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@RazorbackMBB Rewind: It’s @BPortisTime!

BY ANDRES FOCIL
@RazorbackMBB Rewind: It’s @BPortisTime!
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Over the 10 days leading up to the National Championship game, ArkansasRazorbacks.com will highlight the top 10 stories and moments from the 2013-14 @RazorbackMBB season, in which the Razorbacks won 22 games advanced to the postseason in head coach Mike Anderson’s third season.
Sunday’s feature takes a look at the terrific freshman campaign turned in by Bobby Portis. The first Arkansas signee since 2004, and the 13th overall, to play in the McDonald’s All-American game, Portis looked like anything but a freshman on the court, breaking records along the way.
Bobby’s World
Freshman Bobby Portis became just the sixth Arkansas freshman to earn All-SEC honors as a second team choice while also being named to the SEC All-Freshman squad. Portis also garnered USBWA All-District VII honors. A Razorback has now been named to the USBWA All-District team 11 straight years, while Portis is just the third freshman.
What Time Is It? @BPortisTime!
Freshman Bobby Portis collected his third SEC Freshman of the Week award on Feb. 10 which was also his 19th birthday. A native of Little Rock, Portis’ three SEC Freshman of the Week accolades are tied for the most by a Razorback, equaling the total by current Houston Rocket Patrick Beverley in the 2006-07 campaign. Portis tied with LSU freshman Jordan Mickey for the most weekly honors this season. Below is how Portis stacks up amongst other SEC rookies:
CategoryStatSEC OverallSEC FR
Points12.36th
Rebounds6.87th3rd
Offensive Reb.2.53rd
Field Goal Pct.5092nd
Blocks1.66th3rd
Double-Doubles5T-6thT-3rd
SEC Weekly Awards3T-1st
Chairman Of The Board
Third among SEC freshman and tied for seventh overall at a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game, Bobby Portis broke the Arkansas freshman single-season record for rebounds with 230. Portis broke the record in style, hauling in a season-high 13 caroms against Indiana State in the first round of the NIT and stretched his record with another double-double at California with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Portis grabbed 123 rebounds over 18 league games, good for the sixth-best total in program SEC single-season history.
Oh What A Night
Portis scored an Arkansas freshman record 35 points in a win over Alabama on Feb. 5, breaking the 20-year record held by current Director of Student-Athlete Development 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 third-most points scored by an SEC player this season, including the second-most in a 40-minute game. Below are some more facts from Portis’ record-setting night:
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Accounted for 29 of the team’s first 35 points.
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Fourth-most points by a freshman this season against a D1 opponent.
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Fifth-most points scored by a freshman this season.
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Most points by a Razorback since Feb. 27, 2002, when Jannero Pargo scored 35 at Mississippi State.
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Fifth-most points by an Arkansas player in an SEC game.
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43rd Razorback to score 30 points, but just the fifth freshman.
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14 made field goals are tied for 21st-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.
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Fifth Razorback to block six shots in an SEC game.
Fans are welcome to join @RazorbackMBB for its postseason banquet, presented by First Security, on Wednesday, April 16. Both individual tickets and full tables are available for purchase at www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Single tickets run $25 each and a 10-seat table is $250. The banquet will be held on the court inside Bud Walton Arena with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the banquet beginning at 7 p.m.


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