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Hogs rout Lions behind balanced attack
Arkansas forward Coty Clarke (4) drives to the lane as Southeastern Louisiana guard Joshua Filmore (23) defends during the first half of play Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE If there was any post-Hawaii hangover in the Razorbacks locker room, it certainly was not evident on the court Tuesday.
The Razorbacks (5-2) ran their home win streak to 18 games in a 111-65 rout of Southeastern Louisiana (3-4) in front of an estimated crowd of 7,754 at Bud Walton Arena.
After taking a comfortable 52-32 lead into the half, the Hogs opened the second half on a 35-5 run to push the lead to 87-37. That lead would eventually swell to 107-50 after Manuale Watkins' jumper ensured that all 14 Razorbacks on the eligible roster scored.
Michael Qualls came off the bench to score 18 points, add 4 rebounds and 3 assists, and hit 5 of his 6 field goal attempts. He led the team in minutes with only 18 total.
The Hogs started an all-Arkansan lineup of Kikko Haydar, Bobby Portis, Alandise Harris, Fred Gulley and Rashad Madden. The start was the first of Haydar's career after coming off the bench in his previous 66 appearances, and he made it count.
Haydar connected on 3 of 4 attempts from beyond the arc on the Razorbacks' first seven possessions of the game. He also added a steal and assist on a dunk by Portis.
The Razorbacks shot 62 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the beyond the arc. Entering the game leading the SEC in free throw percentage, the Hogs were 77 percent (26 of 34) at the line.
The Hogs topped the century mark with 5:14 left on a one-handed dunk by Jacorey Williams. It was the first 100-point game for the Razorbacks since Nov. 2012 when the Hogs defeated Longwood 112-63.
The competition gets tougher on Dec. 7 when Clemson visits Bud Walton Arena for a marquee non-conference matchup. Tip is set for 1:05 p.m.