UA leaves Kentucky blue again

Posted: February 28, 2014 at 3:02 a.m.

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. Arkansas won 71-67 in overtime. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Arkansas cast off a 20-year drought at Rupp Arena, pulled off a sweep of Kentucky and gave its postseason chances a shot in the arm with a 71-67 victory in overtime Thursday night.

Game Sketch

RECORDS Arkansas 19-9, 8-7 SEC; Kentucky 21-7, 11-4

STARS Arkansas’ Michael Qualls had 14 points, which included making 2 of 4 from three-point range, while Arkansas’ Ky Madden and Coty Clarke combined for 23 points and went 14 of 14 from the free-throw line. Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Julius Randle had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

TURNING POINT Arkansas never trailed in overtime after Coty Clarke made a three-pointer at the 3:27 mark to give the Hogs a 63-60 lead.

KEY STAT Arkansas was 16 of 16 from the free-throw line, including 6 of 6 in overtime by Coty Clarke and Kikko Haydar.

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