FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) After missing 15 free throws in the first half, Arkansas regrouped from the line to shoot almost 78 percent after intermission and handle UC Davis, 81-58, on Monday night.
Arkansas relied on two 20-point scorers, neither named Daniel Gafford, to fend off an Aggies squad that trailed by only seven at half and hung around in the second until the Hogs' offense re-emerged to put the game away. Sophomore guard Mason Jones led the team with 21 points and eight rebounds, and junior forward Adrio Bailey scored a career-high 20 with a strong, 16-point second half.
"(Gafford) is gonna be the centerpiece in terms of what we're trying to do," Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson said. "At the same time, we saw tonight, we've got two 20-point scorers, and it wasn't Daniel. How about that?"