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Sat, Dec 29, 2012 - 8:00 PM ET
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Arkansas 79, Northwestern St. 61

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP)

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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