Arkansas basketball notes
Sophomore guard Marcus Britt started against Ole Miss on Wednesday, and had eight points, five assists and two steals with no turnovers. His five assists are a career high while his 27 minutes played match his career high.
Freshman guard Rotnei Clarke has made four or more three-pointers in seven of the last eight games. Over that stretch, he is 41-of-94 overall (.436), but 31-of-74 on threes (.419). Over the last eight games, the rest of the team is 35-of-125 on threes (.280). He is the second-leading scorer on the team over the last eight games with 15.4 points per game, trailing only Courtney Fortson (16.0).
Freshman Rotnei Clarke has made 76-of-194 three-pointers, 39.2 percent. Other Razorbacks have had better percentages, but his total number of threes made is the best for a Hog since Jannero Pargo made 95-of-220 (.432) in 2002.
For the first time in his two seasons as head coach at Arkansas, 80 points was not enough to win for John Pelphrey in Wednesday’s game against Ole Miss. Entering the contest, he was 46-3 in his seven seasons as a head coach when his teams scored 80 or more points, including 21-0 at Arkansas.
Arkansas has recorded its best back-to-back games of the season in terms of assists and turnovers. Against Georgia on Sunday, the Razorbacks had 19 assists and 11 turnovers. Against Ole Miss on Wednesday, the Hogs had 19 assists and 10 turnovers for two-game totals of 38 assists with 21 turnovers.