Graham's 25 points leads Red to win over White

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Jalen Graham drives to the basket with the ball between Barry Dunning (left) and Makhel Mitchell during Arkansas' Red-White Game on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
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Jalen Graham drives to the basket with the ball between Barry Dunning (left) and Makhel Mitchell during Arkansas' Red-White Game on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

Arizona State forward transfer Jalen Graham scored a game-high 25 points on 10 of 11 shooting and Red defeated White 64-59 in Barnhill Arena on Sunday.

Red led by as many as 17 points in the game behind Graham's play, 12 points from freshman Joseph Pinion and 10 from Ricky Council, a transfer from Wichita State. Freshman guard Anthony Black added 4 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 blocks.

Freshman guard Nick Smith led White with 22 points in a losing effort. Smith knocked down 7 of 20 shots, and Missouri transfer Trevon Brazile finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

The teams combined to knock down 7 of 31 three-point attempts.

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Here is a rundown of the fourth-quarter action. Red won the game 64-59.

Trevon Brazile opens the fourth quarter with a bang, throwing down a dunk over Jalen Graham and Anthony Black. He has eight points. Graham answered, though, with a jumper inside the arc, giving him 24 points on 10 of 10 shooting. Red leads 52-37.

Ricky Council with another tough straight-line drive for a layup. He finished over Nick Smith that time. Barry Dunning gets a runner to drop for White. He has four points today.

Nick Smith buries his first three of the game, cutting White's deficit to 56-42. Smith is up to 14 points on 4 of 14 shooting. White was 0 of 10 from deep before Smith's bucket.

Smith hits another three, pulling White within 11. He's got 17 for the game and is the lone White team player in double figures points-wise. Brazile and Makhel Mitchell each have eight.

Brazile with a nice high-low feed to Kamani Johnson for a layup. White is on an 8-0 run and has trimmed its deficit to 56-47 with four minutes to play.

Smith just split a pair of free throws, giving him 18 points. Red's lead is 56-50 after Smith gets a layup in transition to go.

Council ended White's 11-0 run, though, with a layup. He has 10 points on 5 of 12 shooting. Graham split a pair of free throws after drawing contact on the interior and pushes Red's lead to 59-50 and gives him 25 points.

Joseph Pinion's putback extends Red's lead back to double digits, but Derrian Ford quickly added a layup on the other end to make it a 61-52 game. Pinion has 12 points.

Brazile cans his first three of the game, giving him 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting. Red leads 61-55 with 1:04 to play.

Smith gets a floater to go after a couple of ball screens from Johnson and Makhel Mitchell. Red leads 61-57 as Smith has 22 points.

Cade Arbogast puts the game out of reach with a left-corner three.


Here is a rundown of the third-quarter action. Red leads White 50-35.

Ricky Council has one of the best off-the-dribble games on this roster, and he opened the second half with a strong drive against Barry Dunning for a layup. Nice finish, too, with the left hand through some contact. Derrian Ford added a floater on White's next possession.

Joseph Pinion hits his second three of the game for Red, pushing their lead to 37-26. He has two of Arkansas' three triples in the game. He then gets a layup in transition to drop, giving him eight points.

Nick Smith, running pick-and-roll with Makhel Mitchell on a baseline out of bounds play, throws the forward a lob for a dunk. Pinion then throws down a dunk on a nice feed from Makhel Mitchell on the next possession.

Barry Dunning's first score comes in the third quarter and cuts White's deficit to 42-32. White is shooting just 39% for the game to this point.

Jalen Graham adds another interior score, this one in semi-transition over Dunning. Makhel Mitchell answers with a jump hook in the lane, giving him eight points and four rebounds today.

Anthony Black's eighth assist of the game goes to Jalan Graham for a big alley-oop dunk. Graham is up to 22 points on 9 of 9 shooting. Black also has five rebounds and three blocks in the game. Red has a 48-35 lead.

Council punctuates the third quarter with a big two-handed dunk on a baseline out of bounds feed from Black, who now has nine assists. Council has six points in the game.

Graham leads all scorers and Red with 22 points and Pinion has 10. For Red, Smith has 11 and Makhel Mitchell has 8.


Here is a rundown of the second quarter. Red leads White 32-24 at halftime.

Jordan Walsh drove the lane and missed an acrobatic layup, but he followed his own miss and added a layup for Red, which is up 22-12. It is his first score of the afternoon.

Jalen Graham, late in the shot clock, put the ball on the floor moving right against Makhel Mitchell, shot faked him then kissed another floater off the glass. He's got 11 points. Nick Smith quickly answered with a short jumper on the other end for White.

Makhel Mitchell offensive rebounded a missed three by Trevon Brazile and finished over Makhi Mitchell. Brazile then added a dunk for White after a quick miss by Red. White's lead is 26-18.

Graham (15 points on 7/7 shooting) just added another short floater to give him 15 points, and Smith again responded with a crafty move near the rim. Smith is up to 8 points for White.

Graham turned the ball over attempting to make an advance pass to a teammate, but Trevon Brazile turned the ball over almost immediately. Anthony Black came up with a steal and found Makhi Mitchell for a big left-handed dunk. Red is up 32-20.

Brazile found Nick Smith for a right-corner three off a flare screen to cut Red's lead to 32-23. Smith is up to 10 points, which is a team high and second in the game only to Graham's 15.

Smith later found Brazile on the break for the highlight of the game so far, a two-hand alley-oop dunk.

Graham leads all scorers with 15 points on 7 of 7 shooting for Red, and Smith has a team-high 10 for White and Brazile has 6.

The Razorbacks, collectively, are 2 of 15 from three-point range, and the scores came from Joseph Pinion and Graham.


Here is a rundown of the first quarter. Red leads White 20-12.

Nick Smith got the White team on the board first with a pair of free throws. Anthony Black fouled him on a drive into the lane following a pick-and-roll with Trevon Brazile. Kamani Johnson took a charge on Red’s first possession.

Derrian Ford then found Johnson for a layup after Ford made a nice move on the interior against Joseph Pinion. White grabbed a 4-0 lead before Ricky Council added a layup of his own for Red.

Black, working pick-and-roll with Mahki Mitchell, drove the lane and found Jordan Walsh in the dunker spot. He got a layup to drop to knot the game 4-4.

Makhi, on the following possession for Red, got a feed from Black in the middle of the lane and hit a nice jump hook. Makhel Mitchell answered his brother's score to make it 6-6.

Makhi Mitchell then added a two-hand dunk during a busted possession for Red. Eric Musselman so far is on both teams about hustling back on the defensive end.

Johnson took another charge, his second of the first quarter.

Smith, following the player-control foul on the other end, drove the lane in semi-transition and drew a shooting foul. He made both free throws, giving him four points. Game is tied 8-8.

Jalen Graham added a layup for Red, giving it a 10-8 lead. It's his first bucket of the game. Pinion knocked down a three moments later for a 13-8 Red following a block by Makhi Mitchell.

Johnson added a layup assisted by Barry Dunning, then Graham knocked down a three from the top of the key and drove the lane and kissed a floater off the glass over Makhel Mitchell. Graham has nine points to lead all scorers after one quarter.

Smith and Johnson have four points for White, and Makhi Mitchell also has four points for Red.



It does not look like junior guard Davonte Davis is going to play in today's game. He was set to play on the White team, but star freshman Nick Smith has moved from Red to White in his absence.

In case you missed it, the game is not being streamed on SEC Network-Plus as originally planned.

Here is how the rosters stand now:


Jordan Walsh

Joseph Pinion

Anthony Black

Ricky Council

Jalen Graham

Makhi Mitchell

Lawson Blake

Cade Arbogast


Trevon Brazile

Nick Smith

Kamani Johnson

Barry Dunning

Makhel Mitchell

Derrian Ford


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