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Arkansas defeats Texas Southern 77-49

Mardracus Wade scored 18 points to lead Arkansas to a 77-49 victory against Texas Southern on Friday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Mardracus Wade scored 18 points to lead Arkansas to a 77-49 victory against Texas Southern on Friday night.

Wade made four 3-pointers. The sophomore guard is shooting 49.2 percent from beyond the arc this season for the Razorbacks (10-3), who won their fifth straight.

Arkansas led 7-0 just 1:12 into the game and never trailed. The Razorbacks led 39-19 at halftime and by 31 points in the second half.

Arkansas forced Texas Southern (1-11) into 25 turnovers, scoring 30 points off of the miscues. The Tigers made only 18 of 56 field-goal attempts en route to their 10th loss in a row.

Fred Sturdivant led Texas Southern with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Hunter Mickelson scored 13 points and seven blocks for the Razorbacks. Marvell Waithe and Rickey Scott added 10 points each.

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