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Game Preview: @RazorbackMBB Heads To Vanderbilt

Game Preview: @RazorbackMBB Heads To Vanderbilt
@RAZORBACKMBB (14-8, 3-6) at Vanderbilt (13-8, 5-4)
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 3:00 P.M.
City: Nashville, Tenn.
Site: Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Online Video: ESPN3 & WatchESPN
Talent: Dave Baker (P-B-P) & Barry Booker (Analyst)
Audio: Razorback/IMG Sports Network
Talent: Chuck Barrett (P-B-P) & Rick Schaeffer (Analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 108, XM 201
Live Stats:
Twitter: @RazorbackMBB
Hashtags: #Fastest40 | #WeHOGS
Current Streak: W1
Last 5 Games: 2-3 | Last 10 Games: 4-6
Road Record: 0-4 | Current Streak: L7
Vs. Vanderbilt: 18-11 | Streak: L2
At Memorial Gymnasium: 4-8 | Streak: L1
Last Meeting: Vanderbilt, 75-72 – March 14, 2013
Arkansas will look to carry over the momentum from Wednesday’s win vs. Alabama into Saturday’s road contest at Vanderbilt, as it looks to snap a seven-game road losing skid. Freshman BOBBY PORTIS scored 35 points in the 65-58 victory, which broke the 20-year freshman record held by current Director of Student-Athlete Development SCOTTY THURMAN. Portis accounted for 29 of Arkansas’ first 35 points and is just the fifth freshman in program history to score 30 points.

One of six programs to rank in the top 25 in the nation in blocks (24th) and steals (18th).

Lead the SEC and rank 21st in the nation in scoring (81.2) with just one player in the top 20 in the
SEC in scoring.

Only team in the SEC to score 100 points three times, which is the same total produced the
previous seven years combined.

10 different players have reached double figures while six players have led the team in scoring.

Also lead the SEC in assists (15.6), assist/turnover ratio (1.3) and turnover margin (+6.1), a figure
it has led the league in both years under coach Anderson.

Turnover margin of +6.1 ranks fourth in the nation, while its out-scoring opponents by 9.9 per
game in points off turnovers.

Won the turnover battle by double-digits five times and have scored 20+ points off turnovers in 12

Finished with equal or more assists than turnovers in 19 games, while opponents have
accomplished the feat just four times.

Own a 5-0 record when passing out 20+ assists while coach Anderson is 80-1 all-time when his
teams accomplish the feat.

Won the turnover battle in 25 of last 26 games dating back to last year and 74 of 86 games under
coach Anderson.

Hit a three-pointer in 826 consecutive games, good for the sixth-longest streak in the nation.

The Arkansas bench is averaging 33.6 points, has supplied a double figure scorer in all but four
games and has out-scored the opposition 18 times resulting in a +13.5 per game margin.

Forced opponents into 20 turnovers 20 times (19-1), including six times (6-0) this season, under
Anderson, while coming away with 10+ steals in 30 contests (22-8).

Anderson’s #Fastest40 style of play has resulted in his teams winning the turnover battle in 326 of
384 career games.
Freshman BOBBY PORTIS scored an Arkansas freshman record 35 points in Wednesday’s win over Alabama, breaking the 20-year record held by SCOTTY THURMAN. Portis accounted for 17 straight points over a 6:29 span from the end of the first half and start of the second en route to the second-most points scored by an SEC player this season, but the most in a 40-minute contest. Below are some more facts from Portis’s big night.

Accounted for 29 of the team’s first 35 points.

Tied for the most points by a freshman this season against a D1 opponent.

Second-most points scored by a freshman this season, three shy of VMI’s QJ Peterson’s 38 vs.
Bridgewater (Va.).

Most points by a Razorback since Feb. 27, 2002, when Jannero Pargo scored 35 at Mississippi State.

Fifth-most points by an Arkansas player in an SEC game.

43rd Razorback to score 30 points, but just the fifth freshman.

14 made field goals are tied for 15th-most this year in the nation and second-most by a freshman,
and fell just two short of Todd Day’s Arkansas SEC record of 16 vs. LSU in 1992.

Just the fifth Arkansas player to block six shots in an SEC game.

Extended Arkansas’ consecutive games streak with a three-pointer to 826 with the team’s lone
Over the last four games, junior guard RASHAD MADDEN and freshman big man BOBBY PORTIS have established themselves as a formidable inside-out combo with a combined 37.3 points, good for just over 50 percent of the scoring. Portis has led the way on the boards all four games and is coming off an Arkansas freshman record 35-point night vs. Alabama. He sports averages of 21.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over the four-game span, while Madden led the team in scoring the three games before Portis’ record-setting night. Madden is averaging 16.3 points, 4.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds the last four games.
Arkansas is 5-8 on Feb. 8, dating back to the 1959-60 campaign, the last year dates are available for each game. Arkansas’ last win on Feb. 5, came in 1989, when it defeated Texas, 105-82. The game marked the last time multiple Razorbacks scored 30 points in the same game, as Keith Wilson poured in 31 points and Mario Credit added 30 as the duo combined to go 27-of-38 from the field.
Head Coach: Mike Anderson (Tulsa ‘82)
Record at Arkansas: 51-35 (3rd Season)
Overall Record: 251-133 (12th Season)
Vs. Vanderbilt: 3-3
Head Coach: Kevin Stallings (Purdue ’82)
Record at Vanderbilt: 290-184 (15th Season)
Overall Record: 413-247 (20th Season)
Vs. Arkansas: 6-12
Arkansas holds an 18-11 edge in the all-time series, including a 16-10 mark since it joined the SEC in 1991-92. The two teams have split the last four meetings at Memorial Gymnasium with Vandy holding an 8-4 edge. Last year at the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Vanderbilt held off a late surge from the Razorbacks for a 75-72 win. During Arkansas’ 93-94 National Championship season, the Razorbacks won at Vandy in overtime, as SCOTTY THURMAN and CORLISS WILLIAMSON each had 21 points.
Rashad Madden (G)

Averaging 16.1 points in league play to rank 13th in the SEC.

Reached double figures in 16 of the last 19 games.

Scored 20+ points in three SEC contests.

Has led the team in scoring six of nine SEC games.

Team-high 35 threes after 24 combined his first two years.
Fred Gulley III (G)

Averaging 4.7 points with 20 starts.

Had first career three-game double figure scoring streak.

Third on the team in scoring (8.0) on the road.

Had career-highs in points (12) and threes (3) at Georgia.

Has a positive or equal assist/turnover ratio in all but two games.
Kikko Haydar (G)

Had a career-high 15 points at LSU.

Averaging 7.0 points on the road, shooting 7-of-10 from three.

Shooting 48 percent (23-48) from three-point land on the year.

Arkansas is 3-0 when he starts this season.

Nominee for the 2014 NABC Good Works Team.
Coty Clarke (F)

Averaging 8.5 points & 5.5 rebounds with a team-best 30 steals.

Has led the team on the boards six times, including three in SEC.

Season-high 16 points at Tennessee with 14 in the second half.

Went for a double-double of 16 points and 14 boards vs. Florida.

Career 44 percent (15-34) shooter from three in SEC play.
Bobby Portis (F)

Scored an Arkansas freshman record 35 points vs. Alabama.

Averaging 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks last four games.

Team leader in scoring (13.3) and rebounding (6.6).

Only Razorback to start all 22 games.

Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week – Dec. 9 & Jan. 6.

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