ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Looking to advance to the SEC Tournament Championship game for the third time in the last four years, the No. 6 seed Arkansas men’s basketball team takes on the No. 2 seed and SEC regular season co-champion Tennessee Volunteers Saturday afternoon.
Opponent: No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers (24-7)
Date: Saturday, March 10
Site: Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Mo.)
Tip-off: 2:30 p.m. CT
TV: ESPN | WatchESPN
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The #Fastest40 Facts
• Arkansas takes on No. 13 Tennessee on Saturday, eyeing an SEC Tournament championship game appearance for the third time in four years.
• During the last seven games, Arkansas has four wins over teams that will advance to the NCAA Tournament.
• In the last meeting against Tennessee on Dec. 30, Macon (33) and Barford (28) combined to score 61 points as Arkansas set the program record for points in overtime with 22. The duo scored 18 of the 22 in OT.
• Arkansas is 5-1 this year against ranked opponents, the most such wins since knocking off eight AP Top 25 teams during the 1994-95 National Runner-up season.
• The Razorbacks are set to make their third NCAA Tournament appearances in a four-year span for the first time in 10 seasons.
• Arkansas’ 120 dunks are the most in the Mike Anderson era. Daniel Gafford’s 72 dunks this season are more than six SEC Teams.
• At 40.1 percent from behind the arc, the Razorbacks are on pace to record the second-highest three-point percentage by any SEC team in the last 25 years. Florida shot 40.9 percent in 2007.
• Arkansas has won 40 consecutive games when leading at halftime. During the Mike Anderson era, the Razorbacks are 125-7 (.946) when leading at the break.
• Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon are the only two players in the SEC to rank in the top 10 in points per game, three-point FG percentage and FG percentage.
• After being picked to finish sixth in the SEC by the media, Arkansas finished higher than it was selected for the fifth straight season, tying for fourth overall.
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