Scores

Final

Arkansas 72

(19-10, 8-7 SEC)

Ole Miss 81

(20-9, 6-9 SEC)

    9:00 PM ET, March 4, 2008

    C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    ARK 35 3772
    MISS 39 4281

    Top Performers

    Arkansas: P. Beverley 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ole Miss: D. Curtis 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl

    Mississippi 81, Arkansas 72

    Associated Press

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Dwayne Curtis had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help Mississippi beat Arkansas 81-72 on Tuesday.

    David Huertas scored 19 points, including 14 in the second half, and the Rebels (20-9, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) enhanced their chances of an NCAA Tournament berth.

    Eniel Polynice added 12 points and eight rebounds and Chris Warren put 10 points on the board for the Rebels.

    Arkansas (19-10, 8-7) never led after the opening five minutes and dropped their third game in the last four starts.

    The Rebels had an early 10-0 run, highlighted by 3-point shots by Warren and Polynice, to build an 18-11 lead and increased the advantage to 39-35 by halftime.

    Arkansas pulled within two points early in the second half, but Ole Miss put together eight consecutive points with 7:37 left to build their biggest lead at 66-51 on a 3-pointer by Huertas. Arkansas never got closer than six points again.

    The Rebels were 18-of-25 from the free throw line, including seven in the final minute to preserve the win. Ole Miss improved to 5-3 against teams in the RPI Top 50 and have recorded 20 wins in consecutive seasons.

    Arkansas was 29-of-67 from the field. The Razorbacks had only nine turnovers, but were only 5-of-19 from 3-point range and were outrebounded 37-33 to halt any comeback hopes.

    Patrick Beverley scored 19 points for the Razorbacks and Darian Townes and Gary Ervin chipped in 18 apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARK
    MISS
    Points 72 81
    FG Made-Attempted 29-67 (.433) 28-55 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 15

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Arkansas leads 6-4
    Feb 9, 2008 @ARK 75, MISS 69Recap
    » Mar 4, 2008 @MISS 81, ARK 72Recap