|SEC Tournament - Quarterfinals - Nashville, TN|
|Last 5 Games||3-2||+0.8||3-2||2-3||77.2||35.0||47.1%||28.2||69.6||31.4||46.7%||36.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||76.3||35.9||27-60||44.9%||8-22||34.4%||15-23||66.3%||34||9||16||20||8||13||5|
|vs opponents surrendering||70.3||33.1||25-58||42.9%||7-22||33.6%||13-19||69.8%||34||9||13||18||6||14||3|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||75.2||34.4||26-60||44.0%||8-23||36.0%||14-21||66.3%||34||9||14||20||8||14||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)||72.8||34.8||24-57||42.6%||8-24||34.0%||16-23||69.0%||38||11||13||22||6||17||3|
|vs opponents averaging||73.7||35.2||26-58||44.8%||8-22||34.1%||14-20||71.2%||36||9||13||18||7||13||4|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||75.7||36.5||24-56||43.3%||9-23||37.8%||19-26||72.6%||38||11||14||21||6||16||4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3||-7.6||2-3||1-4||65.0||31.0||43.5%||29.4||64.2||30.6||44.2%||33.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||68.3||32.9||24-57||42.3%||8-25||33.4%||12-17||72.1%||33||9||12||18||7||12||4|
|vs opponents surrendering||70.8||33.3||25-58||42.7%||8-22||34.1%||13-19||69.9%||34||9||13||18||6||13||3|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||63.5||30.9||23-55||40.7%||7-24||31.3%||11-16||69.7%||32||8||12||19||7||11||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)||63.7||29.7||22-53||42.2%||6-20||31.6%||13-19||69.2%||35||9||11||17||6||15||3|
|vs opponents averaging||74.4||35.5||26-58||45.0%||8-22||34.4%||14-20||71.2%||37||10||14||18||7||13||4|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||62.7||28.7||21-51||41.6%||7-19||34.1%||14-21||66.3%||36||9||11||16||5||15||3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ARKANSAS 80.5, FLORIDA 83.2|
|1/26/2019||@ TEXAS TECH||64-67||L||10||W||137||U||21-48||43.7%||27||17||22-43||51.2%||25||21|
|2/9/2019||@ S CAROLINA||65-77||L||1.5||L||153||U||22-57||38.6%||29||14||26-48||54.2%||36||21|
|3/14/2019||*FLORIDA|| || || || || || || || || || || || || || |
|3/14/2019||*ARKANSAS|| || || || || || || || || || || || || || |
|ARKANSAS: Last season: 23-12, lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Butler.
Coach: Mike Anderson.
Conference: Southeastern Conference.
Who's gone: Six of Arkansas' top seven leading scorers, including the dynamic All-SEC guard duo of Jaylen Baford and Daryl Macon ' who combined to average 34.7 points per game a year ago. Point guard Anton Beard and forwards Dustin Thomas, Trey Thompson and Arlando Cook are also gone due to graduation, while guard C.J. Jones (Middle Tennessee State) and Darious Hall (DePaul) transferred.
Who's back: The Razorbacks return only three scholarship players, led by All-SEC forward Daniel Gafford. The athletic 6-foot-11 sophomore averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds ' shooting 60.5 percent from the field ' in only 23 minutes per game a year ago as a freshman, and he's projected as a lottery pick in next year's NBA draft. Also returning is junior Adrio Bailey (4.1 ppg) and sophomore Gabe Osabuohien (1.1 ppg).
Who's new: The vast majority of the overhauled roster from a year ago, with transfers Jalen Harris and Mason Jones expected to perform well early thanks to their experience. Harris, a 6-foot-2 point guard, sat out last season after transferring from New Mexico, and Jones averaged 15.5 points per game last year in junior college. Also, freshman Isaiah Joe scored 31 points on 9-of-14 shooting on 3-pointers in Arkansas' Red-White scrimmage and is expected to fill a large void from the outside for a Razorbacks team that returns only one player who hit a 3-pointer last season.
The Skinny: Despite having reached the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons, Anderson is under continued pressure to live up to the lofty standards set by his mentor, Hall of Fame coach Nolan Richardson. The chances of a fourth NCAA trip in five seasons aren't great with such an overhauled roster, but the return of Gafford should provide plenty of high-flying excitement.
Expectations: The Razorbacks were picked to finish 10th in the much-improved SEC this season, a reflection of the roster turnover. Gafford, however, is enough to give Arkansas a chance just about any time it steps on the court.
|FLORIDA: Last season: 21-13, losing in second round of NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Mike White.
Who's gone: Point guard Chris Chiozza, swingman Egor Koulechov, center John Egbunu.
Who's back: Guard Jalen Hudson entered the NBA draft but failed to get an invite to the combine, so he returned for his senior season. Hudson averaged a team-high 15.5 points last year and gives the Gators a proven scorer to play alongside shooting guard KeVaughn Allen and highly touted freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard. Forwards Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayes get some much-needed help in the frontcourt with the return of Chase Johnson (concussion) and Isaiah Stokes (knee).
Who's new: Nembhard is expected to be one of the top freshmen in the conference, maybe even the country. A 6-foot-5 Canadian who attended high school in nearby Orlando, Nembhard led his country to a silver medal in the FIBA U18 Americas. White calls him the best passer he's ever coached, saying "that is his gift." Forward Keyontae Johnson and guard Noah Locke will be role players as freshmen.
The Skinny: The Gators faltered in February, limped into the tournament and failed to get past the opening weekend. Still, back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances are notable progress for White, who's entering his fourth season at Florida. Team needs to be better at home after dropping five of 17 games in the O'Connell Center in 2017-18.
Expectations: Anything short of another NCAA Tournament berth would be a disappointment in White's fourth season. They have enough talent, experience and depth to make a lengthy postseason run, especially if Nembhard is as good as advertised.
|Last Updated: 3/20/2019 8:35:10 PM EST|