Mizzou Travels to Arkansas for Midweek Contest

NCAA MBB: Mizzou Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Coming off a top-15 victory, the University of Missouri men’s basketball team heads on the road for a midweek matchup against Arkansas, Wednesday, Jan. 12. The game is slated for an 8 p.m. tip on SEC Network with Mike Morgan and Jon Sundvold on the call.  Mike Kelly and Chris Gervino will have the call on Tiger Radio Network. 

Kevin Fitzgerald and Dane Bradshaw have the broadcast call, while Mike Kelly and Chris Gervino will have the call on the Tiger Radio Network. 

MIZZOU HEADLINES

  • Kobe Brown earned SEC Player of the Week honors, following a 30-point, 13-rebound outburst against the Crimson Tide. Brown also contributed four assists and a block in his fifth double-double of the season. 
  • The junior from Huntsville, Ala. ranks third in the league in both rebounds per game (8.8) and field goal percentage (52.4). 
  • Down to just 10 players against the Tide, Mizzou totaled four players in double-digit points. Jarron Coleman (18), Javon Pickett (15) and DaJuan Gordon (15) all stepped up as Mizzou scored a season-high 92 points.
  • The team’s season-high scoring effort included a 2021-22 best, 19 assists. Coleman lead the Tigers with a game-high six. 
  • Mizzou’s success continues on the offensive glass as the team is ranked 23rd nationally with 13.14 offensive rebounds/game. 
  • This season, Mizzou is 7-1 when outrebounding its opponents including a 43-31 advantage against then-No. 15 Alabama. 
  • Trevon Brazile continues to develop, just six games into his freshman season. Against the Tide, Brazile had a career-high seven boards in addition to nine points and three blocks. Brazile has 16 blocks through six games, averaging 2.7 per game. 
  • Mizzou’s strength of schedule ranks 18th in the country according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI). 

THE SERIES

  • Arkansas owns the tight 30-26 lead in the all-time series, including a 17-11 advantage in Fayetteville. 
  • The two teams faced off three times last year, with Mizzou taking the first meeting in an 81-68 win in Bud Walton Arena. 
  • 27 of the 56 all-time games have been decided by five points or less, including four of the last six. 
  • Mizzou’s previous five losses in the all-time series have been by an average of six points. The Tigers’ last five wins in the series have been by an average of five points. 

SCOUTING ARKANSAS    

  • Arkansas’ Stanely Umude ranks second among all active SEC players with 1,677 career points. The fifth-year player is one of five Razorback’s to average double-digit scoring, with 10.5 points per game. 
  • JD Notae leads the SEC with 18.8 points per game and ranks fifth nationally with 2.79 steals per game. 
  • The Razorbacks have seven players listed as a junior or higher, making them one of the more experienced rosters in the SEC. 
  • As a team, Arkansas leads the conference in free throw attempts and free throws made, while also being top-five in assist-turnover ratio. 
  • In losses this season, the Razorbacks have still averaged 74 points per game and shot at a 41.6 clip. 
  • After opening the season 9-0, Arkansas has lost five of its last six games, including an 0-3 start to Southeastern Conference play. 

UP NEXT
Mizzou returns home, where the Tigers boast a 6-2 record, Saturday, Jan. 18 as they are set to take on Texas A&M. The game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on SEC Network. Tickets are available at MUTIgers.com/MBBTix.  

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