Mike Conley Challenge tidbits (updated 8:55)....

• The Memphis girls lead Arkansas 43-27 at halftime.

• The Arkansas boys - who will be coached by former Arkansas and Boston Celtics center Joe Kleine - have had one practice that lasted 45 minutes.

• The boys game is slated to start at 7:30.

Khalil Garland was unable to make it tonight, but Arkansas signees Daniel Gafford and Darious Hall are on hand to play.

Javon Franklin, Czar Perry, Avery Benson, Gabe Osabouhein, Marquis Eaton, Exavion Christian, Kris Bankston are the other members of the team

The Tennessee squad has a trio of UT-Chattanooga signees and one from Southern Illinois.

Arkansas led 51-36 at halftime

Ir’s now 81-59 withy 10 minutes left in second half

Darious Hall has 18 points

Daniel Gafford has 12 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks


Darious Hall 20 points
Marquis Eaton 18 points, 7 assists
Daniel Gafford 16 points, 18 rebounds and 2 blocks (named the MVP)
Javon Franklin 10 points

I know it was an all-star game, but any updated assessments on the kids?

Did Tennessee send their best? They sure got whupped. I would think a state like that would produce some High D-1 players every year.