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Hogs Shock Cats In Overtime...Again

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For the first time, Arkansas has swept No. 17/15 Kentucky and has won three in a row over the Wildcats with another crazy finish and overtime win, 71-67.

The Razorbacks were cool from the free throw line, with seniorCoty Clarke hitting 2-2 to send the game into overtime. Clarke then hit a deep trey for the first points in overtime.

With 36.7 seconds to go in overtime, Clarke headed back to the line and again 2-2 to give the Razorbacks a 69-64 lead. Kentucky quickly brought the ball down the court and Kentucky's James Young hit a smooth three to bring the game within two.

Head coach Mike Anderson subbed in senior captain Kikko Haydar who held on and took teh foul. Haydar headed to the line having not shot a free throw since Feb. 1 at LSU hoping to extend the lead with 17 seconds left on the game clock. Haydar hit both in a tense arena, extending Arkansas to 16-16 from the charity stripe and setting a new team record.

Arkansas' four overtime games are the most for the Razorbacks in SEC play since since 2011.

Sophomore Michael Qualls and junior Rashad Madden led the Razorbacks with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Qualls added three steals, which was a team-high and tied his previous career high from Dec. 21.

Clarke and sophomore Anthlon Bell combined for 21 points and 10 rebounds, each playing a large portion of the second half with four fouls.

A 25-17 edge in bench points played right into the Razorbacks' hands, who also held a four point edge in points off turnovers.

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