Scores

Final

Ole Miss 69

(9-9, 2-4 SEC)

(23) Arkansas 65

(15-4, 3-4 SEC)

3:00 PM ET, January 23, 2011

1 2 T
MISS 30 3969
#23ARK 32 3365

Top Performers

Ole Miss: V. McFarland 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Arkansas: S. Watkins 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Mississippi knocks off Arkansas as Razorbacks fail to tie on late chances

Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Valencia McFarland scored 21 points and hit two late free throws to seal the victory, and Mississippi upset Arkansas (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) 69-65 on Sunday.

Nikki Byrd scored to spark an 11-2 run late in the second half that gave Ole Miss a 63-56 lead. The Razorbacks pulled within 67-65 with 58.8 seconds remaining on Ashley Daniels' layup. Daniels had a chance to tie the game seconds later, but missed an open layup after a steal.

Arkansas (15-4, 3-4 SEC) had another chance to tie, but sophomore center Sarah Watkins missed a pair of free throws with 3.7 seconds left. Watkins scored 21 points for the Razorbacks, who dropped back-to-back games for the first time all season.

McFarland made two foul shots with 2.7 seconds to go to clinch the win.

Ole Miss (9-9, 2-4) rallied from an early 14-2 deficit to snap a four-game losing streak. Kayla Melson scored 17 points for the Rebels, and Courtney Marbra had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MISS
ARK
Points 69 65
FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 27-58 (.466)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 4-18 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 7-17 (.412)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 12

Game Leaders

 
MISS
ARK
PointsV. McFarland 21S. Watkins 21
ReboundsC. Marbra 11A. Daniels 7
AssistsK. Melson 5C. Ricketts 5
StealsC. Marbra 2S. Watkins 2
BlocksC. Marbra 1S. Watkins 2

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 23, 2011 MISS 69, @ARK 65Recap | Box Score
Feb 17, 2011 ARK 56, @MISS 53Recap | Box Score