Arkansas hands Missouri St. 1st loss, 66-62 in OTDec 23, 2009 - 3:36 AM FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.(AP) -- Rotnei Clarke drained a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in overtime and then hit two free throws to seal Arkansas' 66-62 victory over previously undefeated Missouri State on Tuesday night.
The Razorbacks (7-5) have now won five straight after losing consecutive games to Morgan State, East Tennessee State, South Alabama and Oklahoma.
Kyle Weems scored 24 points to lead the Bears (10-1), who were off to their best start since opening the 1996-97 season 10-0.
Clarke, who finished with a team-high 19 points, gave Arkansas a 59-57 lead on a 12-foot jumper with 4.7 seconds left in regulation. But Missouri State forced overtime when Justin Fuehrmeyer caught the inbounds pass near midcourt, took a few dribbles and found Caleb Patterson alone under the basket for a layup at the buzzer.
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FINAL IN 1ST OT 1ST 2ND 1OT TOTAL
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MISSOURI STATE 27 32 3 62
ARKANSAS 29 30 7 62 FINAL IN 1ST OT
HIGH SCORERS: MISSOURI STATE - KYLE WEEMS 24, JERMAINE MALLETT 11, WILL
ARKANSAS - ROTNEI CLARKE 19, MARSHAWN POWELL 17,
MICHAEL WASHINGTON 7
Dec 22 10:12 PM
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MISSOURI ST 59
ARKANSAS 59 END OF 2ND HALF GOING INTO OVERTIME
Dec 22 9:57 PM
- NCAA BB
MISSOURI ST 27
ARKANSAS 29 HALFTIME
Dec 22 8:56 PM
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