The Arkansas basketball team was worried about Robert Morris going in to Thursday's game, and the first half showed why. The Hogs struggled shooting the basketball early but fended off the Colonials 79-74 to improve to 6-4.
BJ Young led the Hogs with 23 points, but it was Mardracus Wade's 10 points at halftime that kept them in it.
The Hogs trailed 25-17 with 9:30 to go in the first half and then used a 10-0 run in a three minute span to take the lead.
Arkansas led 35-34 at the break and struggled getting a presence inside. Hunter Mickelson picked up two quick fouls, causing him to miss most of the first half.
It was Mickelson's return in the second half that sparked Arkansas. 14 of his career-high16 points came in that second frame.
“Tonight’s game, I thought, was a good check for our team against a very solid Robert Morris squad,” head coach Mike Anderson said.
Arkansas returns to action Saturday night when they play Alabama A&M in Little Rock.