ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The No. 6 seed Arkansas men’s basketball team will open up play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament Thursday night against the No. 11 seed South Carolina Gamecocks.
Opponent: No. 11 South Carolina Gamecocks (17-15, 7-11 SEC)
Date: Thursday, March 8
Site: Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Mo.)
Tip-off: 8:30 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network | WatchESPN
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The #Fastest40 Facts
• 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.
• The Razorbacks are looking to make three NCAA Tournament appearances in a four-year span for the first time in 10 seasons.
• Arkansas knocked off four ranked teams at home in a season for the first time in program history, including both co-champions of the SEC.
• Arkansas’ 113 dunks are the most in the Mike Anderson era. Daniel Gafford’s 68 dunks this season are more than six SEC Teams.
• At 40.2 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 and Kentucky are the only programs in the SEC to finish .500 or better in league play in each of the last six seasons.
• During the last five years, the Razorbacks have posted a 35-16 (.686) regular season record in the months of February and March.
• Arkansas has won 38 consecutive games when leading at halftime. During the Mike Anderson era, the Razorbacks are 123-7 (.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.
• On Senior Night against No. 14 Auburn, Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford became the 6th and 7th players in program history to score 1,000 career points in just two seasons.
The SEC Tournament Facts
• The Razorbacks are making their 27th SEC Tournament appearance where it has an all-time record of 24-25, including a berth in two of the last three championship games.
• The Razorbacks won their only SEC Tournament championship in 2000 as the No. 3 seed, defeating Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Auburn to capture the title.
• Arkansas is 2-2 against South Carolina all-time in the SEC Tournament.
• Arkansas is 4-6 in the SEC Tournament since the league went away from divisions after the 2010-11 season, with two victories coming in 2015 and two more in 2017.
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