For the third straight game, David Patrick’s Arkansas got down big in the first half. However, the Razorbacks showed great resolve in the second half to pull out a 75-73 victory over Auburn Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena.
Desi Sills, who scored a career-high 23 in the first meeting with Auburn this year, pumped in 22, including 14 in the second half. Jalen Tate scored 14 while Jaylin Williams and Justin Smith each scored 10.
Arkansas was down 19 (37-18) with just over four minutes left in the first half. Vance Jackson Jr. and Tate made a pair of 3-pointers and they trimmed their deficit to 12 at the break.
With the win, Arkansas snapped a 42-game losing streak when trailing by 12-plus points at halftime dating back to a 72-69 win at Georgia on February 3rd, 2010.