NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas men's basketball team improves to 11-1 on the season, after winning its eighth straight game, defeating the Sam Houston State Bearkats inside Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, by a score of 90-56.
Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, by a score of 90-56. The eight game win streak marks the longest under head coach Mike Anderson and the longest since the 2008-09 season. Arkansas' 90 point effort is the fifth this season.
The Razorbacks came out aggressive on offense in the first period. Arkansas went to the free throw line 20 times in the opening half, the most all season in the first half. Sam Houston State earned a trip to the charity stripe only three times in the first, tied for a season-low in a half by Razorback opponents.
To lead the charge, senior Moses Kingsley scored 13 of his season-high 17 points in the first half. Kingsley also brought down seven rebounds to go along with three blocks in the contest. The big man has seven games of three-plus blocks on the season.
Daryl Macon scored in double figures for the fifth straight game. After having eight points in the first half, the Little Rock native put up seven of Arkansas' first nine in the second half to stretch the Razorback lead to 17 with 16:59 left in the second period. Macon finished with 17 points.
Arkansas used a 23-6 run to give extend the Razorback lead to 32 with 7:29 left in the game before settling with a 34 point victory.
Junior guard Anton Beard finished with a season-high 16 points to go along with three rebounds. The six-foot junior has brought down three or more rebounds in seven of the last 10 games.
Arkansas will return to Fayetteville on Thursday, Dec. 29 to open Southeastern Conference play against the Florida Gators at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on SEC Network.