FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Valencia McFarland scored 21 points
and hit two late free throws to seal the victory, and Mississippi
upset No. 23 Arkansas 69-65 on Sunday.
Nikki Byrd scored to spark an 11-2 run late in the second half
that gave Ole Miss a 63-56 lead. The Razorbacks pulled within 67-65
with 58.8 seconds remaining on Ashley Daniels' layup. Daniels had a
chance to tie the game seconds later, but missed an open layup
after a steal.
Arkansas (15-4, 3-4 SEC) had another chance to tie, but
sophomore center Sarah Watkins missed a pair of free throws with
3.7 seconds left. Watkins scored 21 points for the Razorbacks, who
dropped back-to-back games for the first time all season.
McFarland made two foul shots with 2.7 seconds to go to clinch
Ole Miss (9-9, 2-4) rallied from an early 14-2 deficit to snap a
four-game losing streak. Kayla Melson scored 17 points for the
Rebels, and Courtney Marbra had 12 points and 11 rebounds.