Arkansas Continues SEC Play Saturday at Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s basketball team (9-9, 3-3 SEC) will look to get back on track Saturday afternoon, traveling to Georgia (10-6, 3-3 SEC) for a 5 p.m. CT tip-off with the Bulldogs on SEC Network.
Tip-off: Saturday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. CT
Location: Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Ga.)
TV: SEC Network | WatchESPN
• The Bulldogs are 10-6 on the year with a 3-3 record in SEC play. Georgia is coming off a 60-57 victory at Missouri on Thursday, as the Bulldogs clinched their first road win of the season. Georgia also beat Missouri at home earlier in the month, and defeated Tennessee 81-72 at Stegeman Coliseum on Jan. 13. In non-conference play, the Bulldogs recorded wins over ACC opponents Georgia Tech (75-61) and Clemson (71-48) in back-to-back games in Athens.
• Georgia boasts three players averaging double figures and one, senior guard Charles Mann, just missing out with 9.9 points per game. Sophomore forward Yante Maten paces the Bulldogs on the inside, leading the Bulldogs with 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per contest. On the perimeter, point guard JJ Frazier (15.1 points, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game) and shooting guard Kenny Gaines (13.7 points) have combined to shoot 76-for-185 (41.1 percent) from beyond the arc.
• Head coach Mark Fox is in his seventh season with the Bulldogs, and has a 116-95 (.550) record in six-plus seasons. At Georgia, Fox has made two NCAA Tournament appearances, in 2011 and 2015, and boasts a 54-54 SEC record (.500) thus far. Overall, Fox is 239-138 (.634) in his head coaching career, which includes five years at Nevada from 2004-09.
• With the trio of Anthlon Bell (17.1), Moses Kingsley (16.7) and Dusty Hannahs (16.2), Arkansas is one of five teams in the country and the only power five conference program with three players averaging 15-plus points per game.
• Arkansas is 7-5 over its last 12 SEC road games, including posting a 79-75 victory at Georgia last year to open conference play.
• The Razorbacks are looking to avoid their first three-game slide since falling to Arizona State, Wisconsin and No. 6 Syracuse during the 2012-13 season.
• Arkansas is 20-14 all time against the Bulldogs, including a 4-2 record during the Mike Anderson era. Anderson is 6-2 against Georgia during his coaching career with two wins during his Missouri tenure.
• Jabril Durham is one of six players in the country with five double-digit assist games this season. He has five of the 12 double-digit assist performances in the SEC this year and ranks No. 6 in the nation with 7.2 assists per game.
• The Razorbacks are No. 5 in the country in three-point field goal percentage at .435, sitting only behind Oklahoma, Saint Mary’s, Indiana and Kansas.
• Over the last five games, Anthlon Bell (18) and Dusty Hannahs (15) have combined to make 33 treys and shoot 52-percent from behind the arc.
• At LSU, Bell sank his 200th career three-pointer to become the sixth player in program history to eclipse the mark.
• Bell and Hannahs are the top three-point shooting tandem in the SEC, combining to make 101 treys on the year and shoot 47-percent from long range.
Arkansas returns home Wednesday, Jan. 27, welcoming SEC-leading and No. 10 Texas A&M to Bud Walton Arena for a 6 p.m. tip-off on ESPNU.
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