Kentucky Wildcats lose overtime stunner to Arkansas

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Coty Clarke scored seven points in overtime and upset No. 17 71-67 on Thursday night to complete a season sweep.

Six weeks after Michael Qualls beat the Wildcats with a last-second dunk in OT, Clarke lifted the Razorbacks this time with a 3-pointer and four free throws in the extra period, including two with 36.7 seconds left for a 69-64 lead.

Free throws were the difference in the game, with making all six attempts in overtime and going 16 for 16 overall. was 12 of 22 from the line.

James Young’s 3-pointer brought Kentucky (21-7, 11-4 Southeastern Conference) within two, but Arkansas’ Kikko Haydar made two more from the line with 17 seconds left for the final margin.

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