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Williams named co-player of week in SEC after double-double week

Razorbacks’ most consistent player averages double-double in pair of wins last week, gets league honor with Auburn player.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Jaylin Williams is maybe the most consistent player on Arkansas’ team and he’s been getting better.

Monday, he was named co-Player of the Week for the SEC along with Auburn’s Walker Kessler.

Williams averaged 16.5 points and 10.0 rebounds to help Arkansas extend its current conference win streak to four with wins last week over South Carolina and Texas A&M last week..

He had a career-high with 19 points and made a career-high 9-of-10 at the free throw line in a win over South Carolina. He added a career-high six steals while recording his fourth double-double in five games in Saturday’s overtime win over Texas A&M.

Overall versus Texas A&M, Williams became the first major conference Division I player to have at least 14 points, 11 rebounds, six steals, three blocked shots and three assists since Florida State’s Chris Singleton reached those marks versus UNC Greensboro in November 2010, according to Sports Reference.

Williams against South Carolina

• Only played 26 minutes due to foul trouble but still scored a career-high 19 thanks to hitting a career-high 9-of-10 at the free throw line.

• Was one rebound shy of a double-double.

• Only played 7:22 in the first half and 18:58 in the second. Was +24 for the game and +24 in the second half as Arkansas outscored the Gamecocks by 23 in the period (42-19). Had 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in the second half alone.

Williams against Texas A&M

• Record his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

• Added a career-high six steals with three assists and three blocked shots.

• After a 9-0 A&M run to get to within one (51-50), converted an old-fashion 3-point play to end the spurt.

• With Arkansas up one in overtime, had a dunk for a 3-point lead, 71-68 at 2:31.

• Later (0:42), A&M hit a 3-pointer to get to within one (72-71). Williams then hit a jumper with 13 seconds left on the game clock (two ticks on the shot clock) to put the Hogs up 3.

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