FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — Kerwin Roach II made two past due Three-pointers to assist Texas achieve extra time, the place the Longhorns did simply sufficient for a 73-71 victory in opposition to Arkansas on Friday night time within the Armed Forces Vintage.
Roach led Texas (2-Zero) with 18 issues. Jericho Sims added 14 issues and Dylan Osetkowski had 11 with 13 rebounds.
Arkansas (Zero-1) were given a game-high 20 issues from middle Daniel Gafford, who additionally had a double-double with 12 rebounds. Isaiah Joe added 17 issues for the Razorbacks, whilst Jalen Harris and Mason Jones each and every had 11.
Arkansas trailed 36-30 on the part, however a 10-Zero run halfway via the second one part allowed the Razorbacks to take a 49-47 lead after a Three-pointer by means of Joe.
The Razorbacks outscored Texas 33-27 in the second one part, however free-throw capturing stored the Longhorns in it. They went 14-for-20 capturing from the road in the second one part and made four of 6 in extra time. That allowed Texas to conquer chilly capturing, together with a stretch of nine:47 with no box purpose in the second one part.
A dunk by means of Gafford put Arkansas forward 62-59 with a minute to play. After an air ball by means of Texas, Osetkowski made 1 of two loose throws to make it 62-60. Gafford then overlooked the primary of 2 loose throws to push the result in 3, putting in place Roach’s tying Three-pointer with 1 2d left that compelled extra time.
Friday’s sport was once a take a look at two groups who’re NCAA postseason regulars.
Arkansas started its pursuit of a 3rd consecutive NCAA event berth. The Razorbacks, who have been considered one of 8 SEC groups in remaining yr’s NCAAs, have made the event thrice prior to now 4 years, and wish to upload to that with the country’s No. 25-ranked recruiting magnificence. Arkansas was once picked 10th within the preseason SEC ballot.
Texas performed in its earliest season opener Friday. The Longhorns, who additionally made the NCAA event, go back 4 of 5 starters from remaining yr’s group. Texas was once picked fourth within the Large 12 preseason scores. The Longhorns function remaining yr’s No. Eight-ranked recruiting magnificence.
Texas: The Longhorns proceed their nonconference agenda with a house sport Monday in opposition to Louisiana Monroe, adopted by means of a house sport on Friday in opposition to The Fortress.
Arkansas: The Razorbacks get Saturday and Sunday off earlier than webhosting UC Davis on Monday, which is the primary sport of the Hardwood Exhibit tournament. All video games are at Arkansas’ Bud Walton Enviornment. The Razorbacks will play Indiana (Nov. 18), Montana State (Nov. 21) and UT Arlington (Nov. 23) of their different video games within the Exhibit.
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