Arkansas 83, SC-Upstate 63

Marshawn Powell scored 19 points as Arkansas won Mike Anderson’s

first game as coach 83-63 over South Carolina-Upstate on Friday

night.

Rickey Scott added 11 points for the Razorbacks (1-0), who

opened the game 10 of 11 shooting and pulled away late for the

season-opening win over the Spartans (0-1).

It was Anderson’s first regular-season contest at Arkansas since

serving as the school’s interim coach for two games following

former coach Nolan Richardson’s firing in 2002.

Richardson was in attendance to watch his former longtime

assistant, who left Missouri in March to return to the school where

he was an assistant for 17 seasons.

The Razorbacks led by as many as 19 points in the first half and

never led by less than double figures in the second half. Arkansas

shot 52 percent, holding SC-Upstate to 37 percent and forcing 19

turnovers.

Fred Miller led the Spartans with 10 points.