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Smyly takes no-hitter into 9th for Arkansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Freshman Drew Smyly had a no-hitter broken up with one out in the ninth inning, and Andy Wilkins went 5 for 5 with two homers and five RBIs as Arkansas advanced to the super regionals with an 11-0 win over Oklahoma on Sunday night.

Smyly's bid to throw the first NCAA tournament no-hitter in 18 years ended on an infield hit by Trey Sperring with one out in the ninth. Shortstop Ben Tschepikow fielded the ball, but couldn't throw over to first base in time.

Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn then took Smyly (3-1), and the left-hander received a standing ovation.

Second-seeded Arkansas (37-22) posted its second win over top-seeded Oklahoma (43-20) in as many nights, and its third this season.

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