FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Gary Ervin and Sonny Weems each scored 14 points to help Arkansas knock off Tulsa 68-59 in the Razorbacks final nonconference game of the season Tuesday.
The win was Arkansas’ 25th straight home non-conference victory. The Razorbacks won their final home non-conference game of the 2004 season, went 8-0 in 2005 and 2006, and are 8-0 this year with no regular-season non-conference games remaining.
Charles Thomas scored 13 points and Patrick Beverley added 11.
The Razorbacks (11-3) saw a double-figure lead shrink to two points, 42-40, midway through the second half before going on an 8-0 run to take command. Ervin and Weems keyed the run with Weems pushing Arkansas lead to 53-43 with a pair of free throws with 9:25 left in the game.
For Tulsa (9-3), Mark Hill and Ben Uzoh hit back to back 3-pointers.
But the Razorbacks surged again. Weems hit a 3-pointer and Charles Thomas hit three free throws to extend the lead to 59-48. Steven Hill then scored inside on a reverse lay-up.
Mark Hill led with a game-high 17 points. Uzoh added 12 and Jamel McLean 11.
Arkansas played most of the game without Darian Townes. Arkansas coach Stan Heath said Townes was “frustrated” and was sent to the locker room for the second half. Heath said he and Townes would meet later.
UA plays host to No. 8 Alabama on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. in a game televised by Lincoln Financial Sports.
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