#20 Arkansas Falls to Memphis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – David Jones scored 36 points, including crucial back-to-back 3-pointers to close the first half, to lead Memphis to an 84-79 victory Thursday night in the semifinal of the 2023 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis.

Arkansas will face #14 North Carolina in the consolation game – the first game of the day on Friday. Tipoff is set for 1:00 pm (ET)/Noon (CT) and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

In the game, Razorback senior Davonte Davis crossed the 1,000-point plateau with a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in the game. He finished with 15 points, making three 3’s, and now has 1,001 points to become the 46th Razorback to reach the milestone in an Arkansas uniform.

Overall, the stats the similar with the following exceptions. Arkansas committed 18 turnovers with just seven assists as the Tigers out-scored the Razorbacks 27-10 on points off turnovers. Also, Arkansas was whistled for three technical fouls, leading to five Tiger free throws in the five-point loss.

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