Posted December 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
BJ Young had 26 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to lead Arkansas to a 79-61 win over Northwestern State on Saturday. Young added seven assists as the Razorbacks (8-4) won their fourth consecutive game. Arkansas closed the game on a 20-8 run after Northwestern State pulled within 59-53 with just more than 8 minutes remaining. The Razorbacks held the Demons, the nation's second-highest-scoring team, 25 points below their season average. Northwestern State used a 15-4 run to pull within 47-44 with 14 minutes remaining but got no closer, as Kikko Haydar's 3-pointer in transition gave the Razorbacks a 50-44 lead with 13:38 remaining. Mardracus Wade scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half as Arkansas took a 36-29 advantage into halftime. Hunter Mickelson added eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds for the Razorbacks. James Hulbin led the Demons (5-4) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
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BJ Young flirts with a triple-double as he scores 26 points, grabs 13 rebounds and dishes out 7 assists while Mardracus Wade adds a season-high 17 points and Hunter Mickelson a career-high 13 boards in Arkansas' 79-61 win over Northwestern (LA) State Saturday night before 9,476 fans at Bud Walton Arena.
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