FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Arkansas Razorbacks (12-4, 2-1) erased a double-digit lead late to defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-7, 2-1) 70-65 at Bud Walton Arena. Marshawn Powell led the Hogs with 17 points.
"The number one thing today was the crowd,” said Powell. “It made me dig deeper than I ever thought I could."
The Hogs shooting woes from Wednesday's loss at LSU continued early. Bama built an early 10-point lead as the Hogs struggled from the field. A late first half 5-0 trimmed the lead to four.
After an early second-half surge by the Crimson Tide, the Hogs chipped away at the lead the rest of the game. The Razorbacks took their first lead of the game under two-minutes after a Marshawn Powell slam after Rotnei Clarke penetrated the lane. Clarke then added a runner in the lane after Alabama pushed back in front with two free throws. The Hogs would keep the lead for good following back-to-back Alabama turnovers.