Moody named top freshman after big games in wins over UTA, Lipscomb

Moses Moody was named the SEC men’s basketball Freshman of the Week after a pair of big games for Arkansas last week, the league announced Monday.

Moody averaged 21 points, 8.5 rebounds and two assists in wins over UT Arlington and Lipscomb. He made 70 percent of his shots from the field (14-of-20) — including 4-of-6 from 3-point range — while going 10-of-13 at the free throw line.

The Little Rock native had game highs with 24 points and nine rebounds versus UTA to become the first Razorback freshman since Bobby Portis in 2014 to have at least 24 and nine in a game.

He followed that with an 18-point, eight-rebound performance versus Lipscomb. Moody made 7-of-his-8 shots, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, while adding three assists in just 24 minutes played.

Moody is the only Razorback to score in double figures in all four games this season.

He ranks 16th in the NCAA (2nd in the SEC) in free throws made (25), fourth in the SEC in free throw percentage (.862) and seventh in the SEC in scoring (17.5 ppg).

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.