Vopinka -- who fouled out in regulation -- finished with four points. Also in double-digits was junior guard Quinten Tabor, who scored 12 points.
Graford's head coach described the game as epic and exhausting. He told the Index, Friday night, his staff was revising their Saturday itenerary: cancelling their morning shoot-around in favor of allowing all of the Jackrabbit coaches and players to get a little extra sleep.
In the theme of true heavyweight fights, the Water Valley game has all the makings of being just that. The Wildcats are a senior-laden team, all of whom started on last year's Final Four team. They will certainly present a worthy opponent for the talented and deep Jackrabbits.
Tabor said, in many ways, the Water Valley game will be a measuring stick for his squad to see just how good they really are.
"Water Valley is really good," he said. "They play a lot like we do. If we play the way we did tonight, it won’t be close."