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Fastest 40 Minutes Weekly Update

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Fastest 40 Minutes Weekly Update

Record: 18-11
SEC Record: 9-7
Last Week’s Results
2/27 LSU 65, Arkansas 60
Leading scorer: Marshawn Powell-17 Leading Rebounder: Marshawn Powell/Michael Qualls-8
3/2 Arkansas 73, Kentucky 60
Leading scorer: Marshawn Powell-15 Leading Rebounder: Coty Clarke-12
This Week’s Schedule
Date Opponent TV Internet Time
3/5 at Missouri* ESPN ESPN3 6 p.m.
3/9 Texas A&M* ESPNU 1 p.m.

Notes:

Arkansas went 1-1 on the week, losing on the road at LSU, 65-60, before defeating the Kentucky Wildcats at home, 73-60 … Arkansas’ victory against Kentucky was its eighth conference home win of the season which is just the fourth time in school history that Arkansas has been 8-0 at home in league play since joining the SEC for the 1991-92 season (1992, 1994, 1998) … the eight straight conference home wins matches the fourth longest in Razorback history and is the longest since the 2006 and 2007 teams won eight straight … Arkansas has won 13 straight games at Bud Walton Arena, the longest streak since winning 17 straight last season and the sixth longest in school history … Arkansas is 4-4 against teams with an RPI in the top 50 (Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky) and 6-9 against the RPI top 100 … junior Coty Clarke posted his first career double-double against Kentucky when he scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against the Wildcats; for the week Clarke averaged 10.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field and 89 percent from the charity stripe … junior Marshawn Powell moved into 23rd on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list this week and now has 1,251 career points … the Razorbacks continue to lead the SEC in turnover margin and rank No. 2 in the league in assists, steals and assist-turnover ratio for all games played and lead the league in turnover margin for SEC only statistics … looking back to the national statistics released on Feb. 24, the Razorbacks rank No. 3 nationally in turnover margin and among the top 25 in the national statistics in steals per game, assist-turnover ratio and assists per game … with the Razorbacks’ win against Kentucky, Arkansas improved to 33-4 (.891) 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 511 turnovers (17.6 per game) and turned those into 613 points (21.1 per game) … Arkansas is 6-2 in the months of February and March after going a combined 14-28 over the last four seasons in those months … Arkansas returns to the court on Tuesday, March 5, when it travels to Missouri for a 6 p.m. game before returning to Bud Walton Arena to conclude the regular season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 9.



Sports Category : Basketball (M)