Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Hogs finish Italian tour with sweep
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas defeated All-Star Italy 93-73 in Rome on Friday, finishing its four-game Italian exhibition trip undefeated.
BJ Young scored 19 points to lead the Razorbacks, while Coty Clarke added 17 points and Mardracus Wade 13.
Marshawn Powell, who sat out Arkansas' most recent game on Tuesday, scored 10 points, a personal high for the trip.
After taking a 27-24 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Razorbacks held the competition to just six points in the second quarter to open a 15-point halftime lead. Arkansas led by as many as 30 points.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to return home Sunday. Preseason practices are scheduled to begin in mid-October.