Young, Powell lift Arkansas over Oklahoma 81-78

Young, Powell lift Arkansas over Oklahoma 81-78
December 4, 2012, 9:08 pm
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Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins (11) looks to pass as Arkansas' BJ Young, right, and Hunter Mickelson, rear center, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) BJ Young's floater in the closing minute helped Arkansas snap a three-game losing streak with an 81-78 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Marshawn Powell added a career-high 33 points to help the Razorbacks (4-3), who avoided their first four-game losing streak since closing out the 2009-10 season with six straight losses. The junior bested his previous career high of 29 points, which was set against Appalachian State in 2009.

The Sooners (6-2) rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to take a 78-77 lead in the closing minutes.

However, Young's running shot in the lane put Arkansas back ahead for good.

Romero Osby led the Sooners (6-2) with 22 points, while Amath M'Baye finished with 14 and and Steven Pledger 12. Oklahoma was 31 of 56 (55 percent) from the field.