Then it gave a really, really big one to the visitors near the end of the game.
Terrence Henry's old-fashioned 3-point play with 8.2 seconds lifted Ole Miss – who was down 15 at one point in the second half – to a 77-75 win over the Razorbacks before 10,175 fans at Bud Walton Arena.
"This was a tough one to swallow," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. "I told our guys I take the blame for this one here. I take the blame for all the losses and I will continue to do that. And I say that because we are in position that it's a 1-point game and all we have got to do is get one stop and we end up giving them an and-one."
"They came out in a man and I thought we got what we wanted," Anderson said. "We wanted him with the ball and to get a ball screen and he did a good maneuvering. We even had a guy rolling to the hole that was open but with the time running down he wanted to get a shot off. He is either going to foul you or you get to the basket and he got to the basket. It just didn't fall."
Young fell to the floor in tears after what was the sixth loss in eight games for the Razorbacks (18-12, 6-9) and one that dropped them into ninth in the 12-team league standings.
"He's hurt," Anderson said. "All of our guys are hurt. He wanted to win this game not only for our season but for those senior. Those seniors started off the season with a win and they wanted to end it winning at Bud Walton Arena. So they are hurt. They put their hear into that game."
Mardracus Wade buried four 3-pointers while scoring all 14 of his points in the second half.
Julysess Nobles chipped in 13 on Senior Night as Arkansas lost its third straight home game after going 17-0 at Bud Walton Arena to start the season.
Rashad Madden and Brandon Mitchell added 8 points each and Hunter Mickelson 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks while playing just 10 foul-plagued minutes for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas came into the game off its first road win of the season, a 77-71 victory at Auburn.
Ole Miss guard Jarvis Summers added 17 points and junior forwards Murphy Holloway (16 points, 16 rebounds) and Reggie Buckner (8 points, 15 rebounds) dominated the boards for the Rebels.
Hollway and Buckner combined for 51 points and 56 rebounds in two wins over the Razorbacks this season.
It was the third time in four years that Ole Miss (17-12, 7-8) and head coach Andy Kennedy had spoiled Senior Night for Arkansas.
It was also his fourth straight win at Bud Walton Arena and the Rebels have now won eight of the last nine games in the series and 21 of 29.
"It's odd," Kenndy said. "In this environment, I've got a lot of respect for Arkansas basketball and the passion that this place has. It's really, for me, i can't explain it. I just think that when we come in we've had some success because our kids have been aggressive. If you're not aggressive on the road you have no chance. After we were knocked on our heels in the first half I thought in the second half we took the approach that you have to win here or win anywhere on the road."
His team was down 35-26 at halftime, but went on an 11-2 run to open the second half.
"Well what a game," Kennedy said. "I'm not sure I've been a part of one of those. Most definitely not this year and I can't remember one that had such huge swings in momentum. We started off the game strong. We went through our typical seven, eight-minute lull where we can't score. We shoot an abysmal 26, 27 percent in the first half. I told our team at the half we're fortunate we're still within striking distance. We came out in the second half and I thought really attacked."
But Arkansas went on a spree of its own – this one an 18-3 one that started with the game tied 37-37.
The lead grew to 55-40 on Wade's 3-pointer with 13:36 left.
That came during an 18-3 run by Arkansas that started with the game tied 37-37.
That run included a massive slam by Mitchell over Henry as the Razorback quarterback and Wade were combining for their team's first 20 points after halftime after going into intermission both scoreless.
Ole Miss cut it's deficit to 62-60 with 7:43 left, but Arkansas seemingly righted itself and went up 68-60 with 5:32 left on a lay-up by Rickey Scott.
Henry's bucket and Hollway's tip-in of Henry's missed free throw gave Ole Miss a four-point trip down court and a 74-73 lead with 32 seconds left.
Young's free throws gave Arkansas the lead back, but Henry was off to the races on the in bound to set up the last-second theatrics.
"I want to tell you something: BJ Young is an incredible player," Kennedy said. "He's one of the marquee freshmen in this country. There's a lot of publicity and rightfully so that goes to that outstanding freshmen class at Kentucky, but I think BJ Young is right there. He's incredible. He's just got the ability to knife through traffic. Just like he did on the final play. We double him off the ball screen, just trying to get the ball out of his hands. He splits it. He gets all the way to the rim and again, from my angle, I can't tell what happened other than just the ball coming off.
"But the kid is a terrific player," Kennedy added. "He plays with great tempo. Great heart. I thought he was very, very good for them tonight."
Arkansas struggled out of the gate shooting, but righted itself after falling down 7-2 and 14-8.
The Razorbacks went on an 18-4 spree – fueled by scoring from six different players – and eventually took a 35-23 lead.
"I thought we were flat early on and that's going to happen on Senior Nights when you got emotion running that's going to take place," Anderson said. "But i thought throughout the game they fought extremely hard and made some great plays defensively and offensively but when we needed it the most we couldn't make the plays."
Arkansas will play its regular season finale at Mississippi State on Saturday.