Arkansas Takes Down Missouri In Final Seconds
COLUMBIA, MO (KFSM) – The Arkansas men’s basketball team brought home another last second thriller in Columbia Saturday with their 61-60 win over the Missouri Tigers.
The game came down to the final three seconds where Missouri sophomore guard Wes Clark shot two free throws down by one point. Both shots bounced off the rim.
Alandise Harris led the day with 14 points, followed by Bobby Portis with 12 and 10 rebounds.
The Hogs started out strong with a 21-16 lead, before Missouri used a 12-2 run to give them a four point lead at halftime. But, Arkansas came out of the locker room ready to play and go on a scoring drive. The Hogs scored 11 of the first 14 points of the final 20 minutes.
Missouri fights back to tie the game at 41, and then goes ahead 60-59 with less than two minutes left of play. Arkansas’s Rashad Madden answer’s back with a jumper and the go-ahead points 29 seconds later.
Arkansas had been the only SEC team to score at least 65 points in each of its games this season before Saturday. Missouri held Arkansas to 22.5 points below its SEC-best average of 83.5 per game. Arkansas won its second consecutive squeaker after defeating Alabama 93-91 in overtime less than 40 hours before tip-off Saturday. The Razorbacks had lost their two previous games to drop out of the rankings.
They’ll next face Tennessee on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena with a 6 pm tip-off.