• Who: Arkansas Razorback (15-5, 3-4 SEC) at Alabama Crimson Tide (12-8, 4-3 SEC)
• What: Razorbacks have won five straight in the series with Alabama
• When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m. with pregame starting at 4:30 p.m.
• Where: Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Coleman Coliseum
• TV: SEC Network (Kevin Fitzgerald and Dane Bradshaw)
• Watch the ESPN-SEC Network online CLICK HERE
• Radio: ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
• Online: You can listen to the game at HitThatLine.com CLICK HERE
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will play three of its next four games on the road, starting with the game at Alabama today.
Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home in addition to online at HitThatLine.com CLICK HERE.
• This will be the 63rd meeting between Arkansas and Alabama. The Razorbacks own a 34-28 advantage in the series, including a 28-24 cushion in games since Arkansas joined the SEC.
• The Razorbacks have won five straight in the series and 6-of-the-last-7. However, the Crimson Tide owns a 20-7 advantage in games played in Tuscaloosa.
• Daniel Gafford, who had a double-double in the first half and finished with 29 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Razorbacks to an 82-70 win over Alabama in the teams’ 2018-19 regular-season finale.
• Isaiah Joe finished with 15 points, had a career-high six steals and tied a career-high with six rebounds.
• The game was tight throughout the first half. The largest lead was five points by Arkansas, 36-31, which was the halftime score. Overall, the first half featured six ties and second lead changes.
• The Crimson Tide got as close as seven points (56-49) with 7:45 left to play. Desi Sill answered with a 3-pointer to go up 10. Alabama hung around until Joe sank two free throws and converted a 4-point play to put the game out of reach.
Jones takes over as SEC’s scoring leader
• Mason Jones scored an SEC career-high 34 points — and added a career-high 12 rebounds — on Wednesday versus South Carolina to push him to the top of the SEC scoring list at 19.2 ppg.
• Arkansas has never had a player lead the SEC in scoring at season’s end.
• Jones also leads the team in rebounding, assists and steals. In fact, he is THE ONLY PLAYER IN THE SEC to rank among the top 20 in scoring (1st) and rebounds (14th) while ranking among the top 12 in steals (5th) and assists (11th).
Arkansas has best scoring trio in the SEC
Arkansas is the only team in the SEC to feature:
• Two players in the league’s top 5 for scoring for the season
• Jones (1st / 19.2) and Isaiah Joe (5th / 16.8)
• Three players in the league’s top 18 for scoring for the season with Jones (1st / 19.2), Joe (5th / 16.8) and Jimmy Whitt Jr. (10th / 14.9)
In SEC games, Arkansas is the only team in the league to feature:
• Three players in the league’s top 10 for scoring with Jones (4th / 18.3), Whitt (8th / 16.6), Joe (10th / 15.7)
Taking care of the ball in SEC play
• Since SEC play began, Arkansas has taken care of the ball and shared the ball better than the non-conference season. The Hogs have 73 assists and a league-low 51 turnovers in league play.
• In SEC play, Arkansas leads the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2).
• In SEC play, Arkansas is the only team to average single-digit turnovers (9.6/gm) while forcing the 2nd most turnovers (14.7/gm).
• In SEC play, Arkansas leads the league in turnover margin (+5.1). The next closest is Missouri at +2.0.
Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.