Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Arkansas wins again in Italy
FAYETTEVILLE Mardracus Wade scored 19 points to lead Arkansas to an 84-67 win over Atletas Kaunas on Tuesday in Florence, Italy.
The Razorbacks improved to 3-0 on their exhibition trip by beating the Lithuanian club team for the second consecutive day. Like on Monday, Arkansas overcame an early deficit Tuesday.
Arkansas used a 13-2 run to start the second quarter to take the lead for good and build a 43-39 halftime lead. The Razorbacks led by as many as 22 points in the second half.
Junior college transfer forward Coty Clarke continued his impressive play during the trip, scoring 11 points and grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds for Arkansas. BJ Young (12 points), Michael Qualls (11) and Dee Wagner (10) also scored in double-figures for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas will conclude its four-game exhibition trip on Friday with a game against All-Star Italy in Rome.