CINCINNATI (AP) _ Danny Fortson had 27 points and 18 rebounds Saturday as No. 4 Cincinnati rebounded from its worst loss in three years by beating Arkansas 92-57, one of the worst losses for coach Nolan Richardson.

Fortson, held to nine points in a 70-55 loss to Temple last Thursday, scored 17 as Cincinnati (12-3) opened a 17-point lead in the first half. Arkansas (9-5) never recovered, trailing by double digits the rest of the way.

It was Arkansas' first 30-point loss since a 114-82 drubbing by Pittsburgh in the 1986-87 season. It also was reminiscent of their game last season against Cincinnati, when the Bearcats went to Bud Walton Arena and took control quickly in an 82-67 victory.

Temple controlled Fortson and Cincinnati by squeezing the middle with a zone defense and daring the Bearcats' erratic guards to fire away. Fortson's streak of 43 consecutive double-digit games ended as Cincinnati never figured out how to attack the zone.

Arkansas followed a different approach, spreading its defense to cover the perimeter. That left Fortson enough room to maneuver inside, resulting in easy baskets or free throws.

Kareen Reid had 13 points for the Razorbacks who shot a season-low 33 percent.

Fortson scored 12 points _ half of them from the foul line _ as Cincinnati opened with a 27-13 spurt. Arkansas was only 5-of-15 from the field during that span.

Fortson hit two free throws and a basket in a six-point spurt that pushed the lead to 51-32 early in the second half. After Arkansas cut it to 10 points, Darnell Burton hit a 3-pointer and a layup to complete a 17-2 run that put the game away.

Fouls hurt the Razorbacks' chances of controlling Fortson. Center Lee Wilson picked up his second less than five minutes into the game, and forward Derek Hood got his fourth less than five minutes into the second half.

The Bearcats put the game away with a 25-point run that featured scores by seven different players.