November 16, 2011

Hogs look great in win, 91-68






BOX SCORE: Arkansas 91, Oakland 68

Oakland brought in an experienced team that is coming off back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, but none of that meant a thing to the Razorbacks Wednesday night in Bud Walton Arena as they whipped the Golden Grizzlies 91-68 in front of an estimated 8,000 in attendance.

Led by junior forward Marshawn Powell's 20 points and 7 rebounds, the Hogs got off to a fast start, and aside from giving up a Grizzly spurt out of the halftime break, Arkansas did roughly everything head coach Mike Anderson wanted in this one.

"The ball movement in terms of making the extra half, the intensity, the rebounding in the first half," Anderson said. "I thought our defense kind of kept them off kilter. They couldn't get anything easy.

"Our guys carried out the game plan. We wanted to be on the attack. From a defensive standpoint, that means creating chaos out there."

Oakland coach Greg Kampe, in his 28th season with the team, was even more complimentary of Arkansas' young team.

"I don't know how they got good because they weren't supposed to be, and they'll tell you they're not very good, but that's a good basketball team," Kampe said. "At our level, we beat people because we out-athlete them. We didn't have a chance of stopping them.

"If you know anything about us, we play the best...

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