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Auburn rallies in second half to down Arkansas

Auburn rallies in second half to down Arkansas

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -Tay Waller and Lucas Hargrove scored 14 points apiece and Auburn overcame a 10-point second-half deficit, beating Arkansas 75-62 on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (15-9, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) outscored the Razorbacks 37-15 down the stretch and didn’t allow a field goal over the final 6:33.

Arkansas (13-9, 1-8), which has lost four straight games, has blown two straight double-digit leads in the second half. The Razorbacks had a 15-point halftime lead at Mississippi State before losing.

Arkansas reclaimed a 60-57 lead on Stefan Welsh’s back-to-back 3-pointers, but it was short-lived. The Tigers scored the next eight points, capped by DeWayne Reed’s 3-of-4 performance from the line during one possession after Razorbacks point guard Courtney Fortson fouled out with 4:23 left and was then called for a technical.

Welsh and freshman Rotnei Clarke led the Hogs with 14 points each while Fortson had 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Junior Michael Washington was limited to two minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. He had no points or rebounds in the first period, and finished with six points and nine boards.

The Razorbacks play host to Kentucky on Saturday at noon in a game nationally televised by CBS Sports.

Sports Category : Basketball (M)