Signature victory: Razorbacks beat No. 21 South Carolina

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Posted: February 16, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas guard Jaylen Barford (0) dribbles the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Arkansas defeated South Carolina 83-76. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Desperate for a victory that will resonate with the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the Arkansas Razorbacks brought one home Wednesday night.

Game Sketch

RECORDS Arkansas 19-7, 8-5 SEC; South Carolina 20-6, 10-3

STARS Arkansas guards Jaylen Barford (23 points, 5 rebounds) and Dusty Hannahs (20 points) and center Moses Kingsley (16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocked shots). South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell (27 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists)

TURNING POINT With the shot clock about the expire, Manny Watkins made a jumper to give the Razorbacks a 79-76 lead with 29.2 seconds left.

KEY STAT Arkansas shot 53.6 percent (30 of 56) from the field.

UP NEXT Arkansas plays Ole Miss at 5 p.m. Saturday in Walton Arena.

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