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Arkansas too much for CU hoop Tigers

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SEC school hits 10 threes, makes 40 of 66 shots.

By The Staff

The Campbellsville Tigers went toe-to-toe with one of the elite NCAA Division I basketball programs, the Arkansas Razorbacks, on Monday evening in Fayetteville, Ark.

Playing in front of a crowd at the famous Bud Walton Arena, Campbellsville led 7-3 with 17:54 to play in the first half before the home-standing Razorbacks went on a 30-7 run that would boost them to a 20-point lead midway through the first half en route to a 103-58 win.

"What you saw tonight out of us is not what you will see in the near future," said CU Head Coach Keith Adkins after the game. "We knew Arkansas would be very talented and even though we have some experience and talent, it's a whole different level stepping up into NCAA Division I.

"At the same time, we used the game to see what it is we need to work on between now and Saturday's season opener against Mid-Continent, and there are a few things our guys are going to have to catch onto pretty quickly."

Campbellsville was led by Aaron Wyatt's 10 points while Justin Vitatoe and Zach Allender both had nine. Allender, making his return since knee surgery last year, also had seven boards.

Campbellsville opens the season on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Lindsey Wilson Classic against Mid-Continent University.

Fayetteville, Ark.

Campbellsville (58) — Vitatoe 2-5 5-6 9, Allender 3-15 2-2 9, Martin 1-3 3-6 5, Wyatt 4-11 0-2 10, Shumpert 1-3 2-4 4, Holley 1-4 1-2 3, Savage 0-1 0-0 0, Benock 2-4 0-0 5, Kohn 0-3 2-2 2, Harris 1-2 0-0 3, Petkov 3-7 2-4 8. Totals 18-58 17-28 58.

Arkansas (103) — Britt 1-3 1-2 3, Sanchez 5-6 3-3 13, Washington 9-15 3-5 22, Welsh 8-11 0-1 20, Clark 5-7 3-3 17, Henry 4-9 1-2 10, McDonald 3-4 0-0 6, Moore 2-6 1-2 5, Cox 2-2 1-1 5, Clark 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 40-66 13-19 103.

Half-time — Arkansas 52-27. Three-point goals — Campbellsville 5-23 (Wyatt 2-6, Allender 1-7, Benock 1-2, Harris 1-2), Arkansas 10-20 (Welsh 4-6, Clarke 4-6, Washington 1-2, Henry 1-4). Rebounds — Campbellsville 32 (Allender 7, Petkov 7), Arkansas 43 (Washington 7, Moore 7). Assists — Campbellsville 9 (Vitatoe 3), Arkansas 20 (Britt 6). Steals — Campbellsville 5 (Vitatoe 2), Arkansas 7 (Welsh 3). Turnovers — Campbellsville 21, Arkansas 17.