UTSA UTSA Roadrunners 67
UTSA Roadrunners UTSA Overall (3-7)
ATS (2-4-1)
O/U (1-6)
December 15 2018
ARK Arkansas Razorbacks 79
Arkansas Razorbacks Arkansas Overall (7-2)
ATS (6-3)
O/U (3-6)
Final
Money Line Total: 158 Spread ATS
12
641 UTSA Roadrunners +800 Under -110 (+14) -110 Cover: 2
2839
642 Arkansas Razorbacks -1400 Over -110 (-14) -110 UNDER: 146
3544
Final
Money Line Total: 158 Spread ATS
641 UTSA +800 Under: -110 (+14) -110 Cover: 2
642 ARK -1400 Over: -110 (-14) -110 UNDER: 146
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/15/2018
3:30 PM
ARK
-1400
UTSA
+800
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
ARK
-1400
UTSA
+800
12/15/2018
9:00 AM
ARK
-1400
UTSA
+800
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
3:30 PM
ARK(-14)
-110
UTSA
-110
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
ARK(-13.5)
-110
UTSA
-110
12/15/2018
9:00 AM
ARK(-13.5)
-110
UTSA
-110
12/14/2018
9:00 PM
ARK(-13.5)
-110
UTSA
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
3:30 PM
158
-110
158
-110
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
158
-110
158
-110
Recap

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas freshman guard Isaiah Joe hit four 3-pointers in the first half, but a number of passive possessions stood out to coach Mike Anderson. After picking up his third turnover at the 16:41 mark in the second half, Anderson benched his high-volume scorer.

A tough decision Saturday night considering the Razorbacks then had a slim three-point lead over an unexpected upset threat in UTSA.

"They were just careless mistakes, to be honest with you," Joe said. "You're going to have those games. You just have to bounce back from it."

Joe did bounce back, hitting his fifth triple to bring the nearly 12,500 who attended the Razorbacks' annual North Little Rock game to their feet. More importantly, the Fort Smith native was 6-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line in the final minute of Arkansas' 79-67 victory over UTSA.

"He was better in the second half than he was in the first half," Anderson said. "My job right now is to challenge some of these guys to take it to that level. ... I thought he did. He showed composure with that."

Joe's 12 first-half points served as a surprising juxtaposition to forward Daniel Gafford, who registered only two points before the break. The NBA draft prospect was taller than any player on the Roadrunners' roster, and had a clear advantage from a physical standpoint. A combination of UTSA's low-post defense and a "sluggish" start played a part in his woes, Anderson said.

Still, a strong second-half effort on both sides of the ball propelled Gafford to a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double. The number of boards a career high.

"He needed to do that," Anderson said. "He wasn't very good that first half. I'm being straight up. He's that target now. People are really getting after him and getting physical with him."

Arkansas (7-3) freshman forward Reggie Chaney had perhaps his best game of his career, scoring 11 points with four assists and three blocks. He was crucial in keeping the Roadrunners (3-7) from building on several second-half leads, UTSA coach Steve Henson said.

Jhivvan Jackson led UTSA with 20 points before fouling out late in the second half. Keaton Wallace added 18 points.

"We kept getting switched," Henson said. "Jackson and Keith Wallace typically just blow by big guys in those situations or freeze them and shoot it. They couldn't do that with him."

Arkansas guard Jalen Harris said Chaney consistently and successfully switches on guards in practice.

"I'm not going to lie, Reggie sits down on guards. ... I've seen it firsthand in practice," Harris said. "He's sat down on me a couple times, so we just expect him each and every night if he has to make that switch."

Harris came into the game ranked seventh in the country and first in the Southeastern Conference in assists per game. He added 11 points and 10 assists, and didn't turn the ball over in a team-high 34 minutes of action.

"I turn it over more in practice than I do in a game, so (Anderson) just tells me to be careful with it," Harris said. "Be aggressive, but stay smart. I try to do that."

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas: In the first half, the Hogs relied on shots outside the paint, but Gafford was limited to two points. In the second half, their outside touch disappeared, but penetration opened up the lane and low post, and Gafford and Chaney showed an ability to be a one-two punch down low. . Harris' 10 assists were the most registered by a Razorback in Verizon Arena, and Gafford's 14 rebounds tied Moses Kingsley for the most in the building.

UTSA: The Roadrunners came into the game shooting 31.1 percent on 3s, and they went 8-for-29 shooting from deep Saturday night. Despite Arkansas doing a relatively solid job defensively from the perimeter, Jackson and Wallace attempted many step-back, isolation 3-pointers. They combined to shoot 7 for 23 from long range. . Senior forward Nick Allen held his own against Gafford, but once the Razorbacks focused on getting the ball inside during the second half, the Arizona native had a tough time staying out of foul trouble.

The Razorbacks have won their last three North Little Rock games.

UP NEXT

UTSA hosts Bethany College on Monday.

Arkansas hosts Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

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Matchup
UTSA Overall
W/L 3-7
ATS 2-4-1
Pts For 73.9
Pts Against 77.9
Total 1-6
UTSA Away
W/L 1-4
ATS 1-3
Pts For 69.6
Pts Against 81.4
Total 1-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-15
7:00 PM
at Arkansas L 79-67 W (14) U (158)
12-8
3:00 PM
MACU W 104-74
12-1
3:00 PM
Texas State L 69-68 T (1) U (140.5)
11-26
7:00 PM
at Houston Baptist W 86-82
11-21
10:00 AM
Florida Gulf Coast W 76-65 W (-3) U (155)
11-20
10:00 AM
at South Dakota State L 99-79 L (-6.5) O (153)
11-19
12:30 PM
at UC Irvine L 65-56 L (-11) U (138)
11-14
7:00 PM
at Oklahoma State L 82-60 L (13) U (149)
11-12
7:00 PM
Oklahoma L 87-67 L (9) U (156.5)
11-7
7:00 PM
St. Edwards L 77-76
Avg. Points For 73.9
Avg. Points Against 77.9
ATS 2-4-1
Over/Under 1-6
Arkansas Overall
W/L 7-2
ATS 6-3
Pts For 85.3
Pts Against 71.0
Total 3-6
Arkansas Home
W/L 6-1
ATS 4-3
Pts For 85.6
Pts Against 70.3
Total 2-5
Last 9 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
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)
11-18
2:30 PM
Indiana W 73-72 W (3.5) U (149.5)
11-12
7:00 PM
UC Davis W 81-58 W (-15.5) U (144)
11-9
6:00 PM
at Texas L 73-71 W (6.5) U (149)
Avg. Points For 85.3
Avg. Points Against 71.0
ATS 6-3
Over/Under 3-6
Scoring
UTSA
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jhivvan Jackson (G) 32:006-19 31.6%3-11 27.3%5-10 50%1222025020
Keaton Wallace (G) 35:006-18 33.3%4-12 33.3%2-2 100%0021134018
Giovanni De Nicolao (G) 34:003-9 33.3%0-2 0%2-2 100%032203508
Nick Allen (F) 22:002-5 40%1-2 50%0-0 0%140001505
Atem Bior (F) 20:000-0 0%0-0 0%5-6 83.3%030011105
Byron Frohnen (F) 30:002-5 40%0-0 0%0-0 0%6121211204
Adrian Rodriguez (F) 8:001-2 50%0-0 0%2-2 100%220001404
Adokiye Iyaye (G) 19:001-3 33.3%0-2 0%1-2 50%011000303
Tamir Bynum (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mateo Eschiek (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Knox Hellums (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Plummer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mitar Stanojevic (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Austin Timperman (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Toby Van Ry (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Arkansas
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Isaiah Joe (G) 30:005-9 55.6%5-6 83.3%6-6 100%1101032021
Daniel Gafford (F) 29:004-6 66.7%0-0 0%5-8 62.5%21401240013
Jalen Harris (G) 34:002-9 22.2%0-3 0%7-8 87.5%02100002011
Reggie Chaney (F) 28:005-7 71.4%0-0 0%1-2 50%1544302011
Desi Sills (G) 18:002-4 50%1-2 50%4-4 100%010101109
Mason Jones (G) 27:002-7 28.6%0-2 0%2-2 100%043003506
Gabe Osabuohien (F) 10:002-6 33.3%0-1 0%0-0 0%440001204
Adrio Bailey (F) 13:001-5 20%0-0 0%0-0 0%030022402
Keyshawn Embery (G) 11:000-2 0%0-2 0%2-4 50%000011202
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
Jordan Phillips (G) 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
1st Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
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Spread
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
ARK(-8)
-110
UTSA
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
75
-110
75
-110