Ain’t done yet: Arkansas beats A&M in regular-season finale, setting up SEC Tournament game vs Mizzou

Don’t count out Arkansas just yet for the NCAA Tournament.

Coach Mike Neighbors and the Razorbacks snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Texas A&M in the regular-season finale Sunday, 78-65. A loss in the game would have almost certainly eliminated Arkansas from the Big Dance discussion, barring a deep run in the SEC Tournament.

Instead, Arkansas gets another shot. As of Friday, the Razorbacks were on the Last Four Out part of the bubble in Charlie Creme’s Bracketology for ESPN. On Thursday, Arkansas will play, as the 8-seed in the conference tournament, against ninth-seeded Missouri, which is in the Next Four Out slotting.

The Razorbacks took control early against A&M, which finished the regular season as the last-place team in the conference. A 20-10 doubling up of the Aggies after one quarter created the necessary breathing room.

Samara Spencer led three Arkansas players in double figures, scoring 19 points. Makayla Daniels and Erynn Barnum added 12 apiece.

Texas A&M will open its SEC Tournament on Wednesday against 11-seed Auburn. Arkansas’ tip time on Thursday is to-be-determined, though the tournament schedule shows the 8-seed/9-seed game as being the first of the day.

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Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire