Arkansas Defeats 19)Tennessee In SEC Opener

The first SEC game of the season proved to be a test for the Razorbacks, but despite a slow start, the Hogs finished strong, winning 95-93 in OT.

19th ranked Tennessee got off to a 5-0 lead before Dustin Thomas cleaned up a Jaylen Barford miss to score the first basket for Arkansas.

At the 12 minute mark, the Volunteers held a 6 point lead, 22-16.

Daryl Macon tied the game for the first time with 4:43 to go in the 1st, 26-26, before Tennessee would regain a 34-28 lead.

The Razorbacks offense struggled, turning the ball over 9 times in the first half. It was their defense that kept the game close causing the Vols to turn the ball over 9 times as well. The Hogs trailed at halftime 38-31.

Tennessee came out in the second half and held strong to their lead despite Arkansas cutting the lead to 1.

With 4:25 to go in the game, Arkansas trailed 68-60. Dustin Thomas fouled out with 3:53 left to go in the game.

Not giving up down 7 late, Daryl Macon hit a three, the Jaylen Barford stole the inbounds pass by Tennessee leading to a Daniel Gafford layup to make it a 3 point ball game. Then with 1:37 left to play, Tennessee called for goaltending and the Hogs trailed 72-71.

And with :44 seconds remaining Daniel Gafford slammed it down to give the Razorbacks their first lead of the game 73-72. Tennessee made a free throw to tie to 73-73, then as regulation expired, Daryl Macon missed a three pointer to send this one into overtime.

Arkansas kept the momentum rolling in the extra period, jumping out to a 81-78 lead, maintain the lead the rest of the way, knocking off 19)Tennessee and extending their win streak against the Vols to 6.

The Razorbacks shot 63.6% from the free throw line, and 54.1% from the field.

The Hogs next game is Tuesday against Mississippi State in Starkville, MS.




 


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