Arkansas Makes First Road Trip
Who: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
What: Arkansas’ first road game of 2019-20
When: Monday – Nov. 25, 2019 – 6:00 pm (CT) / 7:00 pm (ET)
Where: McCamish Pavilion – Atlanta, Ga.
How (to follow):
– TV: ACC Network (Chris Cotter and Dan Bonner)
– CLICK HERE to Watch ESPN/ACC Online
– Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
– LISTEN ONLINE
– Sirius/XM: XM 389 – Streaming Online 979
– Live Stats: Georgia Tech Live Stats
ATLANTA – Arkansas will play its first road game of the year and make just its 10th trip to an ACC gym when the Razorbacks face Georgia Tech Monday. Tip-off is set for 7 pm (ET/6 pm CT) and the game will be telecast on the ACC Network.
The game features two teams that rank first in the NCAA in separate defensive categories. Arkansas leads the NCAA in 3-point field goal percentage defense and Georgia Tech leads the nation in blocked shots.
Georgia Tech Series
- This will be the seventh meeting between Arkansas and Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have won five straight in the series and are 5-1 all-time.
- Arkansas’ lone victory came in the inaugural meeting, 74-42, on Dec. 20, 1961 in Greenville, S.C. at the Poinsettia Classic.
Non-Conference Road Trips
- (HogStats): This season will be just the second time in the 21st century that the Razorbacks have had 3+ true road non-conference games in the regular season (i.e. excluding NIT games).
- 2019-20 – at Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky and Indiana
- 2014-15 – at SMU, Iowa State and Clemson
- Arkansas, Oklahoma and Boston College are the only Power 5 teams to play three true non-conference road games this season. NOTE: Oklahoma will play its three games consecutively in early December (North Texas, Wichita State and Creighton).
Rare Trip to ACC for Hogs
- This year will mark the first time Arkansas has played at Georgia Tech since Jan. 28, 1966.
- Arkansas will be traveling to an ACC gym for just the 10th time and first time since the 2015-16 season.
- Arkansas at ACC opponent 2-7
– at Wake Forest 12/04/15 L, 85-88
– at Clemson 12/07/14 L, 65-68 ot
– at Wake Forest 12/23/98 W, 75-59
– at Florida State 01/21/91 W, 103-92
– at Virginia 11/30/88 L, 65-75
– at Maryland 12/30/87 L, 61-88
– at Virginia 01/27/85 L, 52-54
– at Georgia Tech 01/28/66 L, 75-88
– at Georgia Tech 01/29/65 L, 83-93
Arkansas Defense Among NCAA Best
- Arkansas’ defense has been impressive in the season-opening wins, especially the Razorbacks’ 3-point defense.
- Only one team has made more than two 3-pointers in a game this year (South Dakota made three) and opponents are a combined 11-of-81 from long range.
^ Arkansas’ 11.6% 3-point defense ranks 1st in the NCAA.
- Arkansas has held its five opponents to 56 points or less, including three teams less than 50.
^ Arkansas’ 47.8 ppg scoring defense ranks 2nd in the NCAA.
- Only one team has shot above 34 percent against Arkansas, including a lows of 28.6 by Rice and North Texas, who missed its first 11 shots against the Hogs.
^ Arkansas’ 33.7% FG pct defense ranks 6th in the NCAA.
- Arkansas forced Rice into 27 turnovers, Montana into 23 and Texas Southern into 24.
^ The 21.0 turnovers forced ranks 11th in the NCAA.
- Arkansas has had double-digit steals in the first four games, including 14 vs Rice, 13 vs Texas Southern and 11 each versus North Texas and Montana.
^ Arkansas’ 11.4 steals per game ranks 10th in the NCAA.
Isaiah Joe on Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Watch List
- Arkansas sophomore Isaiah Joe was named to the 2020 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.
- FANS CAN VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE PLAYER AT: http://www.hoophallawards.com/men/vote.php
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