FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (WVLT) -- Mason Jones scored a game-high 37 points and Arkansas started the game on a 14-1 run and never trailed in an 86-69 win over Tennessee. Jones, the SEC's leading scorer, scored nine of the 14 to start the game.
He was joined in double figures by teammates Isaiah Joe and Desi Sills, who had 22 and 13 respectively. Tennessee’s 10 first-half turnovers were its demise. The Razorbacks scored 18 points in the opening 20 minutes off those Volunteers giveaways. In response, Tennessee countered with just three points off three Arkansas turnovers in the same span. Jordan Bowden led Tennessee with 19 points.
John Fulkerson added 15, but the Vols would only get a combined 6 points from their back court tandem of Santiago Vescovi and Josiah James.
Vols just 3-9 from the floor with 5 early turnovers trailing Arkansas 24-9 at Bud Walton Arena. UT game to follow UGA at Carolina game which is in OT on the SEC Network @wvlt— Rick Russo (@wvltrick) February 27, 2020
At halftime, Arkansas led 40-27. The Vols were shooting just 37 percent from the floor with 10 turnovers in the first half.
Tennessee shooting just 37 percent from the floor with 10 first half turnovers. Vols trail Gamecocks 40-27 at the half. Jordan Bowden leads UT with 10 points, but is in foul trouble with three through the first 20 minutes. @wvlt— Rick Russo (@wvltrick) February 27, 2020
The Vols brought the game to within a few points, but couldn't close the deal. Tennessee fell to Arkansas 86-69.
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