FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Following two 20-point performances in comeback wins for Arkansas, senior guard Daryl Macon has been named SEC Player of the Week for the third time this season and the fourth time in his career.
Macon becomes the first Razorback in program history to earn the honor three times in a single season and four times in a career.
He averaged 23.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two wins this week for Arkansas at Georgia and against Oklahoma State in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Macon went 14-of-27 (.519) from the floor, 9-of-17 (.529) from deep and a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line.
His two 20-point efforts bring his season total to eight this year, giving him 11 in his career, including each of the last three games, all off the bench.
Down by as many as 16 at Georgia, Macon helped Arkansas force overtime, where the Razorbacks and Bulldogs would need two extra periods to decide the outcome. Macon scored 25 of Arkansas’ last 41 points, including 16-of-17 in the two overtimes.
After going 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the two overtimes at Georgia, Daryl Macon is a perfect 19-of-19 from the free throw line in the final minute and overtime of games this season. In his career, he is 49-of-53 (.925).
He followed that performance with another 20-point effort against Oklahoma State, where he was the lone Razorback to score in double figures, shooting 7-of-13 (.538) from the field, 4-of-7 (.571) from behind the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe.
This season, Macon is the only player in the SEC to rank in the top 10 in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (2nd – .431), scoring (4th – 16.6 point per game), free throw percentage (5th – .860), assists (8th – 4.0) and field goal percentage (9th – .457).