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NCAA Game Summary - Arkansas at Kentucky



(Thursday, February 27th)

Final Score: Arkansas 71, (17) Kentucky 67 (OT)

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - The resurgent Arkansas Razorbacks posted a signature road win, topping 17th-ranked Kentucky in overtime for the second time this season, 71-67.

The victory ended a nine-game losing skid at Rupp Arena for the Razorbacks (19-9, 8-7 SEC), who topped the Wildcats last month on Michael Qualls' putback dunk with 0.2 seconds remaining in the extra session.

Qualls paced the Razorbacks with 14 points on Thursday. Rashad Madden netted 12, Coty Clarke had 11 and Anthlon Bell added 10 to round out Arkansas' double-digit scorers.

The Razorbacks have won four straight and six of their last seven games.

Willie Cauley-Stein totaled 16 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (21-7, 11-4), who played in their second consecutive overtime game after edging LSU last Saturday.

"We took a big step back. Great lesson. Had our chances to win. They made offensive rebounds. They miss a shot, the ball comes, we got no one. It was frustrating," said Kentucky head coach John Calipari.

Julius Randle and Andrew Harrison both finished with 14 points for a Kentucky team that struggled shooting. They were just 26-of-76 (34.2 percent) from the floor and made only 12-of-22 free throws.

Conversely, the Razorbacks wrapped up a perfect 16-for-16 performance at the foul line with four free throws in the final 36.7 seconds.

Down 12 points in the first half, the Wildcats fought back to grab a 57-52 lead on a Cauley-Stein dunk and an Aaron Harrison 3-pointer with 4:43 to play in regulation.

Andrew Harrison made 1-of-2 free throws to put Kentucky up 60-56 with 1:13 remaining, but an Alandise Harris layup and two Madden free throws tied the game.

Extra time was then needed to determine a victor after Clarke blocked Andrew Harrison's jumper in the lane and Harris missed a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Razorbacks never trailed in overtime.

With Kentucky down by three in the final minute, Aaron Harrison missed a floater in the lane after an Arkansas turnover. Clarke was then fouled by Randle while securing the defensive rebound and sank two free throws to make it 69-64 with 36.7 seconds to play.

James Young nailed a 3-pointer on the next Kentucky possession. After the Wildcats failed to create a turnover, Cauley-Stein fouled Kikko Haydar, who converted at the charity stripe with 17.9 seconds left.

Aaron and Andrew Harrison both missed 3-pointers as Arkansas prevailed once again.

"I knew it was going to take an outstanding performance, especially (on) defense," said Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson.

Game Notes

The Razorbacks' last win at Rupp Arena came during their national championship season in 1993-94 ... Arkansas has won three straight against the Wildcats for the first time in school history ... The loss snapped Kentucky's 17-game winning streak against unranked opponents at home ... The game featured a combined 38 turnovers, including 20 by Arkansas ... Randle grabbed 10 rebounds ... Arkansas shot 41.4 percent.

02/27 23:14:20 ET

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Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
4th
CHI 87
NYK 82
 
4th
HOU 68
NOP 65
 
1st
SAC 18
MIL 6
 
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GSW
OKC
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
 
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
2nd
SD 52
MNTST 50
 
2nd
UAB 51
LSU 58
 
2nd
EVAN 44
OHIO 50
 
1st
CSFU 5
CSDH 4
 
1st
ORST 16
DEP 6
 
1st
PAC 10
NEV 6
 
1st
USF 11
PORST 9
 
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IDAHO 0
WALLA 0
 
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UTST
CALST
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
3rd
MON 1
ANA 1
 
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SJS
EDM
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LOS
STL
3rd
JAC 14
TEN 10