FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - It was a tale of two halves for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Arkansas built a 20-point lead in the first-half, then survived a second-half rally by No. 20 Michigan Wolverines (15-5, 5-2) for a 66-64 victory Saturday at Bud Walton Arena. Michigan never led in the game, but had a chance to win with a three-pointer at the buzzer, that rattled in-and-out.
"We couldn't have had a better start to the game," said Arkansas Head Coach Mike Anderson. "This was a confidence boost for our team."
Arkansas started fast in front of the sold-out crowd at Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs made their first 11 shots, building a 29-9 lead. Michigan than began chipping away at the lead, cutting it to 46-33 at halftime. The inside-outside play of senior guard Zack Novak and freshman forward Jordan Morgan. Novak sank five three-pointers, scoring 17 points. Morgan added 16 points for Michigan.