FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior guard Jaylen Barford put Arkansas on his back at the Phil Knight Invitational over the weekend, leading the Razorbacks to a pair of wins to earn PK80 Victory Bracket All-Tournament team honors.
Barford averaged 21.3 points per game to guide Arkansas to a nine-point win against Oklahoma, followed by a 35-point blowout of UConn to hand the Huskies their worst loss in the last 40 years. The Jackson, Tennessee, native scored 19 points against the Sooners, poured in 21 points against No. 9 North Carolina and added a 24-point performance against UConn.
He shot 50 percent from long range, going 9-for-18 from behind the arc, including a 4-for-5 performance against UConn. Against the Huskies, Barford scored the first five points of the game and hit back-to-back threes to score Arkansas’ first six points of the second half to fuel the rout
Barford currently ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in points per game at 21.3, scoring 150 points through the first six games.
The Razorbacks return to action on Saturday, traveling to the state of Texas to play Houston. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
PK80 Victory Bracket All-Tournament Team
Cassius Winston, Michigan State (MVP)
Jaylen Barford, Arkansas
Trae Young, Oklahoma
Luke Maye, North Carolina
Joshua Langford, Michigan State
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