Going down to Tennessee in basketball!!!!

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Arkansas vs. Tennessee Men’s Basketball Highlights

Published on Jan 22, 2014

The University of Tennessee defeated Arkansas 81-74 in Thompson Boling Arena. Jordan McRae scored a season-high 34 points and Jeronne Maymon added 17 to lead the Vols to victory.

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Cuonzo Martin was gracious in the post game press conference after the victory over Arkansas in Knoxville. I texted some of my Vol relatives and asked if they were watching the game. One nephew of mine is a UT student but he didn’t make it to the game that night. My son Hunter and I watched the game together. I predicted that we would lose by 15 and not be competitive but I was wrong and we had the lead  by 8 with about 10 minutes left, but we had a cold streak of making only one field goal in the last 8 minutes of the game. Also Tennessee hit 15 of their last 20 from the free throw line in the last 6 minutes while Arkansas only hit 11 foul shots the whole game.

I got pretty negative about this year’s team when I realized that if we lost to Tennessee that we would be 1-4 in the conference after losing to Georgia and Texas A&M recently plus losing to Florida when they did not have their best player and the game was in Fayetteville against the Gators!!!!

I still think that Mike Anderson will get it going next year but this year may be toast. My son Wilson thought we would win last night but that just did not happen. Tennessee has a special player in Stokes and if he stays next year then he may be really special!!!

Fouled Up – Razorbacks Lose in Tennessee

BASKETBALLFEATUREDRAZORBACKS | JANUARY 23, 2014 BY  | 0 COMMENTS

Fouled Up Razorbacks Lose in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. – Despite becoming the first visiting team to score 70 points at Thompson-Boling Arena this season, Arkansas couldn’t fend off a late charge by Tennessee in an 81-74 SEC loss on Wednesday night.

The Vols’ second half run was led by senior Jordan McRae, who scored 24 of his season-high 34 points in the final frame. McRae’s 12-of-14 night at the free throw line was a large part of Tennessee out-scoring the Razorbacks 30-11 at the charity stripe, while getting there 21 more times.

Arkansas led by as many as eight, 63-55 (11:30), in the second half and even limited the Vols to just one made field goal over the final 8:18, but fell victim due to 15-of-20 shooting at the free throw line by the home team over the final 6:31.

With under three minutes to play and Arkansas holding a 68-66 lead, the Razorbacks were whistled for a flagrant-1 foul underneath the hoop in a halfcourt set. Tennessee took advantage of the foul, making both free throws and getting the ball to McRae on the ensuing in-bounds pass for a three that gave the Vols five points in a matter of six seconds.

The three-pointer following the flagrant foul was part of a critical 7-0 run that jump-started the Vols and McRae, as he scored the team’s final 13 points to secure Tennessee’s (12-6, 3-2) 10th home win of the year.

Senior Coty Clarke led Arkansas (12-6, 1-4) with 16 points, including 14 in the second half, and nine rebounds, while junior Rashad Madden (15), redshirt senior Fred Gulley III (11) and seniorKikko Haydar (10) all finished in double figures.

Keys To The Contest
Arkansas was whistled for 29 fouls compared to 15 on the Vols, leading to a 38-17 edge in foul shot attempts for Tennessee. The result was a commanding 30-11 edge in points that out-weighed the Razorbacks’ advantage in points in the paint (30-26), points off turnovers (20-17), second chance points (19-7), fast break points (10-4) and bench points (25-6).

Quick Hits
➢ Game featured 15 lead changes and 10 ties.
➢ Arkansas shot 43 percent (28-65) compared to 41 percent (22-54) by Tennessee.
➢ Arkansas is the first team this season to score 70 points at Thompson-Boling Arena
➢ The Razorbacks accounted for the first 17 second chance points in the game.
➢ Arkansas’ 15 offensive rebounds marked its seventh straight game with double-digit offensive
caroms.
➢ Clarke scored 10 of his 14 second half points in the opening 3:49 of the frame.
➢ Clarke’s 16 points equaled a season-high he had two games ago vs. Florida.
➢ Clarke has led the team in scoring each of the last two games.
➢ Madden has reached double figures in all five SEC games.
➢ Madden’s eight rebounds were a season-high and equaled a career-best.
➢ Gulley has reached double figures in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
➢ Gulley is averaging 10.7 points over his last three games.
➢ Haydar became the 10th different Razorback to reach double figures this season.
➢ Haydar scored nine of his season-high 10 points in the first half, hitting all three of his three-point
attempts.

Coach Anderson Postgame Sound 
“I thought our defense showed up again tonight. We were tough and active on defense and that also translated to the boards. The difference tonight was the number of fouls which resulted in a large amount of free throws for Tennessee. Give them credit because they went and knocked them down, but it certainly provided the difference.”

#Fastest40 Facts
➢ Won the turnover battle (15-12) for the 21st time in the last 22 contests, including 17 of 18 this
season.
➢ Nine different players passed out an assist, as Arkansas finished with a positive assist/turnover
ratio for the 16th time out of 18 games this season.
➢ Suffered first loss of the year when registering double-digit steals (4-1).
➢ Lost for just the second time this season when scoring 20+ points off turnovers (9-2).

@RazorbackMBB Postgame Tweetables (140 Characters Or Less)
➢ 10 different players have scored in double figures for @RazorbackMBB this season, resulting in an
SEC-best 82.8 ppg #Fastest40
➢ Junior @RKMadden has scored in double figures 13 times this season compared to a combined 12
over his first two years #WeHOGS
➢ .@RazorbackMBB returns to BWA on Saturday vs. Auburn where it is 10-1 this season and
averaging 89.5 ppg. #Fastest40

Up Next
Arkansas will return to the friendly confines of Bud Walton Arena on Saturday when it hosts Auburn at 5:04 p.m. on Fox Sports South. The Razorbacks are 10-1 at Bud Walton Arena this season, last defeating then-No. 13/12 Kentucky in overtime on Jan. 14.

 

 

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Cuonzo Martin Arkansas Postgame Interview (1/22/14)

Published on Jan 22, 2014

Cuonzo Martin Arkansas Postgame Interview (1/22/14)

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