FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Looking for its league-best fifth consecutive SEC win, the Arkansas men’s basketball team returns to Bud Walton Arena Wednesday evening to Host Alabama at 6 p.m. on SEC Network.
The #Fastest40 Facts
• A win Wednesday against Alabama would tie Arkansas’ best 22-game start in the last 19 years, matching the 2014-15 squad that advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
• Arkansas has won three of its last four meetings against the Crimson Tide, including back-to-back victories in Fayetteville that featured a Bobby Portis overtime tip-in game-winner in 2014-15.
• Arkansas currently has the longest winning streak in SEC play at four straight victories, including two of those coming on the road.
• The Razorbacks have won four straight SEC games in each of the last four seasons, joining Kentucky as the only teams to accomplish the feat.
• Mike Anderson’s 17 SEC road wins in the last five-plus seasons is three more than Arkansas had in the previous 10 years before he took over.
• In the last two SEC home games, the Razorbacks have recorded wire-to-wire victories and led by at least 17 points in each contest.
• The Razorbacks are tied for second in the country with 20 games scoring 70-plus points this year. A 62-60 road win at Texas A&M is Arkansas’ only game this season without reaching the 70-point plateau.
• Arkansas is one of five teams in the country with 90-plus wins and fewer than 15 losses at home over the last six seasons. The Razorbacks are 91-14 (.866) at BWA under Anderson.
• The Razorbacks are 5-0 in their last five contests decided by one possession, the longest such streak since the 1994-95 season.
• Arkansas has won six straight games decided by four points or less, including four of those coming on the road.
• Arkansas checks in at No. 29 in the daily NCAA RPI with wins in four of the last five games. The Razorbacks have a 6-4 record against the top 100 RPI and have 10 wins against top 150 RPI teams. The SEC has five top 50 teams and 11 teams in the top 100.
The Alabama Series
• Arkansas leads the all-time series 31-28, including a 25-24 edge since the Razorbacks joined the SEC for the 1991-92 season.
• Arkansas is looking for its third consecutive win in Fayetteville against the Crimson Tide and the most since winning six straight at home from 2006-2011.
• The Razorbacks have five 30-point games against Alabama in the series history, including a 35-point performance by Bobby Portis on Feb. 5, 2014 to set the freshman scoring record.
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