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Fastest 40 Minutes Weekly Update

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Fastest 40 Minutes Weekly Update

Record: 13-8
SEC Record: 4-4
Last Week’s Results
1/31 Alabama 59, Arkansas 56
Leading scorer: BJ Young-14 Leading Rebounder: Coty Clarke/Michael Qualls-6
2/2 Arkansas 73, Tennessee 60
Leading scorer: BJ Young-25 Leading Rebounder: Michael Qualls-11
This Week’s Schedule
Date Opponent TV Internet Time
2/5 No. 4/4 Florida* ESPN ESPN3 6 p.m.
2/9 at Vanderbilt* SEC Network ESPN3 12:30 p.m.

Notes:

Arkansas went 1-1 on the week losing to Alabama on the road, 59-56, before defeating Tennessee at Bud Walton Arena, 73-60 … during halftime of the Tennessee game a painting depicting Nolan Richardson and Arkansas’ 1994 national championship was unveiled and put to auction as a part of the 75th anniversary of March Madness … the Razorbacks were led by BJ young this week who averaged 19.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists including a 25-point effort against Tennessee … Young led the Razorbacks in scoring in each game this week and shot 56 percent from the field, he ranks No. 3 in the SEC in scoring and assists (all games) and his assist total would be the best by a Razorback since the 2009-10 season if the year ended now … Against the Volunteers, Arkansas dominated the game in points off turnovers (27-5), fast break points (14-0) and bench scoring (46-9), the bench production was the fourth highest total of the season by the Razorbacks … junior Marshawn Powell moved into 26th on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list with a12-point game against Tennessee and now has 1,141 career points … sophomore Hunter Mickelson posted a career high four steals against Tennessee and for the week averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds1.5 blocks and 2.5 steals … freshman Michael Qualls earned his first career start against Tennessee and had a banner game with 11 rebounds, seven points, one assist, two steals and no turnovers; his rebounding total was a career high and the first time he eclipsed the 10 rebound mark … the Razorbacks continue to lead the SEC in turnover margin, assists and assist-turnover ratio for all games played and lead the league in turnover margin for SEC only statistics … with the Razorbacks’ win against Tennessee, Arkansas improved to 29-4 (.879) in Fayetteville with Mike Anderson as head coach, the best percentage by an Arkansas head coach since Eddie Sutton in the early 80s … for the season Arkansas has forced teams into 387 turnovers (18.4 per game) and turned those into 478 points (22.8 per game) … Arkansas returns to the court on Tuesday, Feb. 5, when it plays No. 4/4 Florida at Bud Walton Arena before heading back out on the road to play the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 9. .



Sports Category : Basketball (M)