At A Glance
Less than 48 hours removed from its second overtime win against Kentucky, Arkansas will look to extend its four-game win streak on Saturday when it hosts Georgia. Arkansas' four-game win streak is part of six wins over its last seven games, which is the same seven-game run Georgia enters on. The Bulldogs holds a two-game lead for third place in the SEC standings over a quartet of teams that includes the Razorbacks. Arkansas' four-game SEC win streak is its longest since 2010, while it will be searching for its fourth consecutive 15-win season at home.
Razorbacks FAST BREAK FACTS
· One of four teams tied for fourth in the SEC standings at 8-7.
· Won six of last seven and riding first four-game SEC win streak since 2010.
· Hasn't trailed by more than three points for a total of 32 seconds during current four-game win streak (165 minutes).
· Finished the month of February with a 6-2 record, good for the program's most wins in February since 2001.
· Eight of its 15 SEC games have been decided by five points or less, including four games decided by two points or less, the most since the 2004-05 season.
· Five of seven SEC losses have come by a combined 19 points.
· One of three Division I programs and the only BCS team to rank in the top 30 nationally in scoring (80.1/20th), assists (15.4/30th), steals (8.7/10th) and blocks (5.6/27th).
· Lead the SEC and rank 20th in the nation in scoring (80.1) with no players in the top 20 in the SEC in scoring.
· The 80.1 points per game is the most since 1997-98.
· Only team in the SEC to score 100 points three times, which is the same total produced the previous seven years combined.
· 10 different players have reached double figures while six players have led the team in scoring.
· Appeared on the #SCtop10 eight times, including seven via dunks from sophomore Michael Qualls.
· The Arkansas bench is averaging 32.3 points, has supplied a double figure scorer in 22 games and has out-scored the opposition 23 times resulting in a +13.6 per game margin.
· Also lead the SEC in assists (15.4), assist/turnover ratio (1.3) and turnover margin (+5.5), a figure it has led the league in both years under coach Anderson.
· Turnover margin of +5.5 ranks sixth in the nation.
· 583 points off turnovers, good for 26 percent of its scoring.
· Won the turnover battle by double-digits five times and have scored 20+ points off turnovers in 15 games.
· Finished with a positive assist/turnover ratio in 23 games, while opponents have accomplished the feat four times, including just two in SEC action.
· Won the turnover battle in 30 of last 32 games dating back to last year and 79 of 92 games under coach Anderson.
· Own a 5-0 record when passing out 20+ assists while coach Anderson is 80-1 all-time when his teams accomplish the feat.
· Hit a three-pointer in 832 consecutive games, good for the sixth-longest streak in the nation.
· Forced opponents into 20 turnovers 20 times (19-1), including six times (6-0) this season, under Anderson, while coming away with 10+ steals in 32 contests (25-8).
· Anderson's #Fastest40 style of play has resulted in his teams winning the turnover battle in 330 of 389 career games.
a month to remember
Arkansas enjoyed its most successful February since the Nolan Richardson era with a 6-2 record. The Razorbacks started the month with a 2-5 SEC mark and finished with an 8-7 record to jump from 12th into a tie for fourth. Below are highlights from the month.
· Six SEC wins were the second-most in the league.
· Snapped a nine-game losing streak vs. Kentucky at Rupp Arena.
· Put an end to a 12-game road skid at Mississippi State.
· Won three SEC road games which is the most since 2005-06 and the most in the month of February since the 1994-95 club won four in a row.
· Previous three SEC road wins came over a span of 23 games.
· Won two straight road games for the first time since 2010 and three of four for the first time since 1998.
· Bobby Portis set an Arkansas freshman record with 35 points in a win over Alabama.
· Head coach Mike Anderson became the first coach in Arkansas history to win 18 games in each of his first three seasons.
· Out-scored every opponent in bench points for a 212-112 margin.
HEAD COACHING MATCHUP
Head Coach: Mike Anderson (Tulsa '82)
Record at Arkansas: 56-36 (3rd Season)
Overall Record: 256-134 (12th Season)
Vs. Georgia: 3-2
Head Coach: Mark Fox (Eastern New Mexico '91)
Record at Georgia: 81-74 (5th Season)
Overall Record: 204-117 (10th Season)
Vs. Arkansas: 5-2
STARTING 5 QUICK 5 HITS
#00 Rashad Madden (G)
· Team-best 14.6 points in league play to rank 16th in the SEC.
· Reached double figures 20 times vs. 12 total in first two years.
· Scored 20+ points in four SEC contests.
· Has led the team in scoring eight SEC games.
· Team-high 40 threes after 24 combined his first two years.
#12 Fred Gulley III (G)
· Scored a career-high 12 points on 3-of-4 from three at Georgia.
· No turnovers in 10 of the last 14 games.
· Has a positive or equal assist/turnover ratio in all but two games.
· Committed no turnovers in 17 games.
· Started the last 17 games.
#24 Michael Qualls (G)
· Hit game-winning shots vs. Kentucky and at Vanderbilt.
· Reached double figures last six games, a career SEC-best.
· Averaging 14.8 points on 15-of-31 from three the last five games.
· Team leader with 21 double figure outings & 29 dunks.
· Landed on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays seven times this season.
#04 Coty Clarke (F)
· Scored seven of Arkansas' 11 points in overtime at Kentucky.
· Averaging 11.2 points, 8.0 rebounds & 3.2 assists last six games.
· Has team-bests for boards (14), assists (7) & steals (5) in a game.
· Led the team on the boards 11 times, including eight in SEC play.
· Has scored a season-high 16 points three times, all in SEC play.
#10 Bobby Portis (F)
· Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week - Dec. 9, Jan. 6 & Feb. 10.
· Team leader in scoring (12.9) and rebounding (6.6).
· Vying to become first freshman to lead Arkansas in pts & reb.
· Scored an Arkansas freshman record 35 points vs. Alabama.
· Only Razorback to start all 28 games.