Looking to rebound from its first loss at Bud Walton Arena since 2012, Arkansas hosts its second straight ranked opponent in No. 13/12 Kentucky as the second part of ESPN Super Tuesday at 8 p.m. The 35th meeting between two of the three program's in the SEC that have won a National Championship features the top two scoring teams in the SEC, as the Razorbacks lead the way at 84.5 points per night to rank 15th in the nation. Arkansas' 23-game home win streak came to a heart-breaking end on Saturday in an 84-82 overtime loss against No. 10/11 Florida.
ARKANSAS FAST BREAK FACTS
• First time Arkansas has hosted back-to-back ranked opponents since 2010, when it closed non
conference vs. No. 24 UAB and No. 2 Texas at Bud Walton Arena.
• Trailed for a total of 36:45 at home over 405 minutes in 10 games, and haven't trailed at all in
• Averaging 89.8 points per game at home this season (9-1).
• Lead the SEC and rank 15th in the nation in scoring (84.5).
• Only team in the SEC to score 100 points three times, which is the same total produced the
previous seven years combined.
• Only team in the SEC to be held below 70 points one time.
• Nine different players have reached double figures while six players have led the team in scoring.
• One of three SEC teams with four players averaging double-digits.
• Also lead the SEC in assists (16.7), scoring margin (+16.6), field goal percentage (.476),
assist/turnover ratio (1.4) and turnover margin (+6.3), a figure it has led the league in both years
under coach Anderson.
• Turnover margin of +6.3 ranks fourth in the nation, while its out-scoring opponents by 11.7 per
game in points off turnovers.
• Finished with equal or more assists than turnovers in all but one game, while opponents have
accomplished the same feat just three times.
• Won the turnover battle in 18 of last 19 games dating back to last year and 67 of 79 games under
• The Arkansas bench is averaging 38.6 points, has supplied a double figure scorer in all but two
games and has out-scored the opposition 12 times resulting in a +14.9 per game margin.
• Forced opponents into 20 turnovers 20 times (19-1), including six times this season, under
Anderson, while coming away with 10+ steals in 28 contests (21-7).
• Anderson's #Fastest40 style of play has resulted in his teams winning the turnover battle in 319 of
• Currently ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 12 USA Today Coaches Poll.
• Snapped a four-game SEC road losing streak at Vanderbilt.
• Sport the youngest team in the nation based on experience, according to KenPom.com with nine
freshmen seeing time.
• Third in the nation in rebounding margin (+12.7), winning the battle on the boards in 14 of 15
contests, including a double-digit margin in 11 games.
• Second in the SEC in scoring (80.5), featuring four freshmen in double figures.
• A freshman has led the team in scoring in 14 of 15 games.
• Held below 70 points just twice (1-1) and own a 7-0 record when scoring 80+ points.
• Freshman Julius Randle leads the team in scoring (16.7) and is first in the SEC in rebounding
• Randle is second in the SEC in offensive rebounds (3.9), accounting for 12 of the team's 27 off.
caroms in league play.
Tuesday will be the first of two meetings between the two teams this season and 35th all-time. It will be the first time since 1992-93, that Arkansas have met twice in the regular season. Arkansas is 6-5 against the Wildcats at Bud Walton Arena, winning the last two meetings at home. The Razorbacks haven't taken two straight from Kentucky since 2000-01, a span of 13 games.