Scores

Final

Alabama 79

(18-9, 7-6 SEC)

Arkansas 68

(17-11, 5-8 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    ALA 45 3479
    ARK 41 2768

    Top Performers

    Alabama: R. Cooper 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Arkansas: B. Young 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Alabama 79, Arkansas 68

    Associated Press

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Rodney Cooper scored 17 points Thursday night as depleted Alabama held on for a 79-68 win at Arkansas.

    The win is the second straight for the Crimson Tide, which played without leading scorers JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell for the fourth straight game due to suspensions.

    Alabama (18-9, 7-6 Southeastern Conference) trailed 39-35 late in the first half before going on a 19-2 run to go up 54-41. It then was able to fight off a late run by the Razorbacks.

    Andrew Steele scored 15 points for the Crimson Tide, while Nick Jacobs and Trevor Releford had 14 each.

    The loss for the Razorbacks (17-11, 5-8) is their second straight at home after opening the season 17-0 in Bud Walton Arena. BJ Young led Arkansas with 21 points and five assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALA
    ARK
    Points 79 68
    FG Made-Attempted 27-49 (.551) 22-45 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 12

    2011-12 Season

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