Gamecock men's rally falls short versus Arkansas in SEC tournament

Gamecock men's rally falls short versus Arkansas in SEC tournament

Javier Howell
March 12, 2018

Freshman Daniel Gafford scored 16 points with 12 rebounds. "This was a win we really needed, so we just came out and handled our business". Gafford put an exclamation point on the win with a windmill dunk with 15 seconds left.

Butler's top dog is senior forward Kelan Martin. "When Anton caught the ball, in my mind, I was pretty ready to throw it down". Daryl Macon scored 12 points and hit 8 of 8 free throws for the Razorbacks, including two in the final minute that helped seal the win. Beard scored 10 points. Chris Chiozza added 16 points and KeVaughn Allen 11 for the Gators, who hit six of their first 10 3-pointers before hitting only seven of their next 22 to finish 13-of-32 overall from behind the arc.

On the SEC Network, at approximately 8:30 p.m. tonight, Arkansas will play Wednesday's SC vs.

-I thought we played one of the more hard schedules and our guys performed well. Second time in four years we've been live as the team sees its bid.

"In addition, I thought they defended us at a high level, especially with their matchup zone". "You're going to give up something to somebody, but you don't want those big scorers to go off". "I knew it was good when it left my hands". "That's real big for those guys that never had the chance to get the feel of the NCAA". Arkansas managed to tie the game 10-10 at the 15:30 mark but mostly trailed until a 9-0 run starting with 4:57 left in the half.

Barford started the Razorbacks' run with a driving basket.

Anderson downplayed stopping the losing streak to Florida.

Gamecock men's rally falls short versus Arkansas in SEC tournament

"I'm not gonna tell you what time I went to sleep", he said, with a deadpan look. "It's Arkansas versus Florida".

"Ole Miss is one of those teams that went into Missouri and did something we didn't do, they went in there and beat them", Anderson said. They had our number. "Our mindset is just to go in and go after the first game".

Williams and Schofield combined for 28 points and 13 rebounds in the December loss to Arkansas.

"First half, we arguably played the best basketball we have all year", Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. "And that's what we did". Ole Miss AthleticsThe Ole Miss Rebels basketball teams 2018 season came to a heartbreaking 85-84 close to South Carolina Wednesday night in the SEC Tournament. Furthermore, the 35th-ranked offense of the Razorbacks (offensive efficiency of 113.5) will face off against the 37th-ranked defense of the Volunteers (defensive efficiency of 98.0).

Arkansas worked Tennessee into a high-scoring affair when the two SEC rivals met to open conference play on December 30. It wasn't just the number of points Barford scored that was so impressive, but rather when - and how - he scored them.

THEY STOLE THE SHOW: As mentioned above, Barford was Arkansas' rock on Friday evening.

The Razorbacks are 8-2 in their past 10 games. "Defensively and offensively, guys are understanding their roles".

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