At first, Thurman idolized Orange

Posted: November 28, 2012 at 4:47 a.m.

Scotty Thurman helped Arkansas to an 13-2 record in NCAA Tournament games.

Scotty Thurman, who 18 years ago helped Arkansas pull off an improbable victory over Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament, grew up in Ruston, La., rooting for the Orange.

Scotty Thurman (right), in his third season as Arkansas’ director of student-athlete development, scored 27 points for the Razorbacks in the first mee...

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