Arkansas Razorbacks guard BJ Young (11) scored 22 points with 13 rebounds against the Demons Saturday night at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Northwestern State 79-61. Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

College Basketball: Razorback Defense Stifles Northwestern State Offense

Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks won their fourth straight game with an impressive defensive effort over Northwestern State winning 79-61 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville Saturday night.

The Demons (5-4) entered the game as the No. 2 scoring team in the nation averaging 86 points per outing. The Hogs (8-4) dug deep keeping Northwestern State to a season-low 61 points behind a near triple-double from sophomore BJ Young. Young poured in 26 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds with seven assists.

The Hogs dominated the boards grabbing 57 to the Demons 41 and got off to an early lead thanks to Mardracus Wade’s hot hand hitting three quick three-pointers to start the game. Wade finished with 17 points on the night.

Arkansas also got 13 rebounds from Hunter Mickelson and a season-high four blocked shots. Marshawn Powell contributed nine points with six rebounds.

Razorback head coach Mike Anderson played 13 Hogs in the win.

Senior Demon forward James Hublin scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

The Hogs will face Delaware State Saturday Jan. 5 at Bud Walton Arena for their next game.


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