Arkansas 45, No. 25 Kentucky 43
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Shannon Jones made three free throws in the final 36 seconds as Arkansas upset No. 25 Kentucky 45-43 Saturday in the Southeastern Conference.
Arkansas’ defense played a big role, holding Kentucky scoreless in the first eight minutes of the second half and again in the final 4:23.
Kentucky (13-4, 3-2) held a 29-17 lead at the half, but missed its first 12 shots after intermission.
Jones sparked Arkansas’ rally, hitting a layup with three minutes left to cut Kentucky’s lead to 43-42.
With 36 seconds remaining, Jones was fouled and hit two free throws for a 44-43 Arkansas lead. Jones was fouled again with six seconds left, and made one foul shot for the final margin.
Yolanda Dickson led Arkansas (7-8, 2-3) with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Stacey Reed scored 12 points for Kentucky.