Rashad Madden scored 18 points but missed a 3-pointer in the
final seconds before Qualls came off the weak side and leaped
for the rebound before slamming it through with two hands.
Alandise Harris added 12 points off the bench while Bobby Portis
collected 11 points and 10 rebounds for Arkansas (12-4, 1-2
SEC), which snapped a two-game slide.
James Young scored 23 points and Julius Randle recorded 20
points and 14 boards for Kentucky (12-4, 2-1). Aaron Harrison
contributed 16 points and Alex Poythress scored 12 as the
Wildcats had a four-game winning streak come to an end.
The Razorbacks took a 74-71 lead on Harris' three-point play
with 9.5 seconds left but Kentucky came back down the floor and
worked it into the corner to Andrew Harrison, who buried the
3-pointer to send it to overtime. It was Young's turn in
overtime, with the freshman guard nailing a 3-pointer to tie it
at 85 before Qualls' heroics.
The Wildcats shot 68.4 percent in the first half but went into
the break down 43-41 due to 10 turnovers and a 13-of-22 effort
at the free-throw line before the break. The Razorbacks held
onto a slim lead in the second period and were up 65-60 just
short of the midway point of the half, but endured a field-goal
drought of more than seven minutes as Kentucky grabbed a 70-67
lead with 5 1/2 minutes to play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wildcats dominated the glass 50-32 but
struggled to 26-of-40 from the free-throw line. … The teams
combined for 60 personal fouls. … Kentucky suffered its first
loss to an unranked opponent.
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