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Michael Qualls, Anthlon Bell each score 20 points, No. 25 Arkansas beats Iona 94-77

  • Arkansas' Keaton Miles (55) looks to pass the ball as Iona's Ibn Muhammad (3) and Schadrac Casimir (4) defend in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    Arkansas' Keaton Miles (55) looks to pass the ball as Iona's Ibn Muhammad (3) and Schadrac Casimir (4) defend in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas' Manuale Watkins (21) and Bobby Portis (10) reach up for the rebound with Iona's David Laury (13) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    Arkansas' Manuale Watkins (21) and Bobby Portis (10) reach up for the rebound with Iona's David Laury (13) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas' Jacorey Williams (22) passes the ball next to Iona's Schadrac Casimir (4) and Isaiah Williams (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    Arkansas' Jacorey Williams (22) passes the ball next to Iona's Schadrac Casimir (4) and Isaiah Williams (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Qualls and Anthlon Bell each scored 20 points to help No. 25 Arkansas beat Iona 94-77 on Sunday.

Arkansas improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1997-98 season.

Qualls scored 10 points in a late 4-minute stretch to spark a 17-4 run that put the game away. The junior had 15 points in the second half.

A.J. English scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half for Iona (4-2). David Laury also had 25 points.

Anton Beard hit a 3-pointer with 10:58 remaining to give Arkansas the lead for good at 63-61.

Qualls hit three 3-pointers during the final 10:12 and added an acrobatic one-handed steal while falling into the Arkansas bench.

Iona led by as eight points in the first half, but trailed 44-40 at halftime.