The first 4 1/2 minutes of Tuesday’s game at H.O. Clemmons Arena went how one would expect a battle between a Division I school and an NAIA college to go.
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LINCOLN, Neb. — The Arkansas-Pine Bluff men’s basketball team put up a solid fight in the second half of Tuesday night’s game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a poor opening 20 minutes.
The Rison Wildcats opened up postseason play with a second-round win over the Gurdon Go-Devils last week. The Wildcats were able to hold on and win by the score of 26-21, and now they have a chance to compete in the quarterfinals.
WARREN — The McGehee boys basketball team overcame an early seven-point deficit to earn a 60-56 road win over Warren on Monday night.
The Warren Lumberjacks were able to advance to the quarterfinals of the 4A state playoffs, but it wasn’t easy.
CINCINNATI — T.J. Handley had by far his best game of the season, but the Pine Bluff native was one of the few bright spots for Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s men’s basketball team on Sunday.
FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema is not an angry type of guy. Not publicly, anyway. Smart aleck, perhaps. Class-clown-ish sometimes. Well-liked, mostly. Even with his penchant for saying things to garner attention, both good and ill, Bielema never comes off as hostile.
At this point, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s basketball team can only hope history repeats itself.
FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema delivered a bit of good news and a bit of bad in the bowels of the Fred W. Smith Football Center on Monday. Considering the public figure was both bits of information would be negatives, the net result was happiness.
FAYETTEVILLE — The greatest single-game quarterback performance in Arkansas history was for naught.