Arkansas' encore stuns Ole Miss

Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell, on right battling Mississippi’s Murphy Holloway for a rebound, scores 19 and blocks two shots in the late going as the Razorbacks beat the No. 18 Rebels.

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Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell, on right battling Mississippi’s Murphy Holloway for a rebound, scores 19 and blocks two shots in the late going as the Razorbacks beat the No. 18 Rebels.

OXFORD, Miss. — Mike Washington had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Marshawn Powell added 19 points and two key blocks in the final 1½ minutes to rally Arkansas to its second straight come-from-behind win, upsetting No. 18 Mississippi 80-73 Sunday night.

The Razorbacks (10-11, 3-3 SEC) earned back-to-back wins over Western Division leaders, erasing an eight-point deficit to beat the Rebels (16-5, 4-3) just days after overcoming a 12-point deficit against Mississippi State.

Arkansas ended a 15-game road losing streak in the SEC.

Washington had 12 points and eight rebounds in the final 20 minutes, and Powell blocked Murphy Holloway twice with the game on the line.

The Razorbacks ended Ole Miss' three-game winning streak.

No. 10 Purdue 66, Penn St. 46: Robbie Hummel scored nine of his 23 points during a 13-0 run right after halftime as the Boilermakers (18-3, 6-3 Big Ten) won their fourth in a row.

No. 20 Ohio St. 85, Minn. 63: William Buford scored a career-high 26 as the host Buckeyes (16-6, 6-3 Big East) won for the fifth time in six games.

Miami 82, Virginia Tech 75: The host Hurricanes (16-5, 2-5 ACC) held on after leading by 19 to snap a four-game skid.

Clemson 62, Maryland 53: Trevor Booker missed his first 12 shots, then scored nine of his 10 points down the stretch as the Tigers (16-6, 4-4 ACC) ended a three-game losing streak in beating the Terrapins (14-6, 4-2).

Virginia 75, UNC 60: Sylven Landesberg scored 29 and the visiting Cavaliers (13-6, 4-2 ACC) had an 18-0 run early in the second half. The Tar Heels (13-8, 2-4) had been 63-5 against Virginia at Chapel Hill.

Arizona 76, California 72: Nic Wise matched a career high with 30 points, and the host Wildcats tied the Golden Bears for the Pac-10 lead. Both are 6-3 at the midway point.

FSU junior leaves: Junior swingman Jordan DeMercy, who had appeared in all 21 games coming off the bench, is leaving the team and withdrawing from school for "personal reasons," coach Leonard Hamilton said. DeMercy, who was a starter in 16 games last season, was averaging 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds this season.

Women

Florida 67, Ole Miss 64: Steffi Sorensen scored 18 on six 3-pointers and the Gators (12-9, 5-3 SEC) hit 11-of-21 3s. The host Rebels hit 9-of-12 3-pointers.

INDIANA 67, No. 4 OHIO STATE 62: Jori Davis scored 19 and Danilsa Andujar had the go-ahead basket with 3:45 left for the host Hoosiers. Jantel Lavender led the Buckeyes (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) with 20 points and 15 rebounds, but she had just three points in the second half.

No. 5 Tenn. 60, S. Carolina 55: Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 17 for the visiting Vols (19-1, 7-1 SEC), who fell behind 13-0 and never led until 7:53 remained to play. Tennessee finished on an 8-1 run to beat the Gamecocks for the 38th straight time.

Auburn 67, No. 9 Georgia 53: Alli Smalley scored 22 as the host Tigers (12-10, 3-6 SEC) ended their four-game skid and dealt the Bulldogs (18-4, 5-4) their third consecutive loss.

No. 19 Texas 61, No. 14 Baylor 50: Earnesia Williams scored 13 as the host Longhorns (14-6, 3-3) jumped ahead by 21 and coasted by the Bears (15-5, 2-4) in a Big 12 matchup.

No. 15 Okla. St. 67, No. 8 Texas A&M 63: Andrea Riley scored 31 and rallied the visiting Cowboys (18-3, 6-1 Big 12) from a 14-point second-half hole to beat the Aggies (15-4, 3-3).

No. 18 LSU 78, Alabama 41: Allison Hightower scored 29, making a career-high six 3-pointers, as the visiting Tigers (15-5, 4-4 SEC) beat the Tide for the 11th straight time.

Wake Forest 64, No. 21 Va. 57: Sandra Garcia scored 21 and made three key free throws for the host Demon Deacons, who improved to 3-60 against the Cavaliers (15-6, 4-3 ACC).

K-STATE 73, NO. 22 IOWA ST. 67: Ashley Sweat scored 31 and the Wildcats ended a three-game skid, keeping the Cyclones (16-4, 4-3 Big 12) winless in Manhattan since the 2006-07 season.

Michigan 66, No. 23 Penn St. 62: Veronica Hicks and Carmen Reynolds each scored 18 for the host Wolverines. The Lions (15-6, 7-4 Big Ten) dropped their second straight after starting January with six victories.

No. 25 Ga. Tech 61, VA. Tech 47: Brigitte Ardossi led four double-figure scorers with 15 points and the Yellow Jackets (18-5, 4-3 ACC) improved to 11-0 at home.

BC 72, Miami 64: Brittanny Johnson scored 16 and the host Eagles (12-10, 3-4 ACC) turned back the Hurricanes (14-7, 2-5), who were led by Diane Barnes' 15 points.

Tulane 72, UCF 70: Roshaunda Barnes scored 25 as the Green Wave beat the host Knights (4-12, 1-6 C-USA).

Times staff writer Brian Landman contributed to this report.

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