FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford has declared for the NBA draft and will not play in the NIT, where the Razorbacks faced Providence on Tuesday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford posted his 10th double-double of the season, scoring 29 points and pulling down a career-best 16 rebounds to spark Arkansas to an 82-70 win over Alabama in...
Arkansas looks for home win vs Bama
Alabama (17-13, 8-9) vs. Arkansas (16-14, 7-10)
Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas looks for its fourth straight win over Alabama at...
Arkansas routs Vandy 84-48 to add to Dores’ season of misery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Gafford scored 20 points, and the Arkansas Razorbacks routed Vanderbilt 84-48 Wednesday night to seal the Commodores' worst season ever.
Vandy looks to end streak vs Arkansas
Arkansas (15-14, 6-10) vs. Vanderbilt (9-20, 0-16)
Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas looks to extend Vanderbilt's conference losing...
Harris’ late basket ends Arkansas’ six-game losing streak
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — When Arkansas chose this date to honor the 25th anniversary of its 1994 national championship team, using that as motivation to end a six-game losing streak was not part...
Arkansas looks to end streak vs Ole Miss
Mississippi (19-9, 9-6) vs. Arkansas (14-14, 5-10)
Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi looks to extend Arkansas's conference losing...
No. 4 Kentucky looks to extend streak vs Arkansas
Arkansas (14-13, 5-9) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (23-4, 12-2)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Kentucky looks for its seventh straight win in the...
Flagg scores 22, leads Texas A&M past Arkansas 87-80
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — With 30 seconds left, Texas A&M forward Savion Flagg stepped to the free-throw line knowing the game was probably out of reach, even if Arkansas fouled and moved the ball...
Tilmon helps Missouri hold off Arkansas 79-78
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — With 17 seconds remaining in Missouri's game against Arkansas on Tuesday night, Razorbacks' forward Daniel Gafford slammed home a dunk off an alley-oop to cut the Tigers' lead to just one point. Missouri guard Xavier Pinson committed a push-off foul on the ensuing possession and Arkansas had a chance to win the game on the final possession.
This was familiar territory for Missouri, which had blown second-half leads in two of its prior three home contests.
Gafford scores 28, Arkansas rallies past Vanderbilt 69-66
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford didn't exactly ooze with confidence when he stepped to the free-throw line this season.
The Arkansas sophomore post and likely first-round NBA Draft pick was shooting less than 60 percent from the foul line coming into Tuesday's SEC home game against Vanderbilt, so it was easy to see the Commodores' strategy of fouling the 6-foot-11 post when he got the basketball around the goal.
Jones hits late basket, lifts Arkansas over No. 19 LSU 90-89
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson couldn't help but rave about his team's poise, even though the Razorbacks had blown an 18-point lead during the final 13 minutes.
Mason Jones hit a driving floater off the glass with 22 seconds left and Arkansas beat No. 19 LSU 90-89 on Saturday night to hand the Tigers their first conference loss this season and first home loss in more than a year.
"We were able to steal one today," Anderson said. "Our guys remained poised and did not panic."
Jones with 23 helps Arkansas beat Georgia 70-60
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas guard Mason Jones scored 23 points and added six rebounds to help his team fend off Georgia 70-60 on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks (12-8, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) survived the Dawgs' 54-30 advantage on the boards, but a dreadful combination of 16 turnovers and 15-for-29 free-throw shooting put the visitors in a bind and kept the Hogs afloat.
Four-game losing streak has Arkansas searching for answers
Arkansas basketball's slow return to national relevance has hit a snag.
The Razorbacks (10-7, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) are struggling in coach Mike Anderson's eighth season in Fayetteville, losing four straight league games over the past two weeks. A third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament is in serious jeopardy as a young roster led by potential NBA first-round draft pick Daniel Gafford tries to find its footing when it hosts Missouri (10-6, 1-3) on Wednesday.
Reid outduels Gafford in overtime, LSU beats Arkansas 94-88
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Naz Reid admitted Saturday's game was one he had circled on the calendar. And for a couple of reasons.
Jones, Gafford help Arkansas hold off Texas State 73-70
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mason Jones provided the spark Arkansas desperately needed while down 13 points early in the first half against Texas State on Saturday.
Daniel Gafford and the rest of the Razorbacks followed Jones' lead from there, helping the Southeastern Conference school earn a much-needed 73-70 victory over the Bobcats.
Bassey leads Western Kentucky in 78-77 upset of Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — With fewer than 30 seconds left in Western Kentucky's game against Arkansas, Hilltoppers center Charles Bassey got the ball in the lane and was met by a couple Razorbacks defenders.
Instead of forcing it, the NBA prospect made a smart read and dumped the ball off to a wide-open Marek Nelson, who laid it in with 19 seconds to go.
Arkansas holds off Colorado State 98-74 for 6th straight win
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly a dozen NBA scouts showed up to catch a glimpse Arkansas big man Daniel Gafford.
He delivered. So did guard Jalen Harris — with pinpoint pass after pass.
Harris had a career-high 12 assists and Gafford overcame a sluggish start to finish with 12 points, helping the Razorbacks beat Colorado State 98-74 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.
"They have an NBA player down there. If he catches it in there, good luck," Colorado State coach Niko Medved said.
Gafford scores 21 to lead Arkansas past UT-Arlington, 78-60
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford spent part of last season feeling his way around the college game and playing more of a support role on an Arkansas team that reached the NCAA Tournament.
The Arkansas forward has taken to this whole leading role thing quite nicely during his encore performance.
Gafford scored 21 points to lead the Razorbacks to their fourth straight victory with a 78-60 win over Texas-Arlington on Friday night.
Gafford’s career high lifts Arkansas over Indiana 73-72
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An overtime loss in the season opener might have proved instrumental for Arkansas in a narrow win against Indiana.
The Razorbacks squandered a late lead in a 73-71 overtime loss to Texas, and the same fate loomed large again Sunday as the Hoosiers erased a double-digit Arkansas lead in the second half.
This time, the Razorbacks (2-1) found a way to hang on as Mason Jones' free throw with 2.5 seconds left provided Arkansas a 73-72 win in the Hardwood Showcase.
Arkansas shoots past UC Davis from deep, 81-58
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After missing 15 free throws in the first half, Arkansas regrouped from the line to shoot almost 78 percent after intermission and handle UC Davis, 81-58, on Monday night.
Last season: 23-12, lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Butler.
Gafford front and center for inexperienced Arkansas squad
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford is living his best life these days around the Arkansas campus, and that's exactly what the sophomore had in mind after last season when he took a likely one-year pass on the NBA.
The Razorbacks forward is seemingly everywhere in Fayetteville, from being shown on the video board cheering in the student section during Arkansas football games to standing out while merely walking across campus — all 6-foot-11 of his star-powered self.
Hall, Jones to transfer from Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas forward Darious Hall and guard C.J. Jones will transfer, a blow to a program coming off its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years.
Gafford to return for sophomore season at Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford was an afterthought in the eyes of many NBA draft observers when he arrived at Arkansas.
It didn't take long for the 6-foot-11 forward to emerge as one of the best in the Southeastern Conference — and a top NBA prospect.
Missouri caps season with victory over Arkansas, 77-67
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Arkansas and Missouri faced off in January, the Razorbacks dominated the paint. They fouled out Missouri bigs Jeremiah Tilmon and Jontay Porter, and limited them to a combined nine points and seven rebounds.
On Saturday, Tilmon and Porter got their revenge. Porter scored 19 points, Tilmon added 17, the two each had eight rebounds and Missouri defeated Arkansas 77-67.
Anderson returns to Columbia ‘planning’ to face Porter Jr. in regular-season finale
On Tuesday, during the second half of Arkansas’s penultimate regular-season game against Auburn, Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson watched with a grin as Daniel Gafford dominated the rim with a two-hand slam.
Gafford, a 6-foot-11 freshman forward, scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked seven shots in the 91-82 upset win. He has emerged as the Razorbacks’ star late in the season, and it’s showed; Arkansas has won six out of its past seven games.
Gafford scores 21 to lead Arkansas past No. 14 Auburn, 91-82
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford didn't start Arkansas' final home game of the season against Auburn on Tuesday night.
Once the Razorbacks' starting lineup of all seniors made way, the remarkably athletic freshman all but finished the No. 14 Tigers in Arkansas' 91-82 win.
Barford leads dominant Arkansas past No. 21 Texas A&M, 94-75
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford capped off the most difficult stretch of his young Southeastern Conference career with a disappointing and foul-plagued performance the last time Arkansas faced Texas A&M.
The standout Razorbacks forward remembered that game all too well, and it showed as he added yet another dominating effort to his remarkable freshman season on Saturday.
Gafford, Hall lead Arkansas past Ole Miss, 75-64
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson smiled, nodded his head affirmatively and used one his favorite words, "energy", to describe his Razorbacks.
"We've got some young energy," said Anderson, after the Razorbacks beat Mississippi 75-54 on Tuesday night.
"We're seeing the young players contribute, not just offensively, but with energy and it showed tonight."
Gafford’s tip-in lifts Arkansas past Oklahoma State, 66-65
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon's worst game in his two seasons at Arkansas came in a blowout loss at Oklahoma State a year ago.
The senior guard made amends for that lackluster performance on Saturday, and the Razorbacks returned the favor at home with a 66-65 win over the Cowboys.
Daniel Gafford put the finishing touch on the comeback win for Arkansas (15-6), tipping in Anton Beard's missed floater with 16.2 seconds to give the Razorbacks the one-point lead.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Bud Walton Arena crowd buzzed with a sense of urgency and a sense of pride as Daniel Gafford sprang into the air.
Through 16 games, the freshman forward has been big for Arkansas. On this night, he was massive, and this moment was the quintessential example.
Gafford finished an alley-oop over the head of Missouri freshman forward Jeremiah Tilmon, who was called for a foul — his fifth.
Arkansas ends 3-game skid, clips Missouri 65-63
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford and Dustin Thomas bent over in frustration as the basketball rolled out of bounds under the Missouri basket.
The Arkansas post players each went up uncontested to rebound a missed free throw and neither ended up with the ball with the Razorbacks trailing 57-53. To punctuate the turnover, Missouri's Kassius Robertson drained a mid-range jumper to give the Tigers a 59-53 lead and seemingly all the momentum with 4:43 left.
High-flying Daniel Gafford a force for surging Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daniel Gafford luckily avoided a technical foul when he surprised himself by dunking during pre-game warmups as an eighth-grader.
These days, the Arkansas freshman is doing much more than narrowly throwing down in a moment that doesn't matter.
He is turning college basketball into his own personal dunk party, much to the excitement of a fan base that believes the 6-foot-11 forward is the final piece to a team with hopes of making a deep NCAA Tournament run.
Razorbacks nearing return to rankings with dominant start
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon knew Arkansas would be good this season when he decided to return for his senior year.
Even the confident guard couldn't have known Arkansas would be this good.
Razorbacks use late surge to hold off Sooners 92-83
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the brackets were released for the PK80 Invitational, Arkansas knew there was a pretty good chance of getting another shot at North Carolina if it could get through the opener against Oklahoma.
It was a freshman not even on the Razorbacks roster when they lost to the Tar Heels last March that made sure Arkansas got the matchup it wanted.
Arkansas freshman Gafford dominates in win over Fresno State
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Despite struggling to stay on the court in Arkansas' first two games because of foul trouble, 6-foot-11 forward Daniel Gafford showed flashes of potential at times for the Razorbacks.
The immensely talented freshman showed all of college basketball just how dominant he can be when playing a full game on Friday night, scoring 25 points in 30 minutes as Arkansas (3-0) stayed perfect with an 83-75 victory over Fresno State.