Fall down by 20 in the first half and need a boost? There's also an App for that.
Need a 3-pointer late to tie things and send it into overtime? There's even an App for that.
But as of yet, there is no App for stopping Razorback freshman power forward Marshawn Powell.
Powell scored a career-high 29 points – including a big 3-pointer at the beginning of overtime to give his team the lead for good - as the University of Arkansas downed senior-laden Appalachian State 81-72 Friday night before 7,120 at Bud Walton Arena.
"It's not the way you would like to play a second half, but maybe as it worked out it was something that was good for us," Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey said. "We kind of got to see how those guys responded and still be able to win."
Powell was 13-of-20 from the field while knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and also grabbing 7 rebounds and blocking a pair of shots for the Razorbacks (2-2).
"He was a special player tonight," Pelphrey said. "It seemed like we had an advantage with him from the start tonight in and around the basket."
"I realized after the first few minutes, the first up and downs that he wasn't playing me and was just sinking down on big Mike Washington," Powell said. "Coach told me to just shoot it. I just started shooting it and it started falling."
It was that 3-pointer to open the extra frame that Appalachian State head coach Buzz Peterson – the former North Carolina player and Tulsa and Tennessee coach – saw as the killing blow.
"That was huge," Peterson said. "Because in our eyes as a staff that was the shot we wanted and that's the chance to we had to take. We didn't rotate up high enough like we wanted to to challenge. I told our guys if he takes the shot, don't let him get it in rhythm. And he got it in rhythm because we were late in our rotations on the bottom side."
Rotnei Clarke added 16 points, Jemal Farmer 12, Michael Washington 13 points and 10 rebounds and true freshman point guard Julysess Nobles 9 points and 7 assists for the Razorbacks in the win.
It was a rematch of two years ago when the Mountaineers (2-2) upset Arkansas in North Little Rock right before Christmas.
"I hope we don't play Appy for a long time," Pelphrey said.
Arkansas shot 50 percent from the field (26-52), hit 6 of 15 3-pointers and 23-of-34 field goals.
Nobles had a 3-pointer to give his team a 55-53 lead with 7:09 left in regulation and also knocked down 4-of-4 free throws in overtime.
Nobles played 44 of the 45 minutes in the contest after having played all 40 in Tuesday's loss against No. 22 Louisville.
He now has 23 assists and 9 turnovers this season.
"We have got a first year player there that we can't ask any more of now," Pelphrey said. "He has been phenomenal – his toughness. Playing all these minutes that he does and he refuses to turn it over, he operates and he gets it to where it is supposed to be."
Arkansas reeled off a 21-0 run after giving up the game's first four points and led 26-6 when Clarke scored with 10:34 remaining in the opening half.
It was a 17-point margin late in the first half when Glenn Bryant hit a free throws with 56 seconds left before intermission.
"The first half was very ugly for us," Peterson said. "Our guys were just trying to avoid contact and I kept telling them to go to them because the bench was not very deep and let's get to the free throw line."
Peterson, whose team shot 23.5 percent in the opening half and then 54.8 in the second, also tried to get his team to forget about the score as it began a quest to rally.
"I said don't even look at it, don't even look up there," Peterson said. "Don't even try to find it, don't even worry about it. Just keep competing, keep competing. I am glad they did that."
Appalachian State scored the final points of the first half and stormed back to make it 44-40 when Donald Sims buried a 3-pointer with 15:42 left in the game.
Sims scored 24 points in his team's upset of the Razorbacks two years ago, but couldn't get free early in the game.
"You could tell Arkansas knew who seems was with what happened two years ago," Peterson said. "He had trouble getting open there in the first half. When you weigh 155 pounds, there is not much you can do. We tried to set him some screens, but it was hard for him to get open."
The Mountaineers eventually took the lead on back-to-back lay-ups by Kellen Brand that surged the visitors ahead 53-51 with 8:06 remaining.
"I think we were probably all surprised with the lead in the first half and then I thought some of our inexperience started showing," Pelphrey said. "…We talked about coming out and setting the tone in the first four minutes and trying to push that lead up and next thing you know it went the other way on us.
"This was against a good team that been through some wars, been on the road, know what they are doing – we couldn't get them stopped," Pelphrey added. "Then all of a sudden foul trouble showed up and we had some very, very bizarre line-ups out there. But Marshawn made a couple of plays, Ju make a couple of big, big plays and our defense started to pick back up."
Clarke had 11 of his points in the opening half, but got off just 6 field goal attempts on the night.
"I want him getting 20 (shots) and we're trying," Pelphrey said. "He is working hard, he is playing ever second he is out there and we are trying to find him some in transition and people just refuse to leave him. They just refuse to leave him. We are going to continue to work. We have a lot of scenarios where we try to get him on baseline runs, staggers, pick-and-rolls, stagger pick and rolls, stagger pick and roll doubles. We have got to find a way to shake him free to get more than six shots a game.
"But we are also going to work with him because when we get in 1-and-1s he has got to find free throws," Pelphrey said. "He needs to face up and get off the pick and roll and get a foul and become a playmaker. And he will."
Peterson said his team's plan was to lay off Nobles and run a second defender at Clarke.
"We were really out there hedging on those screens and not letting him have any easy touches," Peterson said. "…We left the point guard to go double and make it a little more difficult for him."
Clarke did have a chance to win the game after Josh Hunter's second 3-pointer of the year tied the game with 6 seconds left.
But his shot rimmed out at the buzzer.
"I thought it was good and it almost was," Clarke said. "I think it went almost. I thought it was in, but it wasn't."
Nobles had shut down Sims only to see Hunter hit the unlikely shot seeing as how he had taken only one other attempt and missed it this season and missed the other two he had taken in his career.
"We didn't really entertain the thought of fouling up three there," Pelphrey said. "I thought our guys did a great job of defending their three-point shooters and then the guy that ends up making the shot had not made any in his career."
Clarke said the coaches and seniors Stef Welsh and Washington had warned them about being ready.
"The coaches kept bringing it up and obviously the two guys – Stef and Mike – who were the ones that played in that game and they kept telling us those guards beat them two years ago."
Washington had just four points in the first half before playing much better in the second half.
"He made some big shots there late," Pelphrey said. "We have got to get him being more aggressive around the basket instead of settling for some of the jump shots he is taking."
It was a big win according to Clarke, whose team will host Morgan State on Tuesday night.
"Definitely – especially coming off a loss – we wanted to be able to bounce back quick and especially this being our home court advantage," Clarke said. "We really want to get the fans excited about something again and that is our main goal is to win and hopefully bring more fans in as the game comes along."