No. 22 Razorbacks Fall On The Road To Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. (KFSM)– The Razorbacks ended their two-game road trip with a 87-77 loss at the hands of Auburn. The Razorbacks drop to 11-4 overall and 1-2 in SEC play. The victory against Arkansas was Auburn’s 12th in a row and second straight against a ranked team to open SEC play.
Jaylen Barford scored a game-high 21 points while shooting 8-for-14 on the floor. Fellow senior Anton Beard added 11 points.
Auburn (14-1, 2-0) started fast and never looked back against the Hogs, hitting 12 of their first 18 shots. Arkansas’ CJ Jones was able to cut the advantage to nine with a layup, but the tiges’ answered back with a pair of free throws, a dunk and a jumper during the course of a 6-0 run that gave the Auburn a double-digit lead it held until the final 6 minutes of the game.
The Razorbacks attempted to make a comeback in the second half, cutting the deficit to as little as seven points with under four minutes remaining in the game, but the Hogs never got closer than that.
Arkansas returns home on Wednesday, as Arkansas hosts the LSU Tigers (10-4, 1-1) for an 8 p.m. tip on SEC Network.