Hogs hand Dogs third loss in row

Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tries to save the ball from going out of bounds as Arkansas' Coty Clarke looks on. Caldwell-Pope scored 15 points in the loss.



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — BJ Young hit a spinning layup in the lane with 6 seconds remaining to give Arkansas a 62-60 win over Georgia on Thursday night.

The win is the third in a row for the Razorbacks, their longest winning streak in Southeastern Conference play in three seasons.

Arkansas (17-9, 8-5) led by as many as 11 points in the second half before the Bulldogs (12-14, 6-7) rallied to take a 56-53 lead with 2:33 remaining. Young, however, hit his second game-winning shot in as many games to improve the Razorbacks to 16-1 at home.

Anthlon Bell led Arkansas with 17 points, while Mar­shawn Powell added 11.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored all 15 of his points in the second half to lead Georgia, which has now lost three in a row after a five-game winning streak. Sherrard Brantley had 10.



In Blacksburg, Va., Seth Curry scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half as (Duke 23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened a 20-point lead and sent Virginia Tech (11-15, 2-11) to its ninth consecutive loss

Rasheed Sulaimon added 17 points and Mason Plumlee had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils as they moved coach Mike Krzyzewski into sole possession of third place on the career list for victories at one school with 877.

He was tied with Adolph Rupp, of Kentucky, and is now two behind North Carolina’s Dean Smith. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim leads with 910 victories.

Erick Green, the nation’s leading scorer with a 25.3 average coming in, led the Hokies with 22 points.


In Hartford, Conn., Shabazz Napier scored 11 of his 27 points in overtime as Connecticut (18-7, 8-5 Big East) beat Cincinnati (19-8, 7-7).

Sean Kilpatrick had 13 of his 18 points after halftime and JaQuon Parker added 14 for Cincinnati, which lost for the fourth time in five games.

The score was tied at 55 before Napier hit two 3-pointers as part of a 6-2 Connecticut run to open overtime.



In Statesboro, Ga., Karl Cochran scored 16 points and Spencer Collins had a double-double to lead Wofford (12-17, 6-10 Southern Conference) past Georgia Southern (11-17, 5-10), snapping an eight-game road skid.

Collins finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Eric Ferguson led Georgia Southern with 11 points.



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