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Bill Clinton enjoys Arkansas behind the back lob pass (VIDEO)

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With 3:20 remaining in Saturday’s 81-70 home win over LSU, the Arkansas duo of Rashad Madden and Bobby Portis pulled off a highlight that made the 42nd President of the United States stand up and applaud.

On the fast break Madden flipped a pass behind his back with Portis banked in the lop pass giving the Razorbacks a 75-66 lead.

Bill Clinton, Nolan Richardson, Eddie Sutton and the 1994 NCAA national championship team were all honored by the program at halftime of Saturday’s win. This season marks the 20th anniversary of that championship season. Although he never attended the university, Clinton, who has been a fan of the program, was given a personalized No. 42 framed jersey.

Son of former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson found dead

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Nolan Richardson III, the son of and assistant to former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson, has been found dead in in his home, Tulsa, Okla., police said Monday.

According to police, Richardson III’s wife found him dead in their Tulsa home on Sunday at approximately 3 p.m.

Police have not officially released a cause of death, but officer Jason Willingham said Richardson III appeared to have died by natural causes.

He was 47 years old.

Richardson III was a graduate of Langston University in Oklahoma City and served as an assistant under his father at Arkansas, before becoming the head coach at Tennessee State. He was the head coach for three seasons, finishing with an overall record of 23-45.

The journey of the elder Richardson, who was the head coach at Arkansas from 1985-2002, was detailed in the recent documentary “40 Minutes of Hell.”

Richardson has endured tragedy in his past. In 1987, his 15-year-old daughter Yvonne died of leukemia.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_