Arkansas Pulls Upset Of No. 5 Texas A&M

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Arkansas picked a good time to snap out of the recent funk it had been in.

The Razorbacks, who had lost three straight SEC games, handed No. 5 Texas A&M their first conference loss of the season as Arkansas picked up a 74-71 win inside Bud Walton Arena.

“We have some character guys who haven’t wavered in any moment,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. “They’re trying to see it through my eyes, so it’s good to see these guys be rewarded for staying true to each other. This is a team win.”

Texas A&M led just twice in the contest and led the Hogs for a total of 47 seconds, all of which came in the second half.

Moses Kingsley led Arkansas with 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds while Anthlon Bell added 17 on 6-of-10 shooting. Dusty Hannahs also finished with 17 points.

“We just wanted to come out and do what we had to do to win,” Bell said. “We made them uncomfortable. At Texas A&M, they did whatever they wanted. We were playing their game. Tonight, we just wanted to push the ball anytime we could and get easy buckets.”

“I know close games are painful to watch, but they’re even more painful to be a part of when you come up so short,” Hannahs said. “To be able to come out here and be the team to beat Texas A&M, it really helps everybody. We’re just going to use this to propel us forward.”

The last time a top five ranked team was inside Bud Walton, No. 2 Florida, was the last time the Razorbacks knocked off one of the nation’s top ranked teams. Arkansas took down the Gators 80-69 on Feb. 5, 2013.