Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Arkansas 80, Charlotte 67
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Where: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Officials: # Anthony Greene, # Mike Nance, # Dedric Taylor
Attendance: 12769

Rickey Scott scored a career-high 23 points and Arkansas defeated visiting Charlotte 80-67 on Wednesday for its fourth straight victory.

Scott, a sophomore guard, scored in double figures for the seventh time this season. He was 9-of-14 from the field as the Razorbacks (9-3) improved to 9-0 at the Bud Walton Arena. Mardracus Wade hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Arkansas.

DeMario Mayfield had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte (7-4), which has lost two straight. The 49ers also got 11 points apiece from K.J. Sherrill, Javarris Barnett and Derrio Green, who made three 3-pointers.

The Razorbacks put the stop to any notion of a Charlotte upset by racing to a 23-7 lead in the first half. The 49ers never really threatened as they failed to cut the margin to single-digits and only got as close as 11 points again in the final minute.
Top Game Performances
Charlotte   Arkansas
Javarris Barnett 11 Scoring Rickey Scott 23
Pierria Henry 4 Assists Rickey Scott 5
DeMario Mayfield 10 Rebounds Michael Sanchez 8
DeMario Mayfield 5 Free Throws Made Michael Sanchez 5
Derrio Green 2 Steals Michael Sanchez 4
KJ Sherrill 1 Blocks Hunter Mickelson 4
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 67 34.9 5-24 18-32 9 37 1 7 17
Arkansas 80 43.3 6-20 22-31 20 45 7 9 16