Tre’Shaun Fletcher scored 22 points, Jaelan Sanford added 21 and made a key block late to help Toledo beat Western Michigan 85-81 on Tuesday night.
Barford added 24 points for Arkansas (14-6, 4-4 Southeastern Conference), which rallied after trailing by 16 points in the first half. It was the first road win of the season for the Razorbacks.
Each of Macon’s 3s in the second overtime gave Arkansas the lead. He said he was encouraged by coach Mike Anderson to keep shooting.
One thing coach kept telling me was `Don’t run from the big moment, Macon said. I couldn’t run from it. I just had to keep pushing it so I could be there for my team.
Macon sometimes had to shoot over tight defense.
He has a really good shot, said Georgia’s Yante Maten. We were playing pretty good defense on him. Tight. I know he hit one on me, too. … Once he got hot, it was hard to stop him.
It’s starting to feel like this is our home court, Wright said.
They try to use their speed and quickness and they definitely took advantage of that today, Paschall said.
The Wildcats rallied to lead 39-30 at halftime. Donte DiVincenzo and Mikal Bridges hit consecutive 3-pointers to spark the decisive run. Spellman, the preseason Big East freshman of the year, had a three-point play when he tossed the ball up in the lane and it rolled around the rim before falling through the net.
The Friars (14-7, 5-3) missed eight straight field goals midway through the second half, and Brunson and Paschal hit 3s that stretched the lead and sent the Wildcats on their way to their sixth straight win against Providence.