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)
Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
Sirius/XM: XM 389 – Streaming Online 979
Live Stats: Georgia Tech Live Stats

Arkansas Game Notes: CLICK HERE
– Georgia Tech Game Notes: CLICK HERE

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.


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