College Hoops: Gamecocks lose at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - BJ Young scored 27 points Saturday as

Arkansas set a

record for victories at Bud Walton Arena with a

76-65 win over South Carolina.

The win improves the Razorbacks (17-8, 5-5 Southeastern

Conference) to 17-0 in

Fayetteville this season, the most wins in

one season since the arena opened in

1993. It also follows a

lackluster loss Wednesday night at Georgia.

Arkansas ended the first half on an 11-0 run to take a 38-27

halftime lead and never looked back.

Young's 27 points were his best since scoring 28 in a loss to

Connecticut on Dec. 3.

Damontre Harris had 12 points to lead the Gamecocks (9-15, 1-9),

who have lost

five straight and nine of 10. Malik Cooke added 11 in

the loss. 2009 WPDE Mister

Hoop Zone Eric Smith finished with seven points in 17 minutes of floor time.