Head coach Eric Musselman’s “Muss Bus” continues to roll as Arkansas (13-5, 3-3 SEC) downed South Carolina (10-7, 1-4 SEC) on Tuesday night behind a strong second half. Four Razorbacks scored in double figures including Jaylin Williams, who had a career-high 19 points.
Strong second half for the Arkansas
The Gamecocks started off with an early lead and found themselves up 40-33 at the end of the first half. From there, the “Muss Bus” started, and the Razorback’s began their domination.
Arkansas outscored South Carolina 42-19 in the second half including an 18-3 run to start. Despite shooting 0% (0 for 11) from behind the arc the entire game, the Razorbacks shot just over 40% from the field and made 27 out of 33 (81.8%) free throws.
Individually, Williams led the way for Arkansas with his career-high 19 points. He went 5-11 from the field and made nine of his 10 free throws.
Additionally, JD Notae added 17 points by going 5-12 shooting and 7-8 from the free-throw line.
Overall, the Razorbacks have now won their last three games after starting conference play 0-3 and move to 13-5 on the season.
On the other side, South Carolina struggled mightily in the second half after a strong first half. The Gamecocks missed their first 11 shots to start the half and went on the shoot 33.9% from the field in the game. Additionally, the South Carolina shot just 30.4% from behind the arc.
Opposite of Arkansas, South Carolina has now lost their last three games including a 71-63 loss to Florida on Jan. 15.
South Carolina looks to get back on track against Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. with television coverage on the SEC Network.
Arkansas looks to continue their win-streak as they take on Texas A&M on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Television coverage can also be found on the SEC Network.