Powered by a combined 42 points and 30 rebounds from the frontline of Coty Clarke, Moses Kingsley and Bobby Portis, the Arkansas men’s basketball team shot 61 percent from the field en route to a 102-56 win over visiting Tennessee-Martin on Thursday night at Bud Walton Arena.
“Tonight I thought we played really well on both ends of the floor, but it was our defense that set the tone and allowed us to get off to a good start,” said head coach Mike Anderson. “Our guys were active tonight and that led to a big difference on the boards and getting steals, both things that help us get into our style of play.
A game after Portis collected his first career double-double, Kinglsey followed suit with 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for his first career double-dip. Portis nearly made it two straight games with a double-double, as he and Clarke finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
Finding his way back into the lineup, sophomore Michael Qualls also found his way back into double figures with 11 points after failing to do so for the first time this season in the team’s last outing. Anthlon Bell nearly made it six Razorbacks in double-digits as he finished with nine points.
Arkansas faces South Alabama on Saturday in North Little Rock.