David Patrick’s Arkansas Men’s Basketball team overcome a slow start, to record their 6th win of the season in their 100-75 victory over Central Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena.
Jalen Tate and JD Notae each scored their 1,000th career points, Tate, a graduate transfer from Northern Kentucky, also recorded his third career double-double, getting 17 points and a career-high 11 assists. Notae, who played his first two seasons at Jacksonville University prior to sitting out at Arkansas due to NCAA transfer rules, finished with a game-high 22 points – 17 coming in the second half – with six assists.
This was the first meeting between Arkansas and Central Arkansas since the 1946-47 season. Arkansas are now 7-0 all-time versus Central Arkansas, including a 4-0 record in games played in Fayetteville. The series dates back to Arkansas’ first season of basketball (1923-24). Prior to tonight’s game, the last time Arkansas hosted an in-state school for a regular-season game was Nov. 28, 1950, versus Arkansas Tech. (Arkansas won 50-45).