FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Even the Razorbacks admit they are a different team at Bud Walton Arena.
Freshman BJ Young scored 27 points to lead the Arkansas Razorbacks (17-8, 5-5) to a 76-65 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks (9-15, 1-9) Saturday. The Hogs set a new record for victories at Bud Walton Arena with 17.
Young made his minutes count in the first-half. He scored 16 points off the bench, sparking a 11-0 run to end the half with a 38-27 lead. The Razorbacks scored the first six points of the second-half to take a commanding lead. Arkansas built that lead up to 23 late in the second-half. South Carolina would not go away. The Gamecocks used a 16-0 run to cut the Razorbacks lead to 68-61 with 2:39 to play. Young then hit four-straight free throws to pull Arkansas away again.
Arkansas forced 21 turnovers, leading to 25 points. The Razorbacks' bench outscored the Gamecocks 51-23.