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Sam Houston State vs Arkansas

Arkansas 73, Sam Houston St. 68

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Coty Clarke had 20 points in his debut to help Arkansas hold on for a season-opening 73-68 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night.

Clarke, a 6-foot-7 junior-college transfer, was 5 of 9 from the field and 10 of 12 on free throws - helping the Razorbacks (1-0) overcome a 36-23 rebounding disadvantage.

Marshawn Powell, in his return after missing most of last season with a torn ACL in his right knee, added 14 points for Arkansas. Sophomore Hunter Mickelson also finished in double figures with 11 points.

The Razorbacks played without last season's leading scorer, BJ Young, who was suspended earlier in the week for two games for a violation of team rules.

Darius Gatson led the Bearkats (0-1) with 20 points.

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Sam Houston State (0-1)293968
Arkansas (1-0) «373673
 
Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F306-132-381214
M. Holyfield, C233-40-06046
D. Gatson, G347-102-225420
J. McKay, G252-70-13046
D. Gatlin, G225-70-043410
M. McKinney253-70-02237
N. Mason172-60-02115
P. Baxter90-10-01020
W. Bond90-20-00000
A. Harwell60-30-03110
Totals 28-604-636132568
 46.7%66.7% 
Arkansas Razorbacks
M. Powell, F284-84-652014
H. Mickelson, F154-72-221111
R. Scott, G230-40-02220
M. Wade, G230-18-102448
R. Madden, G224-60-01018
C. Clarke265-910-1240220
M. Qualls233-82-22218
K. Haydar120-00-01000
J. Williams121-30-01202
A. Bell101-30-01002
D. Wagner60-20-00330
Totals 22-5126-3223161473
 43.1%81.3% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
SF Austin18-032-3
Texas A&M-CC14-418-16
Sam Houston13-524-11
Nwestern St.12-617-14
Incarn Word9-521-6
Oral Roberts11-817-16
Nicholls St.11-814-15
McNeese St.9-1011-20
New Orleans8-1011-15
SE Louisiana7-1212-18
C. Arkansas5-138-21
Lamar3-154-26
Abilene Christian2-1211-20
Hou. Baptist2-166-25

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Florida18-036-3
Kentucky12-629-11
Georgia12-620-14
Tennessee11-724-13
Arkansas10-822-12
Missouri9-923-12
LSU9-920-14
Ole Miss9-919-14
Texas A&M8-1018-16
Vanderbilt7-1115-16
Alabama7-1113-19
Auburn6-1214-16
S. Carolina5-1314-20
Miss. State3-1514-19
 
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LEHIGH 77 Final
BAYLOR 99
MIST 62 Final
UCONN 66
SALAB 76 Final
FSU 71
MIAOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHIOST 0 Canc.
MARQET 0
GWEBB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRYANT 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KANSAS 74
NTEXAS 51 Final
CREIGH 71
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SUTAH 65 Final
GONZAG 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
INDST 59 Final
UCLA 86