Arkansas just can’t seem to get anything to go their way on the road.
The Razorbacks led Tennessee 63-55 midway through the second half but the final 10 minutes was all Volunteers.
Tennessee used a 16-5 run to take a three point lead late and then held off Arkansas for the 81-74 SEC win.
Arkansas falls to 1-4 in the SEC and just 2-21 in true road games under Mike Anderson.
Though the Razorbacks (12-6, 1-4) had their best shooting night since SEC play began, Tennessee (12-6, 3-2) dominated the paint and blocked 10 shots in the process. Arkansas, who entered as the worst ranked rebounding team in the SEC, held their own with the top ranked rebounding team as the Volunteers took a 42-37 advantage on the glass. Arkansas had been outrebounded by 40 over their past two games.
Coty Clarke led Arkansas with 16 points while Rashad Madden added 15 in the loss. Jordan McRae poured in 34 points for Tennessee on 9-of-18 shooting and went 12-of-14 from the free throw line.
Tennessee went 30-of-38 from the charity stripe. Arkansas was 11-of-17.