Hideous and long, but a win: Hogs back from the dead against Texas A&M

Wade Taylor’s career night ended Arkansas’ season.


Tramon Mark saved the day.

Seconds after Wade Taylor  buried a 3-pointer while falling with 7.6 seconds left to give the Aggies their first lead of the night, 77-76, Mark responded with a fadeaway in the lane give Arkansas a 78-77 win.

It capped an otherwise hideous night inside Bud Walton Arena in which eight official reviews took place. Officials called 50 fouls. Arkansas needed nearly 10 minutes to make their first field goal of the second half. Texas A&M shot 32%. An 8 p.m. tip ended at 10:43 p.m.

Mark was the whole reason Arkansas won. He scored 35 points on 8 of 15 shooting and a 17-of-22 mark from the free-throw line.

Arkansas needed every bit of it as the Aggies, one of the best rebounding teams in the nation, almost had as many offensive boards as the Hogs had total. A&M turned those second-chances into 25 points to stick around despite that 32%.

Taylor was the only Aggies player who could get going. He scored a career-high 41 points, including a 3-pointer with about 1:30 left that pulled Texas A&M back within three points. About 40 seconds later, he tied the game at the rim to cap an 11-1 run.

The Razorbacks are back at home Saturday against South Carolina. Arkansas owns a three-game winning streak against the Gamecocks.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire