FAYETTEVILLE — There was not a better cure for what illed Arkansas basketball than Northwestern State.
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FAYETTEVILLE — Almost nobody saw it, anyway.
FAYETTEVILLE — Friday was the final game at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium for at least 18 different Arkansas players. Senior Day was a success for those who finished with a 28-3 win over Missouri.
Arkansas blew a 17-point lead with less than seven minutes to play in a 69-66 loss to Stanford in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
FAYETTEVILLE — The crowd’s roar was loudest for Brandon Allen.
LITTLE ROCK — The last iota of angst wiped away late in the third quarter, on-field happenings between Missouri and Arkansas took a back seat to the bowl guessing game.
FAYETTEVILLE — The Battle Line Rivalry was more like a rout.
FAYETTEVILLE — Even before Friday it would have been difficult to find takers who doubted the veracity of the statement “Alex Collins is the best Arkansas running back since Darren McFadden.”
Arkansas pulled within a possession of Georgia Tech several times in the second half Thursday, but never managed to overcome the Yellow Jackets in the semifinals of the of the NIT Season Tip-Off, falling, 83-73.
FAYETTEVILLLE — The difference in meaning of the game Friday between Arkansas and Missouri is pronounced. Actions and words around both Fayetteville and Columbia showed as much.