Feb. 9, 1994- That was the last time the Arkansas basketball team won a game at Kentucky and Rupp Arena. Thursday night the Hogs not only broke the streak, but picked up an NCAA Tournament resume building win, 71-67, in overtime.
Coty Clarke came up big, scoring seven points in overtime, including a late key block in regulation to send the game to extra time.
Arkansas led by as many as nine points in the second half, but the Wildcats stormed back, only allowing the Hogs one field goal in nearly a five minute span. Kentucky took the lead with just over five minutes left, 54-52, on a Willie Cauley-Stein dunk.
The game went back and forth in the final minutes. With the Hogs down two under :45 to go. Rashad Madden was fouled and made both free throws to tie the game at 60 apiece.
Arkansas took a quick lead in overtime and never relinquished it.
The big stat line of the night was at the free throw line. The Hogs made all 16 free throws they attempted. Kentucky went 12-22.
Four Razorbacks scored in double figures. Michael Qualls led with 14. Madden adding 12. Clarke and Anthlon Bell had 10.
This is the first time Kentucky coach John Calipari has lost to one team twice in a season.
Arkansas has now won four straight and six of their last seven. They return to Bud Walton Arena Saturday afternoon for a 3 p.m. start with Georgia, and an NCAA Tournament bid within reach.