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Hogs tough it out, hold of Cincy to win Hall of Fame Classic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Arkansas Razorbacks made sure Cincinnati didn’t beat another nationally ranked team at the Hall of Fame Classic.

The No. 13 Razorbacks rallied late to beat the Bearcats 73-67 on Tuesday night in the tournament’s championship game at T-Mobile Center.

Cincinnati had advanced to play Arkansas by upsetting No. 14 Illinois 71-51 on Monday night.

Senior guard Au’Diese Toney led Arkansas (5-0) with 19 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Chris Lykes had 15 points for the Razorbacks, including 4 of 4 free throws in the final 21.8 seconds.

Senior guard JD Notae added 13 points for the Razorbacks and sophomore forward Jaylin Williams had 11 rebounds, 5 points and 4 assists.