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Missouri men's basketball beats Arkansas 75-71

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 8:35 p.m. CST; updated 11:27 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Earnest Ross hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the top of the key with 59 seconds remaining, and Missouri handed Arkansas just its sixth home loss in three years, 75-71.

Missouri men's basketball improves to 16-4 overall and 4-3 in Southeastern Conference play. 

Ross and Jabari Brown each scored a game-high 24 points, and Missouri was able to pull away in a game that was tied with a minute to play. 

Rashad Madden scored 20 points to lead the Razorbacks, who fell to 2-5 in league play.

Missouri led by as many as 10 in the first half and went into halftime leading 36-34. 

The Tigers held off an Arkansas team that attempted 29 3-pointers, connecting on 12 of them, despite getting just 11 points from point guard Jordan Clarkson.

Brown put Missouri ahead with a floater and then extended the lead to 64-61 with a jump shot from the elbow on the next possession. 

Madden tied the game at 64 with 1 minute, 59 seconds to play after being fouled on a layup then hitting the free throw. 

Missouri next hosts Kentucky, which lost to Arkansas dramatically in Bud Walton Arena on Jan. 14. The Wildcats come to Columbia on Saturday. 

Supervising editor is Erik Hall.


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