PORTLAND, Ore. – The Arkansas men’s basketball used a season-high 27 points from Daryl Macon as the Razorbacks pulled away late to knock off Oklahoma 92-83 in the opening round of the Phil Knight Invitational.
The match up featured two of the highest scoring teams in the country and Thursday sure did not disappoint. The Razorbacks shot 47.5 percent from the field in the first half, posting its second 50-point period of the season.
As the game would go back and forth in the first few minutes, the Hogs would get a spark off of the bench as freshman Daniel Gafford, the team leader in dunks, would have two in the first half, including a one-step slam from the free throw line.
The senior guard trio of Daryl Macon, Jaylen Barford and Anton Beard led the Razorbacks in the first half, as Arkansas was able to build as large as a 10-point advantage.