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.