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Wade, Young lift Arkansas past E. Kentucky 71-57

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Mardracus Wade scored 13 points and BJ Young 12 to lift Arkansas to a 71-57 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Young, the Razorbacks' leading scorer for the season, began the game on the bench one outing after scoring just six points in his first and only start of his freshman season.

The victory is the second in a stretch of three games in six days for Arkansas (7-3) at home and improves the Razorbacks to 7-0 at Bud Walton Arena this season.

Marvell Waithe added 11 points as nine players scored for Arkansas, which shot just 32 percent from the field but connected on 29 of 35 free throws.

Jaron Jones led the Colonels (7-6) with 16 points, 11 in the second half. Eastern Kentucky's four-game winning streak ended.

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