ARKANSAS 80, OLE MISS 73: Hogs snap 15-game SEC road skid

by verotik on January 31, 2010

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By Chris Talbott, AP Sports Writer

Originally published January 31, 2010 at 8:15 p.m., updated January 31, 2010 at 8:39 p.m.

OXFORD, Miss. — Mike Washington had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Marshawn Powell added 19 points and two key blocks as Arkansas snapped a 15-game Southeastern Conference road losing streak by upsetting No. 18 Mississippi 80-73 Sunday night.

The Razorbacks (10-11, 3-3) earned back-to-back wins over Southeastern Conference Western Division leaders, erasing an eight-point deficit to beat the Rebels (16-5, 4-3) just days after overcoming a 12-point deficit against Mississippi State.

Washington had 12 points and eight rebounds in the final 20 minutes and Powell had 12 points and blocked Murphy Holloway twice with the game on the line.

Holloway finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds and Chris Warren had 17 for the Rebels. Rotnei Clarke scored 18 for the Razorbacks, who snapped Ole Miss’ three-game winning streak.

Surprisingly, the Razorbacks were able to snap out of their SEC road woes without much help from Courtney Fortson, who led Arkansas to a 67-62 win over Mississippi State on Thursday with a career-high 35 points.

This time, though, Fortson spent much of the second half on the bench after drawing his fourth foul with nearly 13 minutes left in the game.

Powell and Washington stepped in for Fortson and dominated the shorthanded Rebels frontcourt.  [Read More]

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ElvisHog January 31, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I got burned with Oklahoma and Texas last year, so it will be a long time before I feel like we’ve “turned a corner”. But, at least we have more conference wins this year than all of last year. And with it being a victory over Ole Miss…that makes it just that much sweeter.

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