HIGHLIGHTS: Hogs win easily in North Little Rock

By: Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford (10) goes for a block against Troy guard Darian Adams (2) during a game Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in North Little Rock.
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Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford (10) goes for a block against Troy guard Darian Adams (2) during a game Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in North Little Rock.


— Daryl Macon scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Arkansas to its third straight victory with an 88-63 win over Troy on Saturday night.

The points are the second highest total of the season for Macon, who had 27 in a win over Oklahoma on Nov. 23. The senior finished 8 of 14 from the field and 5 of 9 from behind the arc for the Razorbacks (8-2), who shot 62.1 percent (18 of 29) in the first half on their way to the convincing win.

Anton Beard added 11 points and freshman Daniel Gafford had 10 for Arkansas, which entered the game leading the Southeastern Conference in scoring at 88.1 points per game.

Wesley Person scored 25 points to lead the Trojans (5-6), who lost by only eight points at No. 8 Kentucky earlier in the season. Alex Hicks added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Arkansas trailed by as many six points in the opening minutes, but Macon scored eight straight points to key an 18-2 run that put the Razorbacks firmly in control.

BIG PICTURE

Troy: Person came Saturday averaging 20.3 points per game and having scored 20 or more points in five straight games. He continued that streak, but it wasn't without a struggle at times for the senior — who finished 5 of 15 from the floor and 4 of 11 on 3-pointers.

Arkansas: The Razorbacks continued what's been nothing short of season-long domination in their wins while earning the 25-point victory. They entered the game with an average margin of victory of 23 points in their first seven wins this season, and they topped that against the Trojans.

UP NEXT

Troy is at Austin Peay on Tuesday.

The Razorbacks return home to face Oral Roberts on Tuesday night.

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