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No. 10 Arkansas 81, Drake 76

November 18, 1995

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Christy Smith scored 23 points to lead No. 10 Arkansas to an 81-76 victory over Drake in a second-round game of the women’s Preseason NIT Friday night.

The Lady Razorbacks went up by 11 on Kelly Johnson’s jumper with 11:25 to play, but Kiersten Miller’s 15-footer moved the lead back to single figures. Smith’s running 7-footer made it 64-53 with 8:55 left, but Drake began whittling the lead down after that and twice grabbed 1-point leads.

Drake went ahead on Miller’s driving layup with 2:16 left, but Shaka Massey responded for Arkansas with a layup. Nicole McBean put Drake back up with a 7-footer and Tennille Adams’ layup gave Arkansas the lead for good with 51 seconds left.

Smith hit a running 4-footer and Taqueta Roberson added two free throws.

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