Kentucky Comes Up Short at Arkansas

JD Notae had 30 points and eight assists, and No. 18 topped No. 6 75-73 on Saturday in a matchup of teams peaking late in the season.   had 30 points and 18 rebounds for the Wildcats, who lost for the only the second time in their last 10 games.  and Keion Brooks Jr. each scored 14 points.

Jaylin Williams added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Arkansas (23-6, 12-4) helped create a tie with Kentucky (23-6, 12-4) and for second place in the Southeastern Conference with two games to play. The Razorbacks won for the 13th time in their last 14 games.

”What the group has done, they’ve weathered a really, really tough schedule,” coach Eric Musselman said. ”And not only did they kind of weather it, but they dominated it winning basketball games against some incredible teams.”

Notae passed to Williams for a jump shot that lifted to a 71-70 lead with 1:22 left. Williams and Davonte Davis each made two free throws to help the Razorbacks hold on down the stretch.

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