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No typo. Hogs celebrate Senior Night with woodshed whipping of Ole Miss

Posted: March 5, 2014 - 9:32pm
Bobby Portis works against Ole Miss defenders  AP
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Bobby Portis works against Ole Miss defenders

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Anthlon Bell scored a career-high 23 points as Arkansas' surge toward an NCAA tournament berth continued with a resounding 110-80 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night.

 

The Razorbacks (21-9, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) have now won six straight games — their longest streak in regular-season conference play since the 1997-98 season — and eight of nine overall since opening SEC play 2-6.

 

Bell and Mardracus Wade, who finished with a season-high 18 points, combined to hit 12 of Arkansas' 17 3-pointers — matching the school's mark for most made in an SEC game.

 

The Razorbacks led by as many as 43 points in the second half.

 

Marshall Henderson had 15 points to lead the Rebels (17-13, 8-9), who have lost six of seven games, while Jarvis Summers added 11.

 

Arkansas' win snapped a six-game losing streak to Ole Miss, which had also won four straight in Bud Walton Arena before Wednesday.

 

The Razorbacks trailed 17-16 early in the game after a Summers' jumper, but Bell — who topped his previous career high of 19 points — followed by spearheading a remarkable 3-point barrage that left Arkansas up 56-34 at halftime.

 

Bell, who finished 7-of-10 shooting on 3-pointers, scored 14 of the Razorbacks' next 17 points after the Rebels went ahead. The sophomore did so by hitting 4 of 5 3-pointers during the stretch, and his 23 points overall came in just 12 minutes of action.

 

Arkansas reached the 100-point mark after a free throw by Rickey Scott with 8:18 remaining, after which coach Mike Anderson rested many of his regulars down the stretch.

 

Led by Bell, Arkansas' bench outscored a shell-shocked Ole Miss 71-26.

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