FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Delvon Johnson scored 17 points, 11 in
the second half, to lead Arkansas to a 68-65 win over Tennessee on
The Razorbacks led by one at halftime and as many as 13 in the
second half before holding on late to win their Southeastern
Conference opener. Rotnei Clarke added 15 points and Marshawn
Powell 14 for Arkansas (11-3).
The game was Tennessee's first without coach Bruce Pearl, who is
suspended for the first eight conference games for misleading NCAA
investigators during an ongoing probe into recruiting. The
Volunteers (10-5, 0-1) rallied late to cut Arkansas' lead to as
little as two in the closing minutes, but Tobias Harris misfired on
an attempted game-tying 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded.
Harris led Tennessee, which was coming off a convincing win over
No. 21 Memphis on Wednesday, with 21 points.