TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Mason Jones scored 30 points and Jimmy Whitt Jr. added 26 as Arkansas beat Alabama 82-78, ending Alabama’s eight-game home winning streak.
Jones and Whitt carried the Arkansas offense throughout the game, combining for nearly 70% of the Razorbacks points.
Arkansas entered the game first in the country in 3-point defense, allowing opponents to shoot 24.6% from behind the arc, and Alabama entered fourth in the country in 3-point field goals made, so something had to give.
Alabama made its first two 3-point shots as part of 12-0 run to open the game, but then missed their next nine and finished 8 of 31 from deep overall (26%).
Jaden Shackelford had five of those 3-pointers for Alabama and tied his career high with 28 points.