Arkansas 82, Auburn 79 (Final)
Courtney Fortson scored 10 of his game-high 24 points in overtime and Arkansas barely held off Auburn in overtime.
The win coupled with a Mississippi State loss to Florida has given the Razorbacks sole possession of first place in the SEC West.
We'll have much, much more a little later.
Arkansas 67, Auburn 67 (End of Regulation)
Courtney Fortson's lay-up with 14.1 seconds left gave Arkansas a 67-65 lead but Andre Malone's first points of the game came on a stickback with 1.6 seconds remaining to send this game into overtime.
Auburn 63, Arkansas 62 (2:22 second half)
Tenacious defense helped give Arkansas the lead by as many as four points on a Rotnei Clarke 3-pointer with 4:08 to play, but the Tigers have used a 5-0 run to take a one-point lead at the final media timeout.
Something to watch here at the end is Mike Washington. He has been sitting since about the 8-minute mark with an ankle injury. It doesn't look like he'll return.
Auburn 56, Arkansas 54 (7:28 second half)
Lucas Hargrove's 3-pointer gave Auburn a 54-49 lead out of the last media timeout but the Hogs have tightened it to two with a free throw upcoming out of this timeout.
Free throw shooting continues to be Arkansas' biggest problem today. The Hogs have shot lights out from the line on the road the last two games but are struggling today, hitting just 12 of 20.
Auburn 50, Arkansas 49 (10:44 second half)
Auburn countered Arkansas' run with a 7-1 stretch of its own to tie the game at 47-47.
Since Arkansas briefly took the lead on a Marshawn Powell jumper before Tay Waller hit hit his second trey of the game to give the Tigers the one-point lead they enjoy right now.
Arkansas is struggling from the free throw line in this half, hitting just 2 of 6 shots.
Courtney Fortson leads the Razorbacks with 10 points. He also has seven rebounds.
Arkansas 46, Auburn 40 (15:39 second half)
Arkansas has taken the lead thanks to an 8-0 run here in the second half and a 19-4 run over about a 12-minute span dating back to the first half.
Rotnei Clarke's 3-pointer with 16:59 remaining ignited the fans and gave Arkansas a 44-40 lead before Mike Washington's lay-up just before the latest timeout.
Auburn 38, Arkansas 36 (Halftime)
There was no post at the under 4-minute timeout because there was no scoring done for about four minutes by either team.
Arkansas closed the half strong with an 11-2 run and trails by two at halftime.
Stef Welsh leads Arkansas with eight points. Courtney Fortson has added seven points and Marcus Britt has six.
The Hogs are 12 of 27 from the floor, including 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. Auburn started hot, but missed eight of its final nine shots to end the half.
Frankie Sullivan leads the Tigers with 11 points at the break. DeWayne Reed has added eight points.
Auburn 36, Arkansas 29 (6:29 first half)
The 3-point shooting of Auburn has been the difference so far. The Tigers have 6 of 12 shots from long range and lead by seven.
Arkansas isn't shooting necessarily bad (43.5 percent) and even leads Auburn 13-10 on the boards. But the Tigers have been smoking hot, hitting 13 of 21 shots overall.
Frankie Sullivan leads the Tigers with 11 points.
Auburn 19, Arkansas 18 (11:46 first half)
There have been four lead changes since the last media timeout but the Tigers still lead by a point in a fast-paced first half.
Rotnei Clarke has five points to lead the Razorbacks, while Tay Waller's seven lead the Tigers.
Auburn 15, Arkansas 13 (13:38 first half)
First, it is as full as I've seen Bud Walton Arena in a long time. The attendance will be the highest of the season and it's loud, as evidenced by the roar following Rotnei Clarke's 3-pointer with 18:20 to play.
Neither team seems too interested in playing a whole lot of defense early on. Arkansas has hit 5 of 13 shots while the Tigers are 5 of 9, including three makes beyond the 3-point arc.
Arkansas was owned on the boards during the early portion with Delvon Johnson subbing for Mike Washington just a little more than two minutes into the game. Washington is set to check back in at the next media timeout.
Arkansas 82, Auburn 79 (Blog)
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