Walt Beazley

Bell Scores SEC Player of the Week Honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —  On the heels of back-to-back 25-point performances, Anthlon Bell has been named SEC Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

In the Razorbacks’ two wins over Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, Bell combined to shoot 18-35 (51.4 percent) from the field, including an astounding 11-17 (64.7 percent) mark from beyond the arc. During the week of Jan. 5, the senior guard averaged 25.5 points and four rebounds per game.

With Arkansas down 75-74 to Vanderbilt nearing the end of the second half, Bell drained a go-ahead three-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining. It was the second time in three games the senior had hit a game-tying or lead-changing three in the final seconds of regulation. Bell finished with season highs of 26 points and six treys.

His hot shooting continued against Mississippi State, as Bell made another five three-pointers and dropped 25 points for the second-consecutive contest. It was the sixth time this season he eclipsed the 20-point make in a single game. On the year, Bell is one of 14 players in the nation to make five-plus threes in five or more games, and is one of 17 players in the nation to make four-plus threes in eight or more games. He’s tied for 29th in the country with 49 makes from beyond the arc.

Bell and the Razorbacks return to action Tuesday evening, traveling to Missouri for an 8 p.m. tip-off on SEC Network.

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