Scores

Final

Auburn 64

(14-15, 4-12 SEC)

Arkansas 77

(20-10, 9-7 SEC)

    6:00 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    AUB 26 3864
    ARK 45 3277

    Top Performers

    Auburn: F. Tolbert 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

    Arkansas: P. Beverley 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Arkansas 77, Auburn 64

    Associated Press

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Patrick Beverley scored 27 points, upstaging his six senior teammates a bit in Arkansas' 77-64 win over Auburn on Saturday night.

    Beverley, a sophomore, went 9-of-11 from the field and made all six of his 3-point attempts in the Razorbacks' home finale. Arkansas (20-10, 9-7 Southeastern Conference) led by 19 at halftime, and after the Tigers cut the margin to 10, Beverley made a big 3-pointer with under six minutes remaining in the game.

    Before the opening tip, Arkansas honored its six seniors, all of whom play regularly. Coach John Pelphrey started five of them, meaning Beverley was a reserve for only the second time this season.

    Beverley didn't seem bothered. He scored 14 points in the first half without missing a shot.

    Pelphrey earned his 100th career victory. He is in his first season at Arkansas after five at South Alabama. Pelphrey's 20 wins are the most by a first-year Arkansas coach.

    Auburn (14-15, 4-12) finished last in the SEC West and will play No. 16 Vanderbilt in the first round of the conference tournament Thursday. Arkansas has a bye and faces the winner of that game Friday.

    Senior Darian Townes had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Razorbacks, and his classmates had their share of highlights too.

    Senior Sonny Weems began the game with an alley-oop pass to senior center Steven Hill for a 2-0 lead. Senior Vincent Hunter, a 6-foot-10 forward not known for his dribbling ability, went right by his man for a dunk along the baseline in the second half.

    The Razorbacks' struggles on the road have them on the NCAA tournament bubble, but they've gone 56-8 at home over the last four seasons, including 15-1 in 2007-08.

    Arkansas went 30-of-58 from 3-point range in its final three home games this season, including 10-of-19 Saturday.

    Arkansas finished the first half ahead 45-26 after shooting 8-of-14 from 3-point range. Townes had eight points and 11 rebounds at halftime.

    Auburn's Frank Tolbert finished the game with 17 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AUB
    ARK
    Points 64 77
    FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 30-57 (.526)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 7-15 (.467)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 22

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Arkansas leads 15-1
    Jan 10, 2008 ARK 76, @AUB 70Recap
    » Mar 8, 2008 @ARK 77, AUB 64Recap