Bearkats drop SLC 'tune-up' to Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- It was a neutral-site game on the schedule, but Thursday's trip to central Arkansas brought three Razorbacks home - and the trio helped lift their team to a 90-56 over Sam Houston State in both teams' final game before conference play.

Daryl Macon, from Little Rock, scored 17 points and Anton Beard from North Little Rock added 16 as the Razorbacks (11-1) took advantage of the Bearkats' poor shooting for an easy victory.

Dusty Hannahs, also from Little Rock, had been leading the Razorbacks in scoring at 15.7 points per game but had only six points in Arkansas' annual game at Verizon Arena. The victory raised the Hogs' record to .500 after 18 games in the building.

Dakarai Henderson scored 13 points for Sam Houston State (9-4).

In one stretch of the second half, the Bearkats missed 14 of 15 shots from the floor as Arkansas stretched a 41-29 halftime lead to 73-41 lead.