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Eric Musselman on Hogs’ ‘worst 40 minutes’ he’s seen since being in college basketball

Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman sees a lot of same things he’s seen in practice in exhibition loss to Longhorns.

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AUSTIN, Texas — The 12th-ranked Texas Longhorns out-scored Arkansas 25-5 to open the second half and cruised to a 90-60 victory over No. 10 Arkansas in a charity exhibition game Saturday at the new Moody Center.

Texas scored on the opening possession of the game on a 3-pointer and never surrendered the lead, taking a 40-30 advantage at the break.

While the Longhorns led by 10 at halftime, Arkansas kept the first half close – staying within 2-to-5 points – until a late Texas run. Arkansas committed 12 turnovers with just four assists while Texas had nine assists with seven turnovers.

Texas scored the first four points of the second half to lead by 14 and force a Razorback timeout. The lead would stretch to 17 before an Anthony Black layup. However, Texas would out-score the Hogs 25-5 to start the second half to put the game out of reach.

Texas had five players score in double figures including a game-high 19 from Arterio Morris.

Jordan Walsh led Arkansas with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with five rebounds. Nick Smith Jr., added 12 points and Kamani Johnson had a team-high six rebounds.

Arkansas will officially open the 2022-23 season on Nov. 7 (Monday) versus North Dakota State. Tipoff at Bud Walton Arena is set for 7 pm.

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