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Game Preview: @RazorbackMBB to host UTSA

Game Preview: @RazorbackMBB to host UTSA
@RAZORBACKMBB (10-2) vs. UTSA (4-8)
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014
Time: 7:05 P.M.
City: Fayetteville, Ark.
Site: Bud Walton Arena (19,200)
TV: Razorback Sports Network (RSN) & ESPN3
Channels: KFTA, KATV, KAIT – 8.1 (main channel)
Talent: Scott Inman (P-B-P) & Blake Eddins (Analyst)
Audio: Razorback/IMG Sports Network
Talent: Chuck Barrett (P-B-P) & Rick Schaeffer (Analyst)
Live Blog & Live Stats:
Twitter: @RazorbackMBB
Hashtags: #Fastest40 | #WeHogs
Current Streak: W6
Last 5 Games: 5-0
Home Record: 8-0
Current Streak at Home: W22
Vs. UTSA: 4-0
Last Meeting: Arkansas 67, UTSA 42 – Box Score Pg. 4
Dec. 12, 2007 @ Bud Walton Arena
Riding a six-game win streak, Arkansas will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule on Saturday when it hosts the University Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) at Bud Walton Arena (BWA). With a win, the Razorbacks will equal their longest win streak under head coach Mike Anderson and post the most non-conference wins since the 2008-09 club started 12-1. Arkansas owns a 22-game win streak at BWA, good for a tie for the fourth-longest home win streak in the nation.

Current six-game win streak is tied for the 14th-longest in the country and is the second-longest
under coach Anderson.

Forced 114 turnovers over six-game win streak while allowing just 115 made field goals.

Own a 22-game win streak at Bud Walton Arena, good for a tie for the fourth-longest current home
win streak in the nation.

Averaging 89.0 points per game at home this season (8-0).

Lead the SEC and rank 13th in the nation in scoring (85.8).

One of two SEC teams to score 100 points twice this season.

Only team in the SEC to score 72+ points in every game.

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

Rank in the top 25 in six different statistical categories.

Also lead the SEC in assists (16.7), scoring margin (+19.5), three-point percentage (.379),
assist/turnover ratio (1.3) and turnover margin (+5.9), a figure it has led the league in both years
under coach Anderson.

Turnover margin of +5.9 ranks sixth in the nation, while its out-scoring opponents by 12.3 per
game in points off turnovers.

Finished with equal or more assists than turnovers in all but one game, while opponents have
accomplished the same feat twice.

Won the turnover battle in 16 straight games dating back to last year and 65 of 76 games under
coach Anderson.

The Arkansas bench is averaging 40.6 points, has supplied a double figure scorer in all but one
game and has out-scored the opposition 11 times resulting in a +17.8 per game margin.

Of Arkansas’ 42 home wins (42-4) under Anderson, 31 have come by double-digits.

Forced opponents into 20 turnovers 19 times (18-1), including five times this season, under
Anderson, while coming away with 10+ steals in 27 contests (20-7).

Anderson’s #Fastest40 style of play has resulted in his teams winning the turnover battle in 317 of
374 career games.
812 – Owning the sixth-longest streak in the country, Arkansas has made a three-pointer in 811 straight
games. The Razorbacks made a three in every game in the decade of the ‘90s and ‘00s, and have
failed to hit a three in a game just six times in 888 contests since the three was added to college
42 – The Razorbacks have 42 consecutive home games against unranked opponents, dating back to 2009.
22 – Arkansas has won 22 straight home games at Bud Walton Arena, good for a tie for the fourth
longest streak in the nation.
16 – The #Fastest40 style of head coach MIKE ANDERSON has led to the Razorbacks winning the
turnover battle in 16 straight games dating back to last season.
14 – The SEC’s top scoring team (85.8), Arkansas has scored 70+ points in 14 straight game dating back
to last season, the longest streak since the 14-game run in the 1997-98 campaign. The program’s
longest streak of 39 games came over the final 18 games of the 1993-94 National Championship
year and the first 21 contests of the 1994-95 season in which the Razorbacks went back to the title
8 – Freshman BOBBY PORTIS has reached double figures in eight straight games, tied for the longest
streak by a Razorback this year.
6 – Arkansas current five-game win streak is the 14th-longest in the nation and the third win streak of
at least five games under Anderson. The Razorbacks have had a five-game win streak each season
under Anderson. The longest win streak under Anderson is seven games, set in his first year in
Arkansas’ six-game win streak is the longest current win streak in the SEC and has resulted in some staggering statistics.

Haven’t trailed in the last 115:55 played at Bud Walton Arena.

Winning by an average of 30 points per contest.

Scored 100+ points twice.

Shooting 52 percent (188-361), breaking 60 percent in two games.

Haven’t trailed in three games, while never getting behind by more than two possessions at any

Given up just 115 made field goals while forcing 114 turnovers.

Limited its opponent to equal or less made field goals than turnovers in four games.

Scored 150 points off turnovers, good for 25 per game.

Passed out 20 assists three times after doing so just five times all of last year.

Posted 17 steals vs. High Point was the most under head coach Mike Anderson and the most since
Arkansas had 18 on Dec. 14, 2006, vs. Oakland.

Have come away with 27 the last two games, the most over a two-game span under Anderson.
Head Coach: Mike Anderson (Tulsa ‘82)
Record at Arkansas: 47-29 (3rd Season)
Overall Record: 247-127 (12th Season)
Vs. UTSA: First Meeting
Head Coach: Brooks Thompson (Oklahoma State ‘94)
Record at UTSA: 110-121 (8th Season)
Overall Record: 165-135 (11th Season)
Vs. Arkansas: 0-1

First season in Conference USA, marking its third different conference in the last three years.

Own a record of 4-8 with wins in three of its last five games.

Boast a lineup that features four players averaging double figures.

Leading scorer Keon Lewis (15.3) has missed the last two games after being hit in the head during

Lewis has reached double figures in nine of 10 games played and averages a team-best 3.0 assists
from the point guard position.

Taking over most of the minutes at point guard with Lewis out, senior walk-on Devon Agusi scored
a career-high 28 points in a win over Division II Cameron University.

Senior Hyjii Thomas is second on the team in scoring (12.3) with three 20-point games this season.
A common trait of MIKE ANDERSON-led teams is a balanced scoring attack and this year that style has led to 85.8 points per game, the top scoring average in the SEC.

Rank 13th in the nation in scoring … coach Anderson-led teams have finished in the top 25 in
scoring four times.

Only SEC program that has scored 72 or more points in every game.

Scored 70+ in 14 straight games, equaling the program’s longest streak since 1997-98.

One of two SEC teams with two 100-point games.

Five players have reached double figures in the same game four times compared to just three
times all of last year.

Nine different players have reached double figures.

Of those nine different double figure scorers, five have done it in a single half.

Six different players have led the team in scoring.

At least three players have reached double-digits in 11 of 12 games, highlighted by five three

Six players at 7.9 points per game or higher.

Shot 50 percent in six games (6-0).
Freshmen big men BOBBY PORTIS and MOSES KINGSLEY, who were both top 50 recruits, have made a major jump since the opening weeks of the season. Portis has reached double figures in the last eight games while leading the team in scoring (14.4) and rebounding (7.3) over that span, while Kingsley has a team-high 20 blocks. Portis turned in his first career double-double four games ago, while Kingsley followed suit the next game with 12 points and a team season-high 12 rebounds. Below is a look at Portis and Kingsley’s combined totals through the first four games compared to the last eight.
First 4 Games
Off. Rebounds


Last 8 Games
Off. Rebounds
With its 8-0 start, Arkansas has stretched its win streak at Bud Walton to 22 games, good for a tie for the fourth-longest home streak in the nation. Below is a look at some figures during the current 22-game home win streak.

Haven’t trailed at home in the last 115:55 of game time and at all in seven of the 22 games.

Scoring margin of +19.7 with nine wins of 20+ points.

Averaging 82.2 points while shooting 47.8 percent (643-1343) with 11 games of 80+ points.

Led at the half in 21 of 22 games.

Opponents are averaging just 27.2 points in the first half, breaking 34 points just two times.

Razorbacks haven’t lost the turnover battle in any of the 22 games, forcing 20 or more turnovers
nine times for an average of 19.4.

Held 19 teams below 50 percent from the field.

12 different players have reached double figures.

Finished off an 18-0 year at Bud Walton Arena in 2013, just the third (1994, 98) perfect calendar
year at BWA since it opened in 1993-94.
Longest Current Home Win Streaks
Stephen F. Austin
Led by freshman center MOSES KINGSLEY and redshirt junior ALANDISE HARRIS, the Razorbacks have added the ability to block shots to their #Fastest40 style of play. Arkansas current ranks 24th in the nation in blocks per game (6.2) and 22nd in total blocks (74). Kingsley has blocked 18 shots over the last six games to move into fourth place in the SEC at two per game, while Harris is tied for sixth at 1.5 rejections per night. Kingsley and Harris’ combined 40 blocks on the year are more than 122 Division I programs.
Teams led by head coach MIKE ANDERSON have finished in the top 25 in assists four times and this year’s Razorback club is out to become the fifth. Arkansas leads the SEC and ranks tied for 19th in assists per game at 16.7 per night. Six different players have at least 20 helpers this season, while nine different players have led the club in assists in a single game. When his team’s pass out 20+ assists in a game, coach Anderson has a record of 78-1.

Download: vs. UTSA (Jan. 4).pdf

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