Men's Basketball Hosts Northwestern State Tuesday

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s basketball team (2-3) returns home Tuesday evening looking to get back on track when it hosts Northwestern State (1-5) for a 7 p.m. tip-off inside Bud Walton Arena.

Tip-off: Tuesday, 7 p.m. CT
Location: Bud Walton Arena
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The Opponent
Northwestern State (NSU), from Natchitoches, Louisiana, plays in the Southland Conference and is 1-5 on the season. The Demons are 0-3 against Power Five opponents thus far, including losses to SEC foes Ole Miss (90-76 on Nov. 13) and Auburn (119-81 on Nov. 27). NSU also fell to Arizona, 61-42, on Nov. 22, but responded three days later with its only win of the season at home, 86-80 against Louisiana College.

• The Demons are led by junior guard Zeek Woodley, who averages a team-best 23.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Last year’s leading scorer, Jalan West, is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the opening game. Sophomore guard Devonte Hall leads NSU with 5.7 assists and 1.7 per game.

• Head coach Mike McConathy is in his 17th season with NSU, with a record of 260-245 (.515) in 16-plus seasons. Under McConathy, the Demons’ best season was 2005-06, when they went 26-8 and secured a first-round NCAA Tournament victory over No. 3 seed Iowa. NSU also appeared in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, where it lost to No. 3 seed Florida. Overall, McConathy is in his 33rd season of coaching, having also spent 16 years at Bossier Parish Community College, where he amassed a 352-159 record.

#Fastest40 Facts
The Razorbacks have won 55 of their last 56 games at home against unranked non-conference opponents, including a 41-1 mark under Anderson.

Anthlon Bell was named to the NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team after going 9-of-15 from behind the arc and scoring 31 points in two games. He went 5-for-5 from long range against Stanford in a span for 6 minutes and 34 seconds and turned a two-point deficit into a 19-point lead.

The Razorbacks are 9-1 all-time against Northwestern State, including a 100-92 victory last season in Fayetteville. Arkansas has won eight straight against the Demons with the only loss coming in 1954.

Moses Kingsley is one of two players in the SEC averaging a double-double, joining SEC Preseason Player of the Year Ben Simmons from LSU.

Kingsley is one of 13 players in the country and one of six from a power five conference averaging at least 10.2 rebounds and 15.5 points per game. After one double-double in his first two years, Kingsley has three in five games this season.

The #SplashZone
Anthlon Bell (18) and Dusty Hannahs (14) have combined to drain 32 three-pointers, more than 128 teams in the country.

Bell and Hannahs are the No. 1 three-point shooting tandem in the SEC, sinking 32 treys on the year.

Arkansas has had a player make five-plus three-pointers in four of five games this season after doing so just twice all of last year.

The Razorbacks have made at least four three-pointers in 48 of the last 53 games dating back to the 2013-14 season.

Hannahs ranks No. 1 in the SEC with a .519 three-point field goal percentage, making 14 of 27 attempts from behind the arc.

Hannahs is one of four players in school history to make five-plus three-pointers in a game without a miss when he went 5-for-5 against Charleston Southern.

Bell went 5-for-5 from long range against Stanford in a span of six minutes and 34 seconds, taking Arkansas from a two-point deficit to a 19-point lead.

Up Next
Arkansas hits the road to take on Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. CT in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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