Ross went 7-of-12 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line,
including a pair of free throws that made it a two-possession
game with just under a minute left as Missouri (16-4, 4-3 SEC)
won for the third time in four games. Jabari Brown added 24
points and Jordan Clarkson collected 11 points and six assists
for the Tigers.
Rashad Madden scored 20 points and Michael Qualls added 16 off
the bench for Arkansas (13-7, 2-5). Bobby Portis contributed 16
points and seven rebounds for the Razorbacks, who fell for the
third time in four games.
Brown scored on two straight trips to give Missouri a 64-61 edge
but Madden responded by spinning through the lane and drawing
contact before converting the tying three-point play. Ross
grabbed an offensive rebound to keep the ensuing possession
alive and drained a 3-pointer from the right corner to take back
the lead for good with just over a minute to play.
The Tigers led by as much as 11 points in the first half but
Arkansas stayed in the game by getting hot from the 3-point line
and headed into the break down 36-34 when Coty Clarke buried a
3-pointer shortly before the buzzer. Ross nailed a 3-pointer and
Brown followed with two more from beyond the arc on consecutive
possessions to push the Tigers ahead 56-46 midway through the
second half before a 12-2 run knotted it at 58.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Arkansas fell to 45-6 at home under coach Mike
Anderson. … The Tigers dominated the glass 42-26, led by
Johnathan Williams III’s 12 rebounds. … Brown reached the
20-point plateau for the fifth straight game.
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