FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Ronnie Brewer scored 17 points and
grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Arkansas to a 73-67 victory over
Jacksonville State on Wednesday.
Arkansas (11-1) came back from a 2-point half-time deficit for
the win. The score was 33-31 at the break, but the Razorbacks
improved to a 42-34 second half.
Brewer was 5-of-14 from the field and went 6-of-8 from the free
throw line. Eric Ferguson followed with 13 points and a
team-leading six assists. Darian Townes, one of coach Stan Heath's
towering players, had 11 points and five rebounds.
But most statistics point to a hard-fought win for the
Razorbacks over Jacksonville State (4-8). Arkansas earned 19 points
off turnovers, while Jacksonville State had 24. Jacksonville
State's shooting percentage was higher -- 54.2 percent to Arkansas'
Both team's shooting suffered in the second. Arkansas went from
53.8 percent to 40.6 percent and Jacksonville State dropped from
59.1 percent to 50 percent. Jacksonville State may have lost the
game at the free throw lines. The team's 14 fouls brought the
Razorbacks to the line, with Arkansas shooting 13-of-22. The
Razorbacks shot a dismal 1-of-4 or 25 percent from the foul line in
the first period, but improved to 12-of-17 for 70.6 percent in the