Harmon scores 18; No. 24 Oklahoma tops No. 9 Alabama

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — De’Vion Harmon scored 18 points to help No. 24 Oklahoma defeat No. 9 Alabama 66-61 on Saturday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Oklahoma played without leading scorer Austin Reaves and starting guard Alondes Williams because of COVID-19 protocols. Elijah Harkless scored 14 points and Brady Manek added 12 for the Sooners. Oklahoma became the second team in the past 25 years to beat three top 10 teams in a row. Alex Reese scored 15 points and Jaden Shackelford added 14 for Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s win streak ended at 10 games.

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Alabama’s Alex Reese (3) takes a shot against Oklahoma’s Elijah Harkless (24) and Kur Kuath (52) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)