ARK Arkansas Razorbacks 73
Arkansas Razorbacks Arkansas Overall (10-3)
ATS (7-6)
O/U (4-9)
January 05 2019
- SEC Network
TXAM Texas A&M Aggies 71
Texas A&M Aggies Texas A&M Overall (6-6)
ATS (3-6)
O/U (2-7)
Final
Money Line Total: 147½ Spread ATS
12
695 Arkansas Razorbacks +135 Under -110 (+3) -110 Cover: 5
3241
696 Texas A&M Aggies -155 Over -110 (-3) -110 UNDER: 144
3140
Final
Money Line Total: 147½ Spread ATS
695 ARK +135 Under: -110 (+3) -110 Cover: 5
696 TXAM -155 Over: -110 (-3) -110 UNDER: 144
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Recap

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The fourth time proved the charm for Arkansas opening Southeastern Conference play at Texas A&M.

Jalen Harris scored 15 points and Desi Sills added 14 as Arkansas held on for a 73-71 victory at A&M in the teams' Southeastern Conference opener on Saturday. The Razorbacks (10-3, 1-0 SEC) won for the first time in four tries in SEC openers at A&M (6-6, 0-1) over seven seasons.

"It just seems like this is an annual deal," said Arkansas coach Mike Anderson, who has expressed his displeasure with the league office for the unbalanced slate. "But this was a game for the fans - it went down to the wire."

The teams traded leads for much of the second half before Arkansas heated up from long range. Mason Jones, Isaiah Joe and then Jones again coolly drained 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions starting with about five minutes left in the game.

The last lifted Arkansas to a 62-59 lead with 4:11 remaining, and the Razorbacks added to it with another 3-pointer from Jones with 3:23 left. That gave Arkansas an insurmountable 65-59 lead.

"I knew we had another run in us," Jones said of the Razorbacks' late surge. "I knew I was going to pick it up."

Arkansas started the second half missing 13 of its first 14 3-point attempts, and finished 10 of 33 from long range overall.

Even when Jones missed a 3-pointer during that hot stretch, as he did with 2:04 remaining, Gabe Osabuohien was there to snag the rebound on a possession capped by a Harris driving layup in the paint.

"We're a young team, but we got our first (win) under our belt on the road, so that's pretty big," Harris said.

Jones was 3-of-11 from the 3-point line overall, but made the long-range offerings when it counted most. Arkansas led 32-31 at halftime on the strength of Sills' 13 points in the first 20 minutes. The Aggies also missed eight of their nine 3-point attempts in the first half, in leading only briefly in that span.

"We played hard and we gave ourselves a chance to win, we just didn't make enough plays," A&M coach Billy Kennedy said.

Daniel Gafford collected his seventh double-double this season with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Arkansas.

Texas A&M's TJ Starks led all scorers with 23 points to tie a career high, and Savion Flagg snagged a game-high 15 rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: The Razorbacks were upset about opening SEC play at A&M for the fourth time in seven seasons, and they had reason to be with the lopsided scheduling. It didn't matter on Saturday, however, with Jones' long-range shooting late in the game. Arkansas was picked to finish 10th in league play, but as Harris pointed out, it was big to win the opener on the road.

A&M: The Aggies needed this one in a big way, and not simply because it was their SEC opener. They were coming off an 88-73 home loss to Texas Southern, a stunning setback that snapped a five-game win streak. They're on the road for their next two, and are looking at starting 0-3 square in the eyes.

UP NEXT

A&M hits the road for the first time this season in SEC action in playing at No. 13 Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Arkansas plays at home for the first time in league competition in playing host to Florida on Wednesday night.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Harris finished with nine assists and zero turnovers in efficiently sparking the Razorbacks attack.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

A&M's Josh Nebo skied to block an Isaiah Joe layup, but the Razorbacks' Osabuohien snagged the blocked ball in the air and put it in the basket in one smooth motion to give Arkansas a 12-4 lead early.

HE SAID IT

"We were fortunate, and that's what you have to be on the road in the SEC."

Mike Anderson

Matchup
Razorbacks Overall
W/L 10-3
ATS 7-6
Pts For 81.2
Pts Against 70.3
Total 4-9
Razorbacks Away
W/L 2-1
ATS 3-0
Pts For 80.7
Pts Against 72.7
Total 1-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-5
5:00 PM
at Texas A&M W 73-71 W (3) U (147.5)
12-28
7:00 PM
Austin Peay W 76-65 L (-13.5) U (155.5)
12-22
1:00 PM
Texas State W 73-70 L (-10) O (142.5)
12-19
8:00 PM
Georgia Tech L 69-65 L (-8.5) U (147)
12-15
7:00 PM
UTSA W 79-67 L (-14) U (158)
12-8
2:30 PM
Western Kentucky L 78-77 L (-11) U (155.5)
12-5
9:00 PM
at Colorado State W 98-74 W (-6.5) O (157.5)
12-1
7:00 PM
FIU W 121-89 W (-16.5) O (171)
11-23
7:00 PM
Texas-Arlington W 78-60 W (-16) U (150)
11-21
7:00 PM
Montana State W 90-68 L (-23) O (153)
Avg. Points For 83.0
Avg. Points Against 71.1
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 4-6
Aggies Overall
W/L 6-6
ATS 3-6
Pts For 75.1
Pts Against 71.2
Total 2-7
Aggies Home
W/L 5-4
ATS 2-4
Pts For 77.3
Pts Against 69.4
Total 1-5
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-5
5:00 PM
Arkansas L 73-71 L (-3) U (147.5)
12-29
2:30 PM
Texas Southern L 88-73
12-22
1:00 PM
Marshall W 92-68 W (-7.5) U (162)
12-19
7:30 PM
Valparaiso W 71-49 W (-10.5) U (142.5)
12-15
10:00 PM
at Oregon State W 67-64 W (4.5) U (139.5)
12-3
7:00 PM
Northwestern State W 80-59
11-23
6:30 PM
South Alabama W 74-62 L (-13) U (145.5)
11-20
10:30 PM
at Washington L 71-67 L (-3.5) U (146.5)
11-18
9:30 PM
Minnesota L 69-64 L (-5.5) U (152)
11-15
10:30 PM
at Gonzaga L 94-71 L (17) O (159)
Avg. Points For 73.0
Avg. Points Against 69.7
ATS 3-5
Over/Under 1-7
Scoring
Arkansas
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jalen Harris (G) 36:004-9 44.4%1-3 33.3%6-11 54.5%0390002015
Desi Sills (G) 18:005-9 55.6%3-6 50%1-2 50%1110033014
Isaiah Joe (G) 27:003-8 37.5%3-7 42.9%2-4 50%0211012011
Daniel Gafford (F) 25:005-11 45.5%0-0 0%1-2 50%61110114011
Mason Jones (G) 24:003-11 27.3%3-11 27.3%0-0 0%053001309
Gabe Osabuohien (F) 18:003-6 50%0-2 0%0-0 0%371111406
Adrio Bailey (F) 25:002-7 28.6%0-0 0%1-3 33.3%250000105
Reggie Chaney (F) 11:001-4 25%0-0 0%0-0 0%030010302
Keyshawn Embery (G) 14:000-4 0%0-3 0%0-0 0%020101000
Jordan Phillips (G) 2:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ibrahim Ali (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Khalil Garland (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ethan Henderson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jonathan Holmes (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Emeka Obukwelu (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ty Stevens (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Texas A&M
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
TJ Starks (G) 33:008-18 44.4%2-7 28.6%5-8 62.5%0251034023
Savion Flagg (G-F) 36:008-11 72.7%1-2 50%3-7 42.9%41520115020
Wendell Mitchell (G) 33:002-11 18.2%0-7 0%3-4 75%122001407
Brandon Mahan (G) 24:002-5 40%2-5 40%0-0 0%031000306
Jay Jay Chandler (G) 19:002-7 28.6%0-2 0%2-2 100%112100006
Josh Nebo (F) 18:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%2-2 100%160031104
John Walker III (F) 13:001-3 33.3%0-1 0%1-2 50%242002103
Christian Mekowulu (F) 20:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%0-0 0%270020402
Chris Collins (G) 4:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cameron Alo (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
John Brown (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Frank Byers (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mark French (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Admon Gilder (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isiah Jasey (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Luke McGhee (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Everett Vaughn (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zach Walker (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
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1/5/2019
9:42 AM
TXAM(-1.5)
-110
ARK
-110
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1/5/2019
9:42 AM
69½
-110
69½
-110
2nd Half
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1/5/2019
5:57 PM
TXAM(-1.5)
-110
ARK
-110
1/5/2019
5:54 PM
TXAM(-.5)
-110
ARK
-110
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1/5/2019
5:57 PM
76½
-110
76½
-110
1/5/2019
5:54 PM
76½
-110
76½
-110