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Arkansas rallies past Missouri

BJ Young converted on a pair of three-point plays in the final minute to help Arkansas rally for a 73-71 win over Missouri on Saturday. The two foul calls were among a handful of officiating decisions that worked against Mizzou, and irked Tiger fans, players, and coaches.

Mizzou has to accept some of the blame for losing another late lead on the road. The Tigers had costly turnovers and missed free throws in the waning moments of the game that contributed to the loss.

The win is the first over the Tigers for Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson, who is in his second season at Arkansas after leaving Missouri.

The Razorbacks (16-9, 7-5 SEC) trailed 70-66 with less than a minute remaining, but Young converted on back-to-back three-point plays to put them up 72-71. He then added a free throw to secure the win.

Marshawn Powell led Arkansas with 24 points, while Young had 18 and Coty Clarke added 13 for the Razorbacks – which are now 15-1 at home this season.

Keion Bell led Missouri (18-7, 7-5) with a season-high 25 points, while Earnest Ross added 16. Phil Pressey and Laurence Bowers, the only players on Mizzou’s roster that played under Anderson in Columbia, combined to make just three field goals in 19 attempts. The duo scored just 11 points — nine of which were Pressey’s.

Jabari Brown (8 pts, 2-10 FG) had a look at a last second three point shot for the win, but it was too strong and did not touch the rim.

Missouri next plays at home on Tuesday against the 7th-ranked Florida Gators.

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