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Ole Miss upsets #23 LadyBacks in Fayetteville

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

the win.

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.


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