Razorbacks Eye Third Straight Win at Missouri
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s basketball team (8-7, 2-1) goes for its third straight conference win Tuesday evening, traveling to Missouri (8-7, 1-1) for an 8 p.m. match-up with the Tigers on SEC Network.
Tip-off: Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. CT
Location: Mizzou Arena (Columbia, Mo.)
TV: SEC Network | WatchESPN
• The Tigers are 8-7 on the season with a 1-1 record in SEC play. The Tigers lost 77-59 at Georgia in its conference opener, then responded with a 76-61 victory over Auburn at home Saturday night. In five non-conference games against power five teams, Mizzou went 0-5, losing by an average of 16.8 points per contest. Still, the Tigers are tough at home, where the team is 8-1 in the friendly confines of Mizzou Arena.
• The Tigers have 10 players who have played all 15 games and average at least 14 minutes per contest. Freshman forward Kevin Puryear leads the team with 12.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, shooting team bests of 50.4 percent from the field and 80.9 percent from the foul line in the process. Junior guard Wes Clark is the only other Mizzou player averaging in double figures, adding 10.1 points per game, as well as 2.9 assists from the two-guard position.
• Head coach Kim Anderson is in his second year with the Tigers and has a record of 17-30 (.362). Anderson came to Mizzou from Central Missouri, where he spent 13 years at the helm of the Division II program. In 2013-14, his last season with the Mules, the team won the National Championship en route to a 30-5 overall record.
• Arkansas is one of four teams in the country and the only power five conference program with three players averaging 15-plus points per game.
• Anthlon Bell picked up his first SEC Player of the Week honor Monday after averaging 25.5 points per game last week in wins over Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. The senior knocked down 11-of-17 three-point attempts and currently leads the SEC with 15 treys in conference play.
• Over the last 25 SEC regular season games dating back to 2013-14, Arkansas has a record of 18-7, the second-best mark in the SEC behind Kentucky (21-4). Missouri is 6-19 over the same stretch.
• Arkansas is one of six power five conference teams in the country to make at least 16 three-pointers in a game this season, and the only one to do so on fewer than 25 attempts. (16-of-24 vs Mississippi State)
• Moses Kingsley is one of two players in the country with multiple games of 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
• Jabril Durham is one of four players in the country with five double-digit assist games this season. He has five of the 11 double-digit assist performances in the SEC this year and ranks No. 3 in the nation with 7.5 assists per game.
• Durham is the only player in the country with multiple games of 10 points, 10 assists and five steals.
• Dusty Hannahs’ eight three-pointers was the second-most in a game in Arkansas history in SEC play, only behind Lee Mayberry’s nine threes against LSU in 1992.
• Bell and Hannahs have combined to make 87 three-pointers, tying Auburn’s Kareem Canty and Bryce Brown for the top three-point shooting tandem in the SEC.
Arkansas continues its two-game road swing, traveling to Baton Rouge, La., to battle LSU Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network.
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