NCAAB Game Recap - Arkansas at Western Kentucky
Sat Dec 7, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LIU
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBU
68
UCIrv
60
F

Dec 7, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Arkansas (8-1)

28

45

6

79

Western Kentucky (7-3)

33

40

13

86

Western Kentucky hands Arkansas its first loss, 86-79 in OT
Sat Dec 7, 2019 11:02 PM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Taveion Hollingsworth scored 23 points and had a dunk in the final seconds to put the finishing touches on Western Kentucky’s 86-79 overtime win over previously unbeaten Arkansas on Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (7-3) pulled away in the extended period as Arkansas (8-1) made just 2-of-7 shots from the field in the final five minutes. The Razorbacks entered the night receiving votes in the last top 25 poll.

Arkansas was outscored 13-6 in overtime and committed four of its 16 turnovers in the extra period. The Razorbacks’ loss leaves Auburn as the last unbeaten team in the Southeastern Conference.

“You can’t play well on the road and in a building that’s full like this and turn the ball over 16 times,” Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said. “Certainly not happy about tonight.”

Hollingsworth also added nine points and six rebounds while Jared Savage (14 points), Josh Anderson (15 points), Camron Justice (12 points) and Charles Bassey (10 points) joined him in double figures��in front of 6,862 in attendance at E.A. Diddle Arena, the largest crowd of the season.

Hollingsworth credited the arena noise for helping Western Kentucky knock off the first SEC team to visit Bowling Green since Ole Miss in 2013.

The Hilltoppers are now 8-4 since the 2017-18 season against Power Five opponents.

Western Kentucky entered the game with two straight losses against No. 1 Louisville and a road defeat at Wright State on Tuesday.

“They were a really big part of how we came back in that game,” Hollingsworth said of the crowd. “Even though we’ve been through a couple of games we should’ve won, for them to all come out and support us tonight, it means a lot.”

Bassey left the game with under four minutes to play with an apparent left leg injury and the Razorbacks capitalized by building a five-point lead in a game that was otherwise separated by no more than one possession until overtime.

Desi Sills led Arkansas with 20 points and Isaiah Joe added 18 on 5-of-14 shooting from the 3-point line.

Arkansas moved into the lead in the first half on a 3-pointer from Joe at 24-23 but made just two field goals over the last six minutes of the half and trailed the Hilltoppers 33-28 at the break.

The Razorbacks came out firing in the second half by making seven consecutive shots to move into a 44-39 lead.

Neither team separated by more than one possession until the Sills’ wide open 3-pointer at the 1:39 mark to make it a 68-63 lead for Arkansas.

The Hilltoppers mounted a rally with Jared Savage’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining to force overtime.

“I thought we showed a lot of grit,” Hilltoppers coach Rick Stansbury said. “Down five late in that game after we lost Charles, you can very easily let some emotion leave your body but we didn’t do it. I thought our guys took their emotion to another level and found ways to go make plays.”

BIG PICTURE

Western Kentucky: Sophomore center Charles Bassey left the game late in the second half with a left knee injury. He was assisted off the court without putting pressure on his left leg. The Hilltoppers’ top professional prospect entered the night averaging 15.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Arkansas: The Razorbacks entered the night one of 16 undefeated teams in the nation after their best start since 1997-98. The Razorbacks handed WKU a $1.5 million check for a three-game package in men’s basketball and football. The Hilltoppers won all three contests.

UP NEXT

Arkansas: Hosts Tulsa next Saturday in Fayetteville.

Western Kentucky: Has over a week off before hosting Kentucky Wesleyan in an exhibition on Dec. 17.

Leaders

Arkansas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Cylla 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Chaney 0 0 1 6 0 3
Western Kentucky PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Gambrell 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Hollingsworth 23 0 6 9 2 0

Team Comparison

Ark W Ky
Points For 79 86
Field Goals 28/67-42% 31/67-46%
Three Pointers 9/30-30% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 14/20-70% 19/28-68%
Offensive Rebounds 10 12
Defensive Rebounds 29 32
Rebounds 41 48
Blocks 5 4
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 16 15
Personal Fouls 23 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - W Ky Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 Ark 79 @ W Ky 86 A. Bailey 7 J. Rawls 2

Game Information

Stadium: E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Attendance: 6,862
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