Three Arkansas players scored 20-plus points – led by a game-high 28 by Moses Moody – to give #12/13 ranked Arkansas Associate Head Basketball Coach David Patrick and his team a 101-73 victory over South Carolina Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena.
Arkansas clinched the #2 seed at next week’s SEC Tournament.
The win was Arkansas’ 10th SEC contest in a row, tying the program record for most consecutive SEC wins. (The 1993-94 won 10 straight SEC games to close the regular season.) Arkansas has also won four straight SEC road games for the first time since 1995. Also, the 28-point win is the 11th-biggest margin of victory in an SEC game.
For head coach Eric Musselman, he won his 20th game of the season, a feat he has accomplished in each of his six years. He is the only Arkansas head coach to win at least 20 games in each of his first two years.
Moody, who set the Arkansas freshman record for free throw made now with 120, tied his career-high with 28 points while adding seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Justin Smith finished with 22 points, tying a career-high with six free throws made, and grabbed eight rebounds. JD Notae added 21 points with five rebounds, five assists, his most in an SEC game, and five steals to tie a career-high.
Desi Sills returned to form with 15 points as he tied a career-high with five 3-pointers made.