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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-FG Rebounds
##Player FG FGA FT FTA Tot PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
40 Tony Brown* 1 3 0 0 2 5 2 0 2 0 1 3
42 Keith Peterson * 2 4 4 6 6 3 8 0 2 0 1 39
44 Scott Hastings * 2 8 8 8 8 4 12 0 2 0 0 32
20 Darrell Walker * 9 15 5 7 4 3 23 3 1 0 2 40
24 U.S. Reed* 7 14 5 6 6 3 19 6 5 1 3 40
43 Greg Skulman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
34 Mike Young 4 7 2 2 0 2 10 1 5 0 0 25
45 Carey Kelly 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 13
12 Brad Friess 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
TEAM 7
Totals 25 52 24 30 34 23 74 11 20 1 7 200

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FG% 1st Half: 15-34 .441 2nd Half: 10-18 .555 Game: .480 DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw% 1st Half: 7-8 .875 2nd Half: 17-22 .727 Game: .800 0
Louisville
Tot-FG Rebounds
##Player FG FGA FT FTA Tot PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
43 Derek Smith * 5 9 0 0 7 4 10 5 6 1 1 35
22 Rodney McCray * 4 4 3 5 5 5 11 2 1 0 3 25
33 Charles Jones * 4 4 2 4 3 3 10 0 1 4 0 31
4 Lancaster Gordon * 3 6 2 3 4 2 8 1 2 1 1 30
5 Jerry Eaves * 3 11 3 5 4 2 9 3 8 0 1 35
21 Scooter McCray 5 9 1 4 4 4 11 0 0 2 2 23
34 Roger Burkman 0 0 4 4 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 8
44 Poncho Wright 2 5 6 6 0 1 10 1 1 0 2 10
14 Greg Deuser 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
TEAM 1
Totals 26 49 21 31 29 26 73 13 20 8 10 200
FG% 1st Half: 12-18 .667 2nd Half: 14-31 .452 Game: .531 DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw% 1st Half: 9-15 .600 2nd Half: 12-15 .800 Game: .677 2

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

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Arkansas 37 37 74
Louisville 33 40 73


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