Portis' putback lifts Arkansas over Alabama 93-91 in OT
FAYETTEVILLE, AR (AP) - Bobby Portis' putback as time expired helped Arkansas snap a two-game losing streak and defeat Alabama 93-91 in overtime on Thursday night.
With the game tied at 91-91 following a 3-pointer by the Crimson Tide's Shannon Hale, Portis grabbed the errant shot of Ky Madden and laid it in for the dramatic victory.
Arkansas (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) had fallen out of the top 25 following back-to-back losses last week. The Razorbacks, however, improved to 62-7 at home under fourth-year coach Mike Anderson - led by a career-high 30 points from Michael Qualls.
Portis finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, none bigger than his end-of-game winner.
Justin Coleman led Alabama (12-6, 2-3), which has now lost three straight, with 22 points - all after halftime. Ricky Tarrant added 21 points and Rodney Cooper had 15 for the Crimson Tide.
(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)