In a game that was never really in doubt, the Arkansas Razorbacks beat the Ole Miss Rebels 110-80 tonight in Fayetteville.
The Razorbacks have been gaining a lot of traction among basketball pundits as a worthy NCAA tournament team, and with the way they've been playing as of late, who can blame them? The Hogs have squeaked into the RPI top-50, going 8-4 over the past 12 games with a 4-3 record over teams also in the RPI top-50. The Rebels were, at this point in their season, liable to be an RPI killing "bad" loss, something which the newly energized Razorbacks were not going to allow to happen tonight in Bud Walton Arena.
Arkansas was led by Anthlon Bell's 23 points, while Ky Madden dished out seven assists (scoring 14 points of his own) and Moses Kingsley pulled down eight boards. In a contest that was hardly close, the Razorbacks had twelve different players score.
Ole Miss, on the other hand, struggled mightily to keep up away from home. Marshall Henderson had 15 points, four boards, and an assist, but no other Rebel came too close to his production. Jarvis Summers scored just 11 points, while Sebastian Saiz and Anthony Perez mustered just ten. If you're keeping track, that means that Ole Miss' top four scorers notched 46 points. Arkansas, on the other hand, was able to get 68 out of theirs.
The Rebels fall to 17-13 on the year, with a 8-9 mark in SEC play. All that's left is a home date against Vanderbilt to close out the season. Win that and, who knows, maybe they'll get a three seed in the NIT.