Arkansas 73, Marist 64

Friday, November 24th 2006, 4:05 pm
By: News On 6

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Patrick Beverley scored all but 2 of his 15 points in the 2nd half Friday afternoon, leading Arkansas to a 73-64 victory over Marist in the Old Spice Classic at Disney World.

Gary Ervin scored 8 points in the final 3 minutes to finish with 13, including a pair of free throws with 26 seconds remaining. Sonny Weems added a dozen points and 13 rebounds for the Razorbacks (4-0).

Jared Jordan paced Marist (3-2) with 21 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds. James Smith scored 18 points and Will Whittington had 10 for the Red Foxes.

Arkansas held a 22-19 halftime lead despite making only 28 percent of its shots, while Marist hit 32 percent from the field before the break. The Razorbacks more than doubled their accuracy in the 2nd half with 58 percent shooting.

There were 4 lead changes and 7 ties before Arkansas took the lead for good on a Vincent Hunter layup and free throw with 13 minutes left.