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Sooners Snap Arkansas’ Six-Game Winning Streak

Sooners Snap Arkansas’ Six-Game Winning Streak

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma made 11-of-25 three-pointers and shot 80 percent from the free throw line in posting an 83-72 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

Oklahoma improved to 8-3 while the Razorbacks had a six-game winning streak snapped and fell to 8-2.

Arkansas had a 42-35 rebounding advantage and matched its season low with 10 turnovers, but the Razorbacks forced only eight turnovers, allowed OU to shoot 50 percent from the floor (28-56) and gave up a season high in three-point buckets.

The Sooners jumped out to a 12-4 lead, but Arkansas came back and took a 30-27 lead on a Gary Ervin layup. Oklahoma answered and led 45-39 at the half, thanks in large part to four first half three-pointers by Omar Leary.

OU stretched its lead to 53-45 in the second period, but Arkansas tied it at 58-58 on a three-pointer by Michael Washington.

The Sooners led 68-65 with 4:30 left, but Arkansas got no closer as Oklahoma closed the game making 8-of-10 free throws.

Washington led the Razorbacks with his second double-double in three games. He had a team-high 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Darian Townes made 6-of-10 shots and had 13 points and seven rebounds. Towns scored the 1,000th point of his career and is now 29th on Arkansas’ all-time list with 1,009.

Longar Longar and Austin Johnson had 17 points each for Oklahoma.

Arkansas plays host to Northwestern State on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. in a game televised by ARSN.

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