The Razorbacks played without senior guard Eric Ferguson (broken nose) and sophomore forward Darian Townes (sprained toe), but still rolled to an 86-49 victory. Despite the lopsided score, the Bearcats played aggressively and were tough inside with 7-2, 295-pound center Frans Steyn. Southwest Baptist, which was 16-13 a year ago, was whistled for 30 fouls with
Junior Ronnie Brewer paced the Hogs with 22 points in 22 minutes, going eight-of-15 from the floor. He also had three rebounds, two assists and five steals.
Brewer scored nine points in less than a two-minute stretch in the first half to break the game open. Vincent Hunter scored five consecutive Razorback points to give
Modica finished with 15 points, a game-high nine rebounds and three assists. Charles Thomas scored 15 points on five-of-eight shooting, and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Hunter was two-of-four from the floor and six-of-nine at the line, finishing with 10 points and four rebounds.
Hill had eight points, four rebounds and four blocked shots, and
Jason Jemison led SBU with 13 points. Steyn had nine points and seven rebounds.
The Razorbacks play their final exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6:35 p.m. against LSU-Shreveport.