No. 20 Arkansas 99, Memphis 74
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Pat Bradley had four 3-pointers and Chris Jefferies four baskets as No. 20 Arkansas was 15-for-15 at one point in a 99-74 victory Saturday over mistake-prone Memphis.
Jefferies’ slam started the string with 11 minutes left in the first half, and it continued through Kareem Reid’s layup almost 10 minutes later. When it was over, Arkansas (8-2) led 55-24. The Tigers (6-3) made just eight baskets in the first half.
Reid, Derek Hood and Jason Jennings had two baskets each, and Chris Walker one during Arkansas’ shooting spree. Bradley’s four 3s helped increase the lead from 17 points to 31.
The Razorbacks missed their final three shots of the half, but still wound up 21-of-30 (70 percent) and held a 55-26 lead.
Reid led Arkansas with a career-high 26 points, including all 14 of his free- throw attempts. He made a 3 and two key passes and Jennings contributed two baskets during a 17-1 run that made it 34-14 with 6:39 remaining.
Handling the ball on a break, Reid bounced a pass to Jefferies for the streak-starting dunk, and Jefferies completed a three-point play. On the next possession, Reid recognized that Memphis had switched to a zone and threw a cross-court pass to Walker, who made a 3 from the corner.
Reid hit a 3 after a Memphis turnover, and Walker fed Jennings for a slam after another turnover.
The Tigers had a dozen turnovers in the first half; half of the Razorbacks’ first 36 points came off turnovers.
Kelly Wise led Memphis with 16 points.