Macon Joins Elite Company With SEC Weekly Honor
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second time in the last three weeks and the third time in his career, senior guard Daryl Macon earned SEC Player of the Week honors from the league office following his performances against CSU Bakersfield and No. 19 Tennessee.
Macon is the fourth player in program history to be named SEC Player of the Week three different times, and is one of seven Razorbacks to earn the honor twice in the same year since Arkansas joined the conference in the 1991-92 season. He joins current assistant coach Scotty Thurman as the only players to earn the award twice in a three-week span.
Last Saturday against Tennessee, Macon recorded his fourth 20-point effort and first 30-point performance of the season with a 33-point outing to defeat the Volunteers in overtime. Going 10-of-18 from the floor, including 5-of-9 from behind the arc, it was Macon’s second career 30-point game, both coming against conference foes. The 6-1 guard is just the sixth Razorback since Arkansas joined the SEC to record multiple 30-point games in a career against conference opponents.
Macon combined with fellow senior guard Jaylen Barford to score 61 points in the come-from-behind win, including 31 of Arkansas’ final 41 points. The Little Rock native went 3-for-3 from the field in overtime, including 6-of-6 from the free throw line to hold off the Volunteers, scoring 13 of Arkansas’ program record 22 overtime points.
In the last six games, Macon has 34 assists to just six turnovers in 185 minutes of action, including three seven-plus assist performances. Last week against Bakersfield, Macon tied his career high with eight assists and did not register a turnover.
Macon is shooting 46.2 percent (67-145) from the floor during his senior year, including an impressive 45.0 percent (36-80) from behind the arc. After starting the season making his first 17 free throws, he is shooting 87.0 percent from the charity stripe, after going 8-of-8 against Tennessee and 6-of-8 against Bakersfield.
The Razorbacks take their show on the road for the next two games, as Arkansas travels to Starkville, Mississippi, to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday at 8 p.m., before turning around and heading to Auburn next Saturday for a match-up with the Tigers at 5 p.m.
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