Oklahoma upsets Alabama regardless of Austin Reaves, Alondes Williams in COVID-19 protocol

Even with two starters dominated out the morning of the sport, No. 24 Oklahoma upset No. 9 Alabama 66-61 on Saturday.

Austin Reaves, who leads Oklahoma in scoring (15.eight PPG), rebounds (5.1 RPG) and assists (5.1 APG), and Alondes Williams (7.7 PPG) had been each unavailable to play as a result of COVID-19 protocol, the Sooners introduced.

The victory made Oklahoma the third group because the introduction of The Related Press ballot in 1948-49 and the primary since 1974 to report 4 regular-season victories over top-10 opponents in a single calendar month, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Info. The Sooners additionally beat Kansas and Texas prior to now week and have one other win over the Jayhawks earlier in January.

De’Vion Harmon led all scorers with 18 factors within the victory, whereas Elijah Harkless scored 14 factors and Brady Manek added 12 for the Sooners (11-4). Alex Reese scored 15 factors and Jaden Shackelford added 14 for Alabama (14-4), which noticed its 10-game win streak finish.

The sport is a part of this weekend’s SEC/Huge 12 Problem. One different contest, Texas at Kentucky, was canceled Friday due to coronavirus points within the Wildcats program.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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