4:57 p.m. — Clarke misses the first, hits the second, two posession game!. Game Over
4:57 p.m. — Quick three by Stephen F. and a foul with 11.2 to play. Clarke going to the line for two.
4:55 p.m. — Arkansas works five seconds off the clock before Marcus Britt gets fouled, he hits the first to make it a two posession game, big time shot by the junior, hits the second, five points, 71-66 Razorbacks, timeout Arkansas.
4:52 p.m. — Stephen F. gets the bucket on the follow, 23.0 to play and Arkansas up by three. Timeout Lumberjacks to set up the defense.
4:51 p.m. — Listen to that crowd get loud for Arkansas on defense. Rotnei Clarke gets the steal and Stef Welsh fouled, hits one of two, 69-64 Arkansas.
4:50 p.m. — Mike Washington with the floater, 68-64 Razorbacks, one minute to play
4:48 p.m. — Arkansas defense gets a stop, Mike Washington hauls in the loose ball, 1:27 left, Razorbacks with a chance to extend the lead.
4:48 p.m. — Two point game, two minutes to play, 66-64 Arkansas
4:47 p.m. — Three pointer by Stephen F. and a miss by the Razorbacks, but Mike Washington gets the steal, he has clearly been the best player on the court today.
4:46 p.m. — Mike Washington now draws a foul, hits both free throws, 66-61 Arkansas
4:45 p.m. — Stephen F. makes the most of the trip gets a basket, foul on Washington, his fourth and the put back on a missed free throw, 64-61 with three to play.
4:44 p.m. — Final media timeout is now over, Razorbacks up by seven, Stephen F. Austin ball on the inbound
4:40 p.m. — Multiple fouls on this trip down the floor has allowed Stephen F. to come back to seven, now a turnover, but a great play by Nobles underneath gets the player control foul on the Lumberjacks, 64-57 Arkansas, 3:56 to play
4:38 p.m. — Welsh hits his third straight shot, this one a tough job under the basket, Razorbacks still up by 11
4:36 p.m. — Its raining threes at Bud Walton, Welsh hits his second in as many trips down the floor! Arkansas 62-51 with under six to play.
4:34 p.m. — Stef Welsh buries the open three, so much for the Lumberjack full court press, 59-51 Razorbacks, 7:02 to play, Arkansas calls a timeout.
4:32 p.m. — Great crowd today at Bud Walton, 8,859 estimated attendance, but more importantly, they are loud and into this game, thank you fans.
4:30 p.m. — Old fashioned three-point play for the Lumberjacks, but Marcus Britt returns with a layup for the Hogs, 56-51 with 7:20 to go.
4:28 p.m. — Mike Washington with an uncontested dunk, 54-48 Razorbacks, Washington is over the 20-point mark for the third time this season and second consecutive game. He also has 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the year.
4:28 p.m. — Marcus Britt with a big three from the corner and Arkansas gets the rebound on the other end with a chance to build on its lead.
4:27 p.m. — All 5-3 Eric Bell at the line for a one and one, hits the first and the second, 49-48, Arkansas. 9:25 to play
4:25 p.m. — One point game on a free throw by Stephen F. Austin, 47-46.
4:21 p.m. — Lumberjacks within two, Razorback ball and a media timeout with 10:48 to play
4:19 p.m. — Three pointer by the Lumberjacks cut into the lead, 47-43 Hogs, 12 minutes to go
4:18 p.m. — Razorbacks are 9-11 from the charity stripe today.
4:17 p.m. — Great pass on the interior by Mike Washington to Marcus Britt who draws the foul, he hits one and then two to make it a 47-40 game with 13:00 to play.
4:16 p.m. — Another good defensive effort and a sprawling Mike Washington gets the ball back for the Razorbacks, Jemal Farmer draws the foul on the other end and after two free throws, Arkansas has its biggest lead of the game, 45-40.
4:14 p.m. — Stef Welsh gets a bucket, make it a three-point Razorback lead, 43-40
4:12 p.m. — Charge on the Lumberjacks and a quick timeout as Arkansas holds a 41-40 lead with 14:40 to play. Marshawn Powell with five straight points for the Hogs and Arkansas has the ball once more.
4:11 p.m. — Razorbacks are off and running, solid defense leads to easy transition baskets. Here comes that signature Bud Walton Arena Crowd!
4:08 p.m. — Massive dunk by Marshawn Powell on a missed three, Arkansas back to within two after a 5-0 Lumberjack run. 40-38 Stephen F. Austin
4:05 p.m. — Julysses Nobles draws a foul going to the basket and hits one of two to give the Hogs a 36-35 lead. First lead since 9:41 in the first.
4:04 p.m. — Arkansas holds on defense and Clarke hits driving layup to tie the score at 33
4:01 p.m. — Clarke opens second half with a three pointer
3:56 p.m. — Halftime festivities included the introduction of the Razorback football team with the Liberty Bowl Trophy that they will play for on Jan. 2. Announcement was made that the Razorbacks have sold out of their allotment of 25,500 tickets for the game.
3:55 p.m. — Boss Hog hits a three, crowd goes wild
3:53 p.m. — Mike Washington has 17 at the break, Walt Harris has 15 for the Lumberjacks
3:44 p.m. — Stephen F. setting up for the last shot, miss, Razorbacks travel moving it up the court, 33-28 at the half, Stephen F. Austin
3:42 p.m. — Rotnei Clarke hits a three, 20th straight game with a trey
3:40 p.m. — Statistically, the game is dead even except for Stephen F. Austin has made two more shots. Same number of rebounds, assists and fouls
3:39 p.m. — Razorbacks cut lead to three on a Marshawn Powell inside jumper, Arkansas continues to play solid defense, need to hit more shots.
3:36 p.m. — Air ball and shot clock violation by Stephen F. followed by Mike Washington’s second three-pointer of the game!
3:34 p.m. — Powell dunk gets Arkansas close, but a turnover on the next posession leads to an easy basket, 23-18 Lumberjacks.
3:30 p.m. — Stephen F. Austin on 5-0 run over 2:12 to take a three-point lead 19-16 at 7:23 in the half, TIMEOUT – Media
3:27 p.m. — 9:39 in first half, Lumberjacks take lead for the first time, 17-16
3:26 p.m. — Arkansas plays tough defense but Stephen F. draws the foul, hits one of two
3:25 p.m. — Off the inbound, Jemal Farmer draws a foul going to the basket, two shots, good and good. 16-14 Razorbacks
3:21 p.m. — Lumberjacks tie the game at 14, crowd starting to cheer, media timeout.
3:19 p.m. — Clarke is in and Washington is back, Washington with a three! 14-10 Arkansas
3:15 p.m. — 14:33 to play in the first half, Arkansas 8, Stephen F. Austin 7, media time out
3:14 p.m. — Delvon Johnson with a blocked shot and Rotnei Clarke is about to check in at the scorer’s table.
3:13 p.m. — Lumberjacks keeping it close, 8-5 Razorbacks at 15:55
3:10 p.m. — Mike Washington dominating early, six points, five rebounds in just 2:49. SFA timeout!!
3:08 p.m. — Marcus Britt with the first basketbal of the game and Mike Washington gets a defensive board and jumper on the far end, 4-0 Razorbacks.
3:07 p.m. — Mike Washington wins the tip for the Razorbacks.
3:04 p.m. — Michael Sanchez is in street clothes, but Rotnei Clarke is dressed out but not getting the start. We’ll see how many minutes he can go.
3:03 p.m. — And once again the Razorback student section commented on Stephen F. Austin head coach Danny Kasper’s hair. They said it was nice . . .
3:02 p.m. — The Razorbacks are on the floor, Stephen F. Austin just got on the court, 17 seconds to the horn
2:54 p.m. — National Anthem by the Razorback Band
2:52 p.m. — Stephen F. Austin Starters-Eric Bell, Walt Harris, Eddie Williams, Jordan Glynn and Jereal Scott
2:50 p.m. — Arkansas Staters Mike Washington, Jemal Farmer, Marcus Britt, Julysses Nobles and Marshawn Powell
2:47 p.m. — Teams are on the court and we are less than 20 minutes to tip.
2:10 p.m. — SFA heads off for the locker room, quick look to the other end of the floor shows Rotnei Clark in his uni and warming up. He does have a sleeve on his left knee.
2:08 p.m. — Both teams are on the floor with warm-ups, the Lumberjacks in their road purple. Razorbacks in their regular home whites.
2:02 p.m. — Don’t forget, we are 3 p.m. today for SFA. All your printed items have 7 p.m., but this game was picked up for TV after those items went to the printer.
2:00 p.m. — Good afternoon from Bud Walton Arena — tag team work today on the blog. Phil Pierce and Scott Fendley will contribute along with your regular correspondent, Bill Smith.