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MEMORABLE GAME NO. 5

BY ANDRES FOCIL
MEMORABLE GAME NO. 5

MEMORABLE GAME NO. 5 No. 20 ARKANSAS 74, No. 12 LOUISVILLE 73 NCAA Tournament Second Round March 14, 1981, at Austin, Texas

Defending NCAA champion Louisville and Southwest Conference champion Arkansas clawed at each other for 39 minutes and 55 seconds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the scoreboard read Louisville 73, Arkansas 72 after Derek Smith’s short jumper for the Cardinals.

The Razorbacks, who had led by six points with 2:13 left, called timeout. U.S. Reed took the inbounds pass and coolly dribbled to the midcourt area near the sideline. With a second left on the clock, he launched a desperation 49-footer. The only thing desperate after the shot was the look on the faces of the Louisville players as they watched the ball hit nothing but net.

Reed shook hands with everyone on the press table after hitting a shot that will live forever in the minds of Razorback fans. He finished with 19 points. Darrell Walker had 23 and the Hogs were still alive in the NCAA Tournament.

Arkansas 74, Louisville 73 Midwest Regional * Second Round * March 14, 1981 Frank Erwin Center * Austin, Texas * Att.: 8,523

Arkansas
Tot-FGRebounds
##PlayerFGFGAFTFTATotPFTPATOBLKSMIN
40Tony Brown*130025202013
42Keith Peterson *2446638020139
44Scott Hastings *28888412020032
20Darrell Walker *915574323310240
24U.S. Reed*714566319651340
43Greg Skulman000000012004
34Mike Young47220210150025
45Carey Kelly0101130010013
12Brad Friess000000000004
TEAM7
Totals25522430342374112017200

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FG%1st Half: 15-34 .4412nd Half: 10-18 .555Game: .480DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw%1st Half: 7-8 .8752nd Half: 17-22 .727Game: .8000
Louisville
Tot-FGRebounds
##PlayerFGFGAFTFTATotPFTPATOBLKSMIN
43Derek Smith *59007410561135
22Rodney McCray *44355511210325
33Charles Jones *44243310014031
4Lancaster Gordon *3623428121130
5Jerry Eaves *31135429380135
21Scooter McCray59144411002223
34Roger Burkman004415400008
44Poncho Wright25660110110210
14Greg Deuser010000011003
TEAM1
Totals264921312926731320810200
FG%1st Half: 12-18 .6672nd Half: 14-31 .452Game: .531DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw%1st Half: 9-15 .6002nd Half: 12-15 .800Game: .6772

Officials: Dale Kelly, James Howell, Bobby Dialer Technical fouls: None Attendance: 8,523

Score by Periods1st2ndTotal
Arkansas373774
Louisville334073


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