Kentucky vs. Arkansas Breakdown

KSR breaks down Saturday afternoon's matchup between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Arkansas Razorbacks. The game will take place at 4 pm eastern at Rupp Arena.

Kentucky at Arkansas

When: Saturday, January 23rd, 4 p.m. Eastern
Where: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY.

Arkansas Schedule (Last Ten Games)
12/16 - vs Alabama State - W 76-51
12/19 - vs Stephen F. Austin - W 72-69
12/22 - vs Missouri State -W 66-62
12/30 - vs Baylor - L 70-47
1/2 - vs UAB - L 73-72
1/5 - vs Texas - L 96-85
1/14 - at Mississippi State - L 82-80
1/16 - vs Alabama - W 71-59
1/21 - vs Florida - L 71-66
1/23 - at Kentucky - SEC Network 4 P.M. Eastern

Record: 8-10

Arkansas Statistical Leaders
Rotnei Clark - 18.3 points per game
Marshawn Powell - 6.7 rebounds per game
Courtney Fortson - 8.3 assists per game
Rotnei Clark - 49.3 percent three-point percentage
Marshawn Powell - 1.3 blocks per game
Marshawn Powell - 1.4 steals per game

Arkansas Team Statistics
Points Per Game: 75.6
Points Allowed Per Game: 72.7
Field Goal Percentage: 46.1
Three Point Percentage: 36.8
Free Threw Percentage: 66.7
Rebound Margin: -2.2
Assists Per Game: 15.0
Turnovers Per Game: 13.3

Arkansas Breakdown

One of Arkansas's biggest strengths lies in their three point shooting specialist, Rotnei Clark. Clark shoots nearly 50 percent from the arc and has made six times more threes this season that the next closes Razorback (Stefan Welsh - 11). Point guard Courtney Fortson has been back for four games and has been dynamic during that time averaging 16 points and eight assists. Freshman Marshawn Powell has been a strong contributor averaging 15 points an close to seven rebounds a game. Michael Washington has also been solid with 13 points and six rebounds.

Arkansas does play 10 players over 10 minutes a game and one other player nearly ten minutes per game. There are only a couple of true big men on the roster who play significant minutes, so Kentucky will have the advantage in the post, like in most games. However, Arkansas has waves of players on the perimeter who will come in and defend and be a threat to score.

Kentucky will have to defend Clark closely on the perimeter, but they will also have to prepare for Fortson's penetration and kick outs to the wing. Fortson makes Arkansas a stronger team with his presence and experience. On the front line Washington and Powell are both capable of having big games against the Wildcats. Kentucky will have to impose their will with their stronger post players, but the Wildcat guards will have to remain under control. Wall and Bledsoe will have to maintain their composure and avoid making getting into the frantic pace that the Hogs enjoy.

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