Teddy Gipson's steal for a layup and three-point play with 4:17 left gave Arkansas the lead for good, and the Hogs held on despite shaky foul shooting down the stretch for a 62-60 victory before 17,238 at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
Gipson led the Hogs with 14 points. Jannero Pargo added 12.
The Hogs played the last seven minutes with their four senior guards (Pargo, Gipson, Brandon Dean and T. J. Cleveland) on the floor at the same time after earlier combinations collapsed on defense.
Dean missed the front end of two one-and-one situations inside the final minute to leave the door open for Auburn. Neither team scored in the final 1:30 after Cleveland hit the front end of a one-and-one to set the final score at 62-60. Auburn shot an air ball at the buzzer after Pargo was called for walking after taking a defensive rebound with 1.5 seconds left.
Auburn dominated the boards, 42-22, and held a 38-13 edge in rebounds with four minutes to play. There were times that Arkansas went with four guards ... the four seniors and 6-5 freshman J. J. Sullinger. Brandon Robinson led Auburn with 14 rebounds, 11 on the defensive end.
Arkansas is 12-9, 4-5 in the league. Auburn, which has beaten only league leader Alabama, is 9-11 and 1-8, including two losses to Arkansas.
Arkansas 62, Auburn 60 (final)
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