Fayetteville, AK (Sports Network) - Marshawn Powell dropped a career-high 33 points as the Arkansas Razorbacks pulled ahead late and defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 81-78, at Bud Walton Arena.
Powell hit 11-of-17 shots from the floor and 7-of-8 from the free throw stripe to lead the Razorbacks (4-3) to the win. BJ Young contributed 10 points and eight assists while Mardracus Wade scored 10.
Romero Osby finished with a season-high 22 points off the bench for Oklahoma (6-2), which won three straight contests prior to tonight. Amath M'Baye added 14 points and Steven Pledger scored 12 points on 4-of-7 from behind the arc.
The home team shot 55.0 percent from the floor in the first half and led 41-38 at intermission. Oklahoma controlled the boards but struggled shooting from outside, knocking down just 1-of-8 shots from behind the arc while Arkansas made 5-of-12 3-point attempts.
Oklahoma shot 64.0 percent from the field in the second half while they kept the score close. The Sooners took their first lead with 20 seconds remaining on a Pledger 3-pointer, but Young came right back down the court seconds later and hit a runner to give Arkansas a 79-78 advantage. Osby had an opportunity to give OU the lead back, but his jumper was off the mark with eight seconds remaining, and the Razorbacks secured the rebound and held on for the victory.
Arkansas leads the all-time series, 15-12.