third-longest current home win streak in the country, Arkansas returns to
Bud Walton Arena for its SEC home opener against No. 10/11 Florida on
Saturday at noon on ESPN2. The Razorbacks have won their last four SEC
home openers, as they look to rebound from a loss at Texas A&M that
snapped a seven-game win streak. Florida owns the SEC's longest win streak
at six games.
@RazorbackMBB FAST BREAK FACTS
23-game home win streak, good for a tie for the third-longest streak in
90.7 points per game at home this season (9-0).
trailed at home in the last 155:55 of game time and at all in eight of the
vote in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
·Lead the SEC
and rank 16th in the nation in scoring (84.7).
·Only team in
the SEC to score 100 points three times, which is the same total produced
the previous seven years combined.
·Only team in
the SEC to be held below 70 points one time.
different players have reached double figures while six players have led
the team in scoring.
·One of three
SEC teams with four players averaging double-digits.
the SEC in assists (17.0), scoring margin (+17.9), field goal percentage
(.485), assist/turnover ratio (1.4) and turnover margin (+6.4), a figure
it has led the league in both years under coach Anderson.
margin of +6.4 ranks fourth in the nation, while its out-scoring opponents
by 12.1 per game in points off turnovers.
with equal or more assists than turnovers in all but one game, while
opponents have accomplished the same feat just three times.
turnover battle in 17 of last 18 games dating back to last year and 66 of
78 games under coach Anderson.
bench is averaging 40.1 points, has supplied a double figure scorer in all
but two games and has out-scored the opposition 12 times resulting in a
+17.0 per game margin.
opponents into 20 turnovers 20 times (19-1), including six times this
season, under Anderson, while coming away with 10+ steals in 28 contests
#Fastest40 style of play has resulted in his teams winning the turnover
battle in 318 of 376 career games.
HOME SWEET HOME
With its 9-0
start, Arkansas has won 23 straight games at Bud Walton Arena, good for a
tie for the third-longest home streak in the nation.
margin of +20.3 with 10 wins of 20+ points.
83.1 points while shooting 48.0 percent (683-1423) with 12 games of 80+
·Led at the
half in 22 of 23 games.
are averaging just 27.5 points in the first half, breaking 34 points just
the turnover battle in any of the 23 games, forcing 20 or more turnovers
10 times for an average of 19.7.
teams below 50 percent from the field.
players have reached double figures.
an 18-0 year at Bud Walton Arena in 2013, just the third (1994, 98)
perfect calendar year at BWA.
·Went 9-0 in
SEC play at home last season, good for just the third unbeaten league
slate at Bud Walton Arena and the first since the 1997-98
Longest Current Home Win Streaks
1. Stephen F.
ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 11 USA Today
·Tied for the
SEC lead with 12 wins, including six in a row.
·Lead the SEC
and rank eighth in the nation in scoring defense (58.7), holding eight
teams under 60 points, including the last four.
players that average double figures, led by senior Casey Prather who has
reached double figures in all 14 games and ranks 10th in the SEC at 17.0
points per game
senior Scottie Wilbekin have each been named the SEC Player of the Week
this season, as Florida is the only team to have two different players win
who injured his right ankle late in Wednesday's win over South Carolina in
Florida's SEC opener, is averaging 12.3 points. He had a team-best 17
points vs. South Carolina.
Florida split last year's season series with the home team winning by
double figures in each contest. It marked the first time the two teams had
met twice in the regular season. The Razorbacks hold a 16-11 edge in the
all-time series, including a 7-4 mark at Bud Walton Arena. Out of the 11
meetings at BWA, six have been decided by 10 points or less while both
overtime games went in favor of Arkansas. Prior to Arkansas' win last
season, the Gators had won five in a row.
SEC HOME WIN STREAKS
went a perfect 9-0 at Bud Walton Arena in SEC play in 2013, leaving it one
game shy of putting together just the third double-digit home win streak
in SEC play in program history. The Razorbacks won a program record 13
straight SEC home games from 1993-95, with the first two coming at
Barnhill Arena and the final 11 at BWA, including a perfect 8-0 year
during the 1994 National Championship run. The longest SEC home win streak
all at BWA is 12 games, stretching from the end of 1997 season and through
the 1998 league slate.
VS. RANKED OPPONENTS
33-21 all-time against ranked opponents at Bud Walton Arena (BWA),
including 4-2 under head coachMIKE ANDERSON. Oddly
enough, Arkansas' last win over a ranked team was against the Gators last
season when they were ranked No. 2, while the Razorbacks have won five of
their last seven vs. Top 10 teams at BWA. Below is a breakdown of the
Razorbacks' history against ranked teams.
Vs. Top 10
Vs. Top 10
Teams at Home:15-6
Vs. Top 10
Teams at BWA:11-6
TWICE IS NICE
FreshmanBOBBY PORTISearned his
second SEC Freshman of the Week award on Monday, after posting his second
double-double of the season against UTSA. Portis is just the second
Razorback in program history to be named SEC Freshman of the Week multiple
times. Current Houston Rocket guardPATRICK BEVERLEYwon the
award three times in 2006-07, and went on to be named the SEC Freshman of
the Year. Portis is one of three SEC players to win the award multiple
times this year.\