Alabama forward Juwan Gary has fans jazzed by his performance vs. Arkansas basketball

Erik Hall
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball forward Juwan Gary came off the bench with a nice first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, Jan. 16. 

It had Alabama fans pretty excited with Alabama leading 42-19 at halftime. 

Gary, a redshirt freshman, scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting with a rebound, a blocked shot and a steal in just four minutes on the court. Alabama enjoyed a seven-point positive plus-minus with Gary on the court. 

He entered the game initially with 13:13 left in the first half, and he got a steal and fast-break layup then at 12:36 left in the first half to put Alabama up 17-5. He went out then at 11:39 left in the first half.

The 6-foot-6, 218-pound Gary came back in with 5:50 left in the first half. Within 2:02 of being in the game this time, Gary had a blocked shot, layup, defensive rebound, and a made jumper.

Alabama defeated Arkansas 90-59 on Saturday. 

Gary finished with nine points on 4-for-4 shooting with three rebounds, three blocked shots and one steal in eight minutes. 

Here are some of the top reactions to Gary's first half against Arkansas.

Alabama basketball's Juwan Gary excites fans vs. Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks entered the game 10-3 overall and 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference. On Wednesday, LSU beat Arkansas 92-76. 

Alabama, ranked No. 24 in the Ferris Mowers men's basketball coaches poll, came into the matchup 10-3 overall and 5-0 in the SEC. Most recently, Alabama beat Kentucky 85-65 on Tuesday. 

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Eric Musselman is the Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball head coach. Nate Oats is the Alabama men's basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik