Mike Anderson won't complain about wins, but the Arkansas coach is ready to see improved shooting from the Razorbacks.

Mike Anderson won't complain about wins, but the Arkansas coach is ready to see improved shooting from the Razorbacks.

Mardracus Wade led a balanced attack with 13 points and BJ Young added 12 to lift Arkansas (7-3) to a 71-57 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks shot just 32 percent, but they connected on 29 of 35 free throws.

The performance at the line was a stark contrast to Arkansas' last outing, a 62-55 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. The Razorbacks hit just 11 of 23 free throws in that game.

"We didn't shoot the ball particularly great, but one thing we did is we got to the free throw line," Anderson said. "And tonight, unlike other nights, we actually cashed in on it and made free throws — a big difference in a game like this."

The victory is the second in a stretch of three games in six days for Arkansas at home and improves the Razorbacks to 7-0 at Bud Walton Arena this season.

It also marked a return to a reserve role for Young, a freshman standout who leads Arkansas in scoring in the wake of forward Marshawn Powell's season-ending knee injury. Young made his first career start in the Razorbacks' last game but scored just six points in 30 minutes, and Anderson called him "tentative."

Young had scored 28 and 24 points off the bench in Arkansas' two games before that, and he returned to that role against the Colonels (7-6) in favor of sophomore Rickey Scott.

Young made the most of his 25 minutes, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and leading the Razorbacks in scoring until a pair of late free throws by Wade, who finished in double figures for the sixth time this season.

"I thought he came out a little bit more in attack mode," Anderson said. "And I think you can just tell in his body language and how he's playing. He played until he got exhausted out there, but I thought he was much more relaxed."

Arkansas scored 25 points off 19 turnovers by Eastern Kentucky, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. Jaron Jones led the Colonels with 16 points, 11 in the second half.

"Obviously, Arkansas' pressure bothered us much more than it should," Eastern Kentucky coach Jeff Neubauer said. "That's something we've always been good at, valuing the ball, and for us to have 19 turnovers tonight is very disappointing."

Eastern Kentucky hit five of its first 10 shots and led 14-11 after a 3-pointer by Timmy Knipp. That lead didn't last long, however, with the Razorbacks going on an 18-3 run to take a 29-17 lead and control of the game. They scored 11 points on free throws during the surge and made even routine passes difficult for the Colonels on offense.

Wade was 7 of 10 from the line, while Marvell Waithe hit 7 of 8 and finished with 11 points off the bench. Nine players scored for Arkansas.

"Sometimes you need to get to the line to find your rhythm," Waithe said. "Sometimes when your shot's not falling, when you get to the line, it's a blessing to see that ball go in the hole."

The Razorbacks led 39-30 at halftime and opened the second half on a 12-2 run to take their largest lead at 51-32. Waithe had a pair of baskets during the run, which was capped when Devonta Abron grabbed one of his game-high 10 rebounds and scored on a putback.

"I just thought we were the better basketball team," Waithe said. "I think if we play with energy and how we can play, those runs will be a given."