FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the eve of Arkansas’ game with the No. 20/22 Louisville Cardinals, ESPN’s Andy Katz wrote in his 24 hours of basketball preview that Razorback guard Rotnei Clarke was the nation’s best shooter.
The accolade for Clarke is the second time he has been named the No. 1 shooter in the country following Jeff Goodman’s assertion in early September in his season preview on Foxsports.com. Clarke did not do anything to dissuade those watching the Razorbacks as he scored a school record 51 points on the strength of a school and Southeastern Conference record 13 three-point baskets. In Katz’s list of things of 24 things for ESPN’s 24-hour marathon he listed the No. 8 thing as the best shooter in the country, Rotnei Clarke.
Katz wrote the following about Clarke’s game against Alcorn St.
"Clarke delivered an epic performance in the Razorbacks’ opening win over Alcorn State on Friday. He scored a school record 51 points, made an SEC-record 13 3s and converted 15 of 21 shots. Clarke likely will be chased all over the court in St. Louis when the Hogs take on Louisville."
The Razorbacks take on the Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. with Dan Shulman, Bob Knight and Holly Rowe calling the action on ESPN2.
The game also streams through the ESPN360 system.