FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Courtney Fortson scored a career-high 35 points, carrying Arkansas through the second half as the Razorbacks rallied for a 67-62 win over Mississippi State on Thursday night.
Fortson scored 33 of his points in the second half, repeatedly drawing fouls and converting inside despite his 5-foot-11 frame. Arkansas trailed 49-38 at one point but came back to earn a much-needed victory.
The Razorbacks (9-11, 2-3) matched their entire Southeastern Conference win total from 2008-09, and they did it just days after a 31-point loss to Kentucky last weekend.
Ravern Johnson scored 19 points for Mississippi State (15-5, 3-2), which shot only 5 of 26 from 3-point range.
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Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.