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.
Date: 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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