momentum of a seven-game win streak, Arkansas opens its 23rd season of SEC
play on Wednesday night at Texas A&M. The Razorbacks will be looking
to snap a five-game skid in SEC road openers, as it marks the second
straight year the two teams have met in College Station to start league
play. Wednesday will be the first true road game for Arkansas, as its
posted a 9-0 record at home and a 2-2 mark on a neutral court, including
three games at the Maui Invitational.
@RazorbackMBB FAST BREAK FACTS
seven-game win streak is tied for the 12th-longest in the country and
equals the longest under coach Anderson.
142 turnovers over seven-game win streak while allowing just 138 made
trailed in the last 109:45 of game action.
non-conference win since 2008-09 (12-1).
SEC and rank seventh in the nation in scoring (87.2).
in the SEC to score 100 points three times, which is the same total
produced the previous seven years combined.
in the SEC to score 72+ points in every game.
different players have reached double figures while six players have led
the team in scoring.
three SEC teams with four players averaging double-digits.
·Rank in the
top 25 nationally in seventh different categories.
the SEC in assists (17.2), scoring margin (+20.5), field goal percentage
(.494), free throw percentage (.713), assist/turnover ratio (1.4) and
turnover margin (+7.1), a figure it has led the league in both years under
margin of +7.1 ranks fourth in the nation, while its out-scoring opponents
by 13.5 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 twice.
turnover battle in 17 straight games dating back to last year and 66 of 77
games under coach Anderson.
Arkansas bench is averaging 41.6 points, has supplied a double figure
scorer in all but one game and has out-scored the opposition 12 times
resulting in a +18.5 per game margin.
90.7 points per game at home this season (9-0).
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 375 career games.
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.
STREAKS TO WATCH FOR
813- Owning the
sixth-longest streak in the country, Arkansas has made a three-pointer in
813 straight games. The Razorbacks made a three in every game in the
decade of the '90s and '00s, and have failed to hit a three in a game just
six times in 888 contests since the three was added to college
Razorbacks have 43 consecutive home games against unranked opponents,
dating back to 2009.
has won 23 straight home games at Bud Walton Arena, good for a tie for the
fourth-longest streak in the nation.
#Fastest40 style of head coachMIKE ANDERSONhas led to
the Razorbacks winning the turnover battle in 17 straight games dating
back to last season. Of those 17 games, Arkansas has forced 20+ turnovers
seven times (7-0).
15- The SEC's
top scoring team and sixth in the nation (87.2), Arkansas has scored 70+
points in 15 straight game dating back to last season, the longest streak
since the program's longest streak of 39 games came over the final 18
games of the 1993-94 National Championship year and the first 21 contests
of the 1994-95 season in which the Razorbacks went back to the title
FreshmanBOBBY PORTIShas reached
double figures in nine straight games, the longest streak by a Razorback
since BJ Young went nine games last year. Young went 15 straight games
from the end of his freshman season to his sophomore
current seven-game win streak is the 12th-longest in the nation and equals
the longest under Anderson, which came in his first season
3- Over the
last three games, the Razorbacks have come away with double figure steals
in each of those contests for a total of 41. It's the longest streak since
Anderson's opening five games at Arkansas. The Razorbacks have also forced
20+ turnovers in three straight games for the first time since the opening
three contests of 2010-11.
SEVEN-GAME WIN STREAK
seven-game win streak is the longest current win streak in the SEC and
tied for the longest under head coachMIKE ANDERSON. It has
resulted in some staggering statistics.
trailed in the last 109:45 of game action and for just 12:21 over the 280
minutes during the seven-game win streak.
trailed in four games, while never getting behind by more than two
possessions at any point.
an average of 30.4 points per contest.
142 turnovers while allowing just 138 made field goals.
points three times, while the rest of the SEC has a combined four
100-point games this season.
percent (228-441), breaking 60 percent in two games and 50 percent in
three of the last four.
opponent to equal or less made field goals than turnovers in five games,
including three straight.
double figure turnovers in six straight halves.
points off turnovers, good for 27.1 per game.
20 assists four times after doing so just five times all of last year.
steals vs. High Point was the most under head coach Mike Anderson and the
most since Arkansas had 18 on Dec. 14, 2006, vs. Oakland.
away with 41 steals the last three games, the most over a two-game span
SCOUTING TEXAS A&M
·Off to a
9-4 start under third-year head coach Billy Kennedy and entering second
year of SEC play.
·Own a 9-1
record at Reed Arena and a 145-29 mark since the start of the 2004-05
the SEC in scoring defense (60.6) and field goal percentage defense
(.378), allowing just one team to score over 70 points and four to shoot
over 40 percent.
perfect 7-0 record when scoring 70+ points.
Alex Caruso leads the SEC in assists per game (4.5), while supplying 9.5
points and team-bests of 16 blocks and 28 steals.
forward Kourtney Roberson boasts team-highs of 11.0 points and 8.0
rebounds per game. His 8.0 boards rank sixth in the SEC, while he has five
double figure efforts on the glass.
Wednesday will be the 150th meeting
between the two former Southwest Conference rivals with Arkansas holding a
97-52 edge. Texas A&M will become the fourth program that Arkansas has
met 150 times. The home team was victorious in both meetings last season,
which was Texas A&M's first in the SEC. Five players reached double
figures in the Razorbacks' win over the Aggies in the regular season
finale last season, including four players who are