FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Eric Ferguson’s three-pointer with 10 seconds remaining gave Arkansas a chance but his three at the buzzer was off the mark as No. 6 Kentucky escaped Bud Walton Arena with a 68-67 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
Arkansas trailed by seven with three minutes and left and by five with just over a minute to play. Jonathon Modica converted a three-point play with 53 seconds left to get the Razorbacks within 66-64.
Patrick Sparks, UK’s second-leading scorer who was held to five points on two-of-eight shooting, hit the biggest shot of the game, a 17-footer, with 20 seconds to go to give the Wildcats a four-point lead.
Ferguson nailed a three from the left wing 10 seconds later and Arkansas fouled Chuck Hayes with 5.5 ticks to play.