Arkansas defeats Utah Valley 79-46

2732 days ago
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Alandise Harris scored a season-high 17 points to help Arkansas beat Utah Valley 79-46 Saturday.

Harris added five rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench. The Razorbacks improved to 11-2 overall in their final game before beginning Southeastern Conference play.

Arkansas took the control with a 15-2 run to end the first half. Michael Qualls had a putback dunk and Ky Madden hit a 3-pointer to spark the run after Utah Valley had pulled to within six points.

Harris added a breakaway dunk off a steal in the final minute of the half and the Razorbacks led 42-23 at halftime.

Arkansas continued the run after the break, scoring the first six points of the second half and led by as many as 39 points late in the game.

The SEC's second-leading scoring tandem of Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls had 12 points and 11 points, respectively, for Arkansas and each recorded nine rebounds. Moses Kingsley scored 10 points in his first start for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas made 40 percent of its field goal attempts and was 21 of 25 from the free throw line. The Razorbacks out-rebounded the Wolverines 55-30.

Harris scored half of Arkansas' 34 bench points. The Razorbacks were efficient offensively, scoring in 37 of their 75 possessions.

Donte Williams led Utah Valley with 14 points. The Wolverines (5-9) made only 29 percent of their field goal attempts and committed 15 turnovers.

Arkansas improved to 2-0 all-time against Utah Valley.