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Key plays down stretch again lift Razorbacks past Bearcats

Arkansas made several key plays in last minute for 73-67 victory over Cincinnati to win 2021 Hall of Fame Classic.

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KANSAS CITY — Arkansas made several key plays inside the final 1:37 to secure a 73-67 victory over Cincinnati to win the 2021 Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday evening.

The No. 12-13 Razorbacks improved to 5-0 on the season while the Bearcats dropped to 5-1.

Down one, JD Notae made a steal that led to a pair of Au’Diese Toney free throws for a 68-67 lead, one the Razorbacks would not relinquish.

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Down the stretch, Jaylin Williams had two defensive rebounds, two offensive rebounds, drew a charge and capped the win with a free throw. Other big plays came from Davonte Davis offensive rebound and, for the second straight game, Chris Lykes made four free throws to ice the game.

Toney led the Hogs with 19 points and accounted for nine of Arkansas’ 46 rebounds. Williams led the way with 11 boards, helping the Razorbacks out rebound the Bearcats by 14.

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Toney was named the Classic MVP and Lykes joined him on the all-tournament team.

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.

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