OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Dwayne Curtis scored 20 points, including
two free throws with 19 seconds left, to lift Mississippi to a
74-72 win over Arkansas on Saturday.
Mississippi (12-5, 1-2 Southeastern Athletic Conference) blew a
14-point lead with eight minutes remaining, but rallied from a
72-71 deficit in the final 30 seconds.
Arkansas (12-5, 1-2) misfired on a lob pass for the potential
game-tying basket in the final 10 seconds. The Razorbacks have
dropped 10 of their last 11 games in Oxford.
Arkansas shot 51 percent from the field, but could not overcome
Ole Miss struggled from the field, hitting 43 percent.
The Rebels led 38-30 at halftime, using a late 16-4 run and
built their biggest lead, 63-49, on a three-point shot by Brian
Smith with 8:11 left.
Arkansas answered with a 16-2 run to pull into a 65-65 tie on a
Sonny Weems layup with 4:05 left.