LANE | Arkansas Downs UK
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Michael Qualls spectacular follow slam just beat the clock to give Arkansas a stunning 87-85 overtime win over Kentucky. Qualls came from the weak-side off a missed three-point attempt and his dunk was reviewed to make sure it beat the buzzer, which it barely did. That followed a James Young three-pointer for Kentucky with ten seconds left to tie the game for the 18th time.
The end of regulation was almost as wild.
Alandise Harris gave Arkansas a 74-71 lead with 9.5 second left, scoring on a drive and getting a blocking call on Willie Cauley-Stein. Andrew Harrison then hit his only field goal of regulation, a tying three with 1.2 seconds left after a dribble hand-off on the right-wing with James Young.
Kentucky shot 48% for the game, and outrebounded the Razorbacks 50-33, but took 13 fewer shots, in part due to committing 17 turnovers to just 6 for the home team.
Young led Kentucky with 23 points. Julius Randle had 20 points and 14 rebounds. The Razorbacks were led by Qualls and Rashad Madden with 18 points apiece.
UK is now 12-4 on the season, 2-1 in the SEC. Arkansas won its first league game against two losses and is also now 12-4 overall.
The Wildcats play their next three at home beginning with Tennessee Saturday at Noon.
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