Arkansas 72, Stephen F. Austin 69 (Blog)

Rotnei Clarke returned, but Mike Washington was the story of the game as Arkansas held off Stephen F. Austin for a three-point win Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas 72, Stephen F. Austin 69 (Final)

Clarke hit 1 of 2 free throws with 11.1 seconds left to give Arkansas a three-point lead and Mark Gomillia missed a shot as time expired for the Arkansas win.

Washington finished with a season-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Welsh scored all 13 of his points after halftime and Marcus Britt scored a season-high 11 points.

Walt Harris scored a team-high 22 points for the Lumberjacks before a strained back took him out early in the second half.

It's the first time this season the Hogs have overcome a halftime deficit to win.

Arkansas 64, Stephen F. Austin 57 (3:38 second half)

The Hogs have hit 13 of 19 shots in this half.

Turnovers have been Arkansas' biggest problem, committing nine on the afternoon. The Razorbacks have struggled to put teams away in the final three minutes. Here is another chance.

Arkansas 56, Stephen F. Austin 51 (7:18 second half)

Marcus Britt is playing well for the Razorbacks in the second half. His 3-pointer and lay-up in two of three possessions has helped stave off the Lumberjacks. He has nine points and four assists tonight.

Arkansas 47, Stephen F. Austin 45 (10:48 second half)

Arkansas used an 11-0 run to build a 47-40 lead. The stretch was full of hustle plays on the part of the Razorbacks. It included Powell's great putback jam, a block on the other end following the free throw and another Powell dunk because of a good job running the court.

It appears inside is where it will have to be if the Hogs are to make improvements this season. Washington and Powell have been tough to handle in the last two games. Tonight they have combined to score 28 points and grab 14 rebounds.

Walt Harris has been the key to the Lumberjacks' success. He has 22 points.

Stephen F. Austin 40, Arkansas 38 (15:16 second half)

Marshawn Powell's thunderous stickback has brought us to this media timeout. He'll have a free throw upcoming.

The Hogs briefly took the lead out of the gate in the second half on a Julysses Nobles free throw with 17:13 remaining.

Clarke scored the half's first five points to tie the game at 33-33. Washington has added another dunk and has 19 points and nine rebounds.

Stephen F. Austin 33, Arkansas 28 (Halftime)

The Lumberjacks took the lead with 9:41 to go in the first half and never relinquished it, leading by five at halftime.

Mike Washington has 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Razorbacks. Rotnei Clarke didn't hit his first shot until the 1:54 mark of the half on a 3-pointer.

Walt Harris leads Stephen F. Austin with 15 points.

Arkansas has hit just 11 of 32 shots on the afternoon. The Lumberjacks are shooting just under 50 percent (14 of 29).

Stephen F. Austin 19, Arkansas 16 (7:23 first half)

Arkansas hasn't hit a shot since the 12:58 mark and the Lumberjacks have gone on a 9-2 run over that span.

Washington has 12 points and seven rebounds for the Razorbacks. Arkansas started off shooting well but is just 6 of 23 from the floor right now.

Arkansas 8, Stephen F. Austin 7 (14:33 first half)

Mike Washington got off to a fantastic start for the Razorbacks with six points, five rebounds and a steal before taking a seat shortly before the 16-minute mark. The Razorbacks were leading 8-3 at the time. It appears John Pelphrey will substitute him in correlation with the media timeouts to get some added rest.

Rotnei Clarke will enter the game after the next media timeout.

Pregame

Rotnei Clarke is back for Arkansas today after missing the last game with tendonitis in his left knee. He is wearing a brace today, but will not start. Marcus Britt will start in his place.

There is a better crowd today than in recent games, however not large by any standards.

The Razorback football team will be recognized at halftime and "officially" invited to the Liberty Bowl.

Arkansas' official football visitors are expected to take the game in as well.

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