Razorbacks Set to Face #6 Kentucky

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Having won four of the last eight meetings against Kentucky, the Arkansas men’s basketball team travels to Lexington for a Saturday showdown in Rupp Arena against the No. 6 Wildcats. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network.


The Rundown
Saturday, Jan. 7
Tip-off: 7:30 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network


The Kentucky Series
Kentucky’s last conference loss in Rupp Arena came at the hands of Arkansas on Feb. 27, 2014, in a 71-67 overtime decision. Since then, the Wildcats have won 20 straight SEC games at home.


 Arkansas has won four of the last eight meetings against Kentucky, with three of those victories coming against a ranked Wildcat squad.


 The Razorbacks have road wins over 10 different SEC opponents in the last three-plus years, joining Florida (11) and Kentucky (13) as the only schools to accomplish the feat.


 Arkansas last knocked off an AP top-10 team on the road on Feb. 25, 2006, defeating No. 10 Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena.


The #Fastest40 Facts
Arkansas has equaled its best 14-game start in the Mike Anderson era with a 12-2 record. The 2014-15 team opened the year 13-2.


 Arkansas joins No. 4 UCLA and No. 14 North Carolina as the only high-major teams in the country to score 70-plus points in 14 games this season. The Razorbacks last scored 70-plus in each of their first 14 games in 1994-95.


 With Tuesday’s win at Tennessee, Arkansas jumped 13 spots in the NCAA RPI to check in at No. 29. The Razorbacks are 3-2 against top 100 RPI teams with their only losses coming to two teams in the top 10.


 Dating back to last season, Arkansas has won three consecutive SEC road games and is looking to win four straight for the first time since the 1994-95 season.


 Arkansas has recorded runs of at least 10-0 on 14 different occasions this year, including a season-high 21-0 run against Austin Peay on Dec. 3. The Razorbacks have multiple 10-0 runs in five of 14 games this year.


 The Razorbacks have held opponents scoreless for three-plus minutes 23 times this year, including at least once in 11 of 14 games this season. Arkansas held UT Arlington scoreless for a season-best 7:11 during the second half, going on a 15-0 run.


 Arkansas and Kentucky are the top two scoring teams in the SEC with the Wildcats averaging 94.0 points per game and the Razorbacks following at 82.6.


Courtesy: University of Arkansas Sports Information Department

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