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Razorback hoop notes

Razorback hoop notes

Marcus Britt made this fourth start of the season on Saturday against Kentucky and the fifth of his career, but that was his first start in an SEC game.

Michael Sanchez made 4-of-5 shots against Kentucky. He has made 50 percent of his shots or better in 12 of 21 games this year. He was 2-of-2 against Florida (1.000), and 4-of-5 against Kentucky and Texas Southern (.800).

Junior Stefan Welsh had a season-high matching four assists against the Wildcats. He’s had four assists six times this year. His career high is seven set against Delaware State last season.

Freshman Rotnei Clarke made 4-of-5 free throws against Kentucky, and lowered his season percentage. He entered the game 30-of-31, 96.8 percent. He is now 34-of-36, 94.4 percent. He needs 45 attempts to qualify for Arkansas’ season-leader records list, but his .944 percentage would be a school record. Rickey Medlock has the record of .939 (62-66), set in 1975.

Freshman Jason Henry recorded the first double-double of his career with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Kentucky. Razorbacks have 14 double-doubles this season, including nine by Michael Washington, three by Courtney Fortson (including just the second triple-double in school history), and one each by Henry and Michael Sanchez. Fourteen is the most in a season for Arkansas since the 1999 squad had 22 with 14 by Derek Hood and four point-assist double-doubles by Kareem Reid.

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