Oxford, Miss. – Ole Miss got big performances from their top players Saturday afternoon at Tad Smith Coliseum to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 76-64. The win continues a stronghold the Rebels have over the Razorbacks having won nine of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
Arkansas erased a 13-point deficit to tie the game with 11:00 minutes remaining in the second half but could never get over the proverbial hump to take control of the game.
Ole Miss turned the tables on Arkansas forcing 20 Razorback turnovers snagging 11 steals. The Rebels also controlled the glass out-rebounding the Hogs 41-38 per early box statistical totals.
The Rebels were led by junior guard Marshall Henderson’s 16 points. Senior forward Murphy Holloway kept to his season averages scoring 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Reginald Buckner continued his strong low post play during the 2012-2013 season scoring 10 points, hauling in 10 rebounds, and blocked four Arkansas shots.
Relying on the three point shot, Arkansas attempted 19 3s only hitting five (.236 percent). B.J. Young missed five of those long-range attempts finishing 6-17 from the floor for 14 points.
Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell had another strong game scoring 16 points and hitting one of the Razorbacks three point shots.
Hunter Mickelson scored 10, pulled down 8 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots for the Hogs.
Junior guard Mardracus Wade was held scoreless for the first time this season only playing 14 minutes for Arkansas.
Arkansas drops their season win-loss record to 11-6, 2-2, while Ole Miss improves to 15-2, 4-0.