Arkansas cruises past Auburn

Auburn, AL ( – Bobby Portis had 22 points and eight rebounds
as No. 24 Arkansas defeated Auburn 101-87 on Tuesday night.

Michael Qualls netted 19 points and Anthlon Bell added 16 off the bench for
the Razorbacks (19-5, 8-3 SEC), who have won six of their last seven games.

K.T. Harrell and K.C. Ross-Miller each put in 21 points for Auburn (11-13,
3-8), which has dropped six of its last seven contests.

After two Harrell free throws got Auburn within 20-17 at the 13:49 mark
of the first half, Bell jumpstarted a 12-3 Arkansas run with a 3-pointer.
Jacorey Williams split a pair of foul shots to cap the surge and stake the
Razorbacks to a 32-20 cushion midway through the period.

Arkansas, which shot 61.3 percent (19-of-31) in the opening 20 minutes, led
58-47 at the break.

The Razorbacks were up by as many as 21 in the second half.

Game Notes

Arkansas has won its last three contests by a combined 54 points … The
Razorbacks shot 53.8 percent (35-of-63) from the floor and connected on 11-
of-23 from beyond the arc … Arkansas improved to 4-4 on the road this