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Portis, Qualls help No. 24 Arkansas beat Auburn, 101-87

 AUBURN, AL (AP) - Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Michael Qualls had 19 to lead No. 24 Arkansas to a 101-87 victory over Auburn Tuesday night for another comfortable Southeastern Conference win.

The Razorbacks (19-5, 8-3 SEC) did it with hot shooting, making 11 of 23 3-pointers and shooting 53.8 percent from the floor (35 of 65). They fell short of winning three straight SEC games by 20-plus points for the first time but weren't really threatened.

Qualls had 16 points in the first half and Portis carried much of the load from there. The SEC's top scorer had 14 points after halftime. Anthlon Bell scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers.

Rashad Madden scored 12 and Alandise Harris had 10.

KT Harrell and K.C. Ross-Miller each had 21 points to lead Auburn.

The game stretched nearly two hours and 30 minutes with a combined 54 fouls and four technicals called.

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