No. 20 Arkansas’ big run flusters No. 6 Alabama

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No. 20 Arkansas
Arkansas guard JD Notae (1) is fouled by Alabama Guard Jaden Shackelford (5) as he tries to drive to the hoop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

By ERIC W. BOLIN

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Freshman Jaylin Williams scored 10 of his season-high 13 points during a decisive run and No. 20 Arkansas beat sixth-ranked Alabama 81-66. It was the Razorbacks’ first win at home over a ranked team in three years. Williams keyed the 17-2 run that turned a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead with less than 10 minutes to play.  He was one of five Arkansas players to finish in double figures for Arkansas (18-5, 10-4 Southeastern Conference). Justin Smith scored 11, Alabama (18-6, 13-2) managed only the two points during that stretch, a John Petty Jr. jumper, for a span of 8:53.