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Kentucky rein

Hogs get a signature win by whipping WIldcats again OT

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
Razorbacks' Bobby Portis, Wildcats' Julius Randle fight for ball  AP
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Razorbacks' Bobby Portis, Wildcats' Julius Randle fight for ball

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Coty Clarke scored seven points in overtime and Arkansas upset No. 17 Kentucky 71-67 on Thursday night to complete a season sweep.

 

Six weeks after Michael Qualls beat the Wildcats with a last-second dunk in OT, Clarke lifted the Razorbacks this time with a 3-pointer and four free throws in the extra period, including two with 36.7 seconds left for a 69-64 lead.

 

Free throws were the difference in the game, with Arkansas making all six attempts in overtime and going 16 for 16 overall. Kentucky was 12 of 22 from the line.

 

James Young's 3-pointer brought Kentucky (21-7, 11-4 Southeastern Conference) within two, but Arkansas' Kikko Haydar made two more from the line with 17 seconds left for the final margin.

 

Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison each missed a 3 at the end for the Wildcats.

 

The surging Razorbacks (19-9, 8-7) have won four straight and six of seven.

 

Clarke finished with 11 points, one of four Razorbacks in double figures. Qualls scored 14 to lead the way, with Rashad Madden adding 12 and Anthlon Bell 10.

 

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