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No. 24 Arkansas cruises past Auburn, 101-87

1741 days ago
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Michael Qualls had 19 to lead No. 24 Arkansas to a 101-87 victory over Auburn Tuesday night for another comfortable Southeastern Conference win.

The Razorbacks (19-5, 8-3 SEC) did it with hot shooting, making 11 of 23 3-pointers and shooting 53.8 percent from the floor (35 of 65). They fell short of winning three straight SEC games by 20-plus points for the first time but weren't really threatened.

They led by 21 with just over five minutes left.

Qualls had 16 points in the first half and Portis carried much of the load from there. The SEC's top scorer had 14 points after halftime. Anthlon Bell scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers.

Rashad Madden scored 12 and had eight assists. Alandise Harris had 10 points. Portis also had eight rebounds and two blocks, making 9-of-15 shots.

KT Harrell and K.C. Ross-Miller each had 21 points to lead Auburn. Malcolm Canada scored 11 and Cinmeon Bowers had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

The game stretched nearly two hours and 30 minutes with a combined 54 fouls and four technicals called.

Arkansas had two players foul out, but it didn't matter against a thinner Auburn team.

The Razorbacks scored 100 points for the first time in an SEC game this season and third overall. They had won the past two games while allowing a combined 96 points but this one turned into a shootout with help from a bundle of foul shots.

Arkansas made 20 of 25 free throws, or 80 percent. Auburn went to the line 40 times and made 31 (77.5 percent).