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Arkansas hangs on to beat Missouri 61-60

COLUMBIA, MO (arkansasrazorbacks.com) – Led by double-digit scoring from senior Alandise Harris and sophomore Bobby Portis, the University of Arkansas men's basketball team defeated Missouri 61-60 at the Mizzou Arena on Saturday.

With the win the Razorbacks improved to 15-4 overall, 4-2 in the SEC, while the Tigers fell to 7-12 overall, 1-5 in conference play.

Shooting 6-of-9 from the floor and 1-of-1 from behind the arc, Harris claimed 14 points for Arkansas. Back in the starting lineup for his second consecutive game, Harris also grabbed five rebounds. Collecting his fifth-straight double-double, Portis scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. The Little Rock, Arkansas native has now scored in the double-digits in 14 consecutive games.

Going a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe, freshman Anton Beard contributed seven points. Senior Rashad Madden also scored seven while grabbing nine rebounds and leading Arkansas in assists.

The Razorbacks and Tigers both came away with 39 rebounds apiece, but Arkansas was able to make more out of this feat, scoring 15 to Missouri's eight second chance points.

Arkansas will face another quick turnaround as it hosts Tennessee on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena 8 p.m. CT.
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