Basketball Bulldogs Fall At Arkansas, 67-62.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Mississippi State surrendered an 11-point lead in the second half, falling to Arkansas 67-62 in a Southeastern Conference men's basketball game played Thursday night in Bud Walton Arena.

After starting league play three straight wins, the Bulldogs dropped their second straight league decision. MSU is now 15-5 and 3-2 league play, while Arkansas improved to 9-11 and 2-3.

For a third straight contest, the Bulldogs were miserable from 3-point range. Prior to that stretch, the Bulldogs were averaging nine made 3's per contest. On Thursday night, the Bulldogs were 5-of-26 from long distance, after only converting on 2-of-18 in Saturday's loss at Alabama.

Still, the Bulldogs scored the game's first four points and held a sizable lead for most of the contest. Arkansas had a nine-minute stretch in the first half without a made field goal. MSU led by as many as 12 and carried a 29-21 lead into the intermission.

Behind a monster night from Courtney Fortson, the Razorbacks rallied. Fortson poured in 36 points as UA slowly rallied. The Razorbacks did not enjoy their first lead until inside the three minute mark of the game's final half.

Ravern Johnson led MSU with 19 points, while Barry Stewart added 11 points. Kodi Augustus had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jarvis Varnado added a team-high 14 rebounds.


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