Arkansas 86, Grambling St. 44

Arkansas’ four freshmen combined to score 53 points and the

Razorbacks beat Grambling State 86-44 Saturday night.

BJ Young scored a game-high 18 points, Rashad Madden scored 15,

and Hunter Mickelson and Devonta Abron each added 10 for Arkansas

(4-1).

Young, Madden and Abron each recorded career-highs in scoring,

while Mickelson had a career-high eight rebounds.

The Razorbacks used a 20-0 run early in the first half to stake

a commanding 27-5 lead and never trailed.

Arkansas used a tenacious full-court press to force a

season-high 27 turnovers, which it converted into 39 points. The

Tigers failed to extend the ball past midcourt during one

three-possession stretch in the second half.

Thanks in large part to the turnovers, the Razorbacks hit 44

percent of their shots and outscored Grambling 22-0 in

transition.

Roman Higgins scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (0-5).