Lacey, Randolph lift Alabama over Arkansas 59-56

Lacey, Randolph lift Alabama over Arkansas 59-56
January 31, 2013, 11:29 pm
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Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson yells to his team during their NCAA college basketball game against Alabama, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter)

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Trevor Lacey and Levi Randolph hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds and Alabama held on for a 59-56 victory over Arkansas on Thursday night.

Lacey scored 14 points for the Crimson Tide (13-7, 5-2 Southeastern Conference), which held on for a fifth win in six games after losing 54-53 at Tennessee when he couldn't get off a final shot.

BJ Young hit a layup with 5 seconds left and then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Arkansas (12-8, 3-4) after Randolph made two free throws.

Young, who led Arkansas with 14 points, managed to get a shot off with a behind-the-back dribble but overshot the rim.

Lacey had six rebounds but also committed seven of Alabama's season-high 21 turnovers. Trevor Releford added 12 points and Nick Jacobs had 10 for Alabama.

Marshawn Powell had 11 points for the Razorbacks before fouling out.