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Arkansas beats Tennessee in SEC opener

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Delvon Johnson scored 17 points, 11 in

the second half, to lead Arkansas to a 68-65 win over Tennessee on

Saturday.

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.

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