When Hogs fly: Arkansas slams Samford in opener

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 10:42 p.m.

Arkansas center Daniel Gafford dunks the ball during a game against Samford on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fayetteville.

After struggling to put away a pair of Division-II teams in the exhibition season, Arkansas had no trouble in the first game that counted in 2017-18.

Mike Anderson recaps season opening win over Samford

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Adrio Bailey and Daryl Macon recap season opening win over Samford

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Game Sketch

RECORDS Arkansas 1-0; Samford 0-1

STARS Arkansas senior guards Daryl Macon (16 points, 8 assists), Jaylen Barford (16 points, 6 assists) and Anton Beard (14 points, 6 assists); Samford guard Alex Thompson (10 points)

TURNING POINT After trailing 6-5 in the opening minutes, Arkansas went on a 16-0 run over a 3:45 stretch in the first half to take a 21-6 lead.

KEY STAT Hogs had 28 assists on 36 made field goals.

UP NEXT Arkansas will play Bucknell on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Walton Arena.

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