So close at Coleman

Hogs stay in it until last shot

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 4:18 a.m.

Alabama guard Trevor Lacey (5) takes a leaping shot during an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won 59-56. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

Arkansas had a shot at the buzzer to tie Alabama, but BJ Young’s three-pointer slipped off his fingers and went wide, and the Razorbacks remained on the wrong side of a road result yet again.


RECORDS Arkansas 12-8, 3-4 SEC; Alabama 13-7, 5-2.

STARS Alabama’s Trevor Lacey had 14 points and Trevor Releford had 12 points. Arkansas guard BJ Young scored 14 points and forward Marshawn Powell had 11.

TURNING POINT Alabama made six consecutive free throws in a span of 1:11 to turn a 52-50 deficit into a 56-52 lead.

KEY STAT Alabama won the rebounding battle 38-29 and had 16 offensive rebounds.

UP NEXT Arkansas hosts Tennessee at 3 p.m. Saturday in a game televised by ESPN.

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Sports, Pages 21 on 02/01/2013