The Razorbacks ripped off an 18-0 start to The Opening half and closed it with a 14-0 one en route to blasting LeMoyne-Owen College 111-45 in exhibition action before 3,185 fans at Bud Walton Arena.
Coty Clarke, Michael Qualls and Jacorey Williams all had 15 points to lead Arkansas while Dee Wagner added 13, Anthlon Bell and Rickey Scott 11 points and Hunter Mickelson nine points.
"LeMoyne-Owen was really overmatched," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. " They came out, you could see it in their faces.
"...We did a lot of good things," Anderson added. We shot the ball well, we pushed the ball, we attacked. ... When you talk about the recipte for playing uptempo basketball, that's it."
Clarke and Mickelson both had 10 rebounds and Rashad Madden seven assists and Clarke five for the Razorbacks, who coasted to their second win in as many exhibition games ahead of Friday night's regular season opener with Sam Houston State.
"We've got a lot of skilled guys that can create not only for themselves, but for others," Anderson said.
They will play that game without Young, regarded as Arkansas' best player and a likely first-round NBA draft choice in 2013, as he was suspended two games for a violation of team rules.
Anderson released the following statement before the contest.
"I hold my players to a high standard both on and off the court," Anderson said. "BJ fell short of those standards and as a result has been suspended for two games. He will continue to practice and be a part of all team activities during the suspension."
He did not want to expand on it after the game.
"Violation of team rules," Anderson said. "...I won't divulge anymore."
Even without him, Arkansas shot 52.7 percent from the field, hit 10-of-20 3-pointers and had 27 assists on its 39 made buckets while holding LeMoyne-Owen to 25.8 percent from the floor.
"We did a lot of good things," Anderson said. "We shot the ball well, we pushed the ball, we attacked."
Anderson liked Clarke's stat line - 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals.
"The guy who really played well tonight was Coty Clarke," Anderson said. "This was one of his best games so far, when you talk about overall from the Italy trip to here."
Williams also grabbed seven boards and Marshawn Powell had seven points and five rebounds for Arkansas, who forced the Memphis-based school into 30 turnovers.
"To me, I feel like it all started with our defense," Williams said. "Everybody kind of got after it on defense. Defense translates to offense. We got our defense going and it created offense for us and we had it rolling."
Arkansas' only lull came during the contest came after that 18-0 start when LeMoyne Owen scored 17 of games next 31 points.
"We just had to regroup," Clarke said. "We just had to come out and get the job done - whoever was in at the time. We just had to regroup and restart the energy."
But the Razorbacks were in complete control again by intermission with a 21-2 spree that included scoring the last 14 points of the first 20 minutes.
That 56-19 halftime advantage was quickly turned into a 71-24 one less than five minutes into the second half.
The lead grew to 100-38 on Williams' lay-up with 3:51 left in the game and eventually crested at 107-40.
The second half had a 24-2 run.
"That reminds me of the things we used to do here at Bud Walton," Anderson said.
Qualls was once again a human-highlight reels with several thunderous dunks.
"He does that every day in practice and we see it all the time," Clarke said. "We are just glad that he brings it to the game and everybody gets to see it."
Anderson loves what he is seeing from Qualls.
"The guy seems like he goes as high as he has to," Anderson said. " That's a God-given gift. Now as you see us get more into what we do, you'll see him showcase that more. His athletic ability is kind of off the charts. He's humble and he wants to be a tremendous player. He has a big, big-time heart."
Williams sees his fellow freshmen's dunks as something to energize his teammates and the Razorback fans.
"I think it brings energy to the game," Williams said. "To me, when he gets a slam dunk it seems like we are up eight or 10 and it gets the crowd into it and sparks our defense as well."
One thing that Arkansas didn't do well on Monday night that it did in Friday's 106-78 win over Southwest (MO) Baptist was shoot free throws.
The Razorbacks were 24-of-26 on Friday, but just 23-of-36 on Monday.
"The one glaring thing we didn't do well was free throws," Anderson said. "That's something we have to continue to emphasize becuase we're going to attack."
Williams thinks the two exhibition games did what they were supposed to do.
"We got to see what everybody could do," Williams said. "What groups work good together, what groups defend well together, who plays well together. Those type of things - just team chemistry. I feel like we are on our way to something big."
Clarke said Anderson stressed that you can't look at who you are playing and play to their level.
"Most definitely I think it was a great tune-up," Clarke said. "We get to see what we did wrong. Against a team like that, we have to go out and not look at the jersey. We have to act like we are playing the Lakers. No matter what jersey or what division, we just have to bring the energy night in and night out."