Brown has triple double, Pistons beat 76ers 96-81
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bruce Brown had a triple double and the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-81 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the NBA Summer League.
Last season: 23-12, lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Butler.
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.
DETROIT (AP) — No. 7 seed Arkansas (23-11) vs. No. 10 seed Butler (20-13)
First round, East Region; Detroit; 3:10 p.m. EDT on Friday
BOTTOM LINE: In a sport loaded with talented young players who quickly jump to the NBA, this game will feature several standout seniors. Forward Kalen Martin is Butler's leading scorer at 20.8 points per game and he needs just nine more to reach 2,000 for his career. The top two scorers for Arkansas are also seniors — guards Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon.
Outgoing Daryl Macon making the most of his time at Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon wasn't always the upbeat, quick-witted member of the Razorbacks basketball team fans are familiar with now.
When the Arkansas guard isn't busy trying to elicit a laugh, he speaks more softly and his mood turns reflective. The seriousness of his eyes betrays his well-deserved reputation as the easygoing, light-hearted jokester.
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.
Macon, Arkansas hold off Alabama comeback try 76-73
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Daryl Macon, the Southeastern Conference's top free throw shooter, delivered on his second chance at the line.
Macon scored 17 points and made two free throws with 12 seconds left, helping lift Arkansas to a 76-73 victory over Alabama on Saturday night.
The Razorbacks (20-9, 9-7 SEC) took control with nine straight points for a 65-57 lead with four minutes left, then withstood a challenge.
Macon tops 20-point mark again in Arkansas win over Vandy
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon had plenty of work left to do at halftime if he hoped to reach the 20-point plateau for a seventh straight game.
Like most everything the Arkansas guard sets his mind to these days, Macon found his touch in the second half of the Razorbacks 72-54 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
Macon, Barford lead Arkansas past South Carolina, 81-65
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford are no strangers to controlling games offensively much of the time, with both of the Arkansas seniors in the top five in the Southeastern Conference in scoring.
For one night, at least, the Razorbacks backed up their dynamic guard duo with a defensive effort worthy of a team hoping to reach the NCAA Tournament for a third time in four seasons.
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.
Macon’s late 3s power Arkansas past Georgia, 80-77 in 2 OTs
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Daryl Macon wouldn't be stopped by a scoreless first half.
There would still be plenty of time for Macon to make his impact.
Macon overcame his slow start to sink three 3-pointers in the second overtime and score 25 points, lifting Arkansas to an 80-77 win over Georgia on Tuesday night.
"He was great," said Jaylen Barford of Macon. "He told me at one point 'I'm coming.' I was like 'All right, let's get it.' He started hitting a lot of shots. That's a scorer for you."
Macon, Barford lead Arkansas past No. 19 Tennessee in OT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon came back to Arkansas for his senior year for a number of reasons, from bettering his professional prospects to improving on a second-round NCAA Tournament appearance last season.
None of those reasons meant as much to Macon as the environment in Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
Macon scores 25 to lead Arkansas past Troy, 88-63
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon had one final chance to impress his friends and family in central Arkansas.
The Arkansas senior made sure to leave a lasting impression, scoring 25 points in an 88-63 win over Troy on Saturday night.
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.
Macon, Barford pace Arkansas to opening win over Samford
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon was second on Arkansas in scoring a year ago, even while easing his way into his first season of major college basketball.
Macon showed he isn't planning on easing his way into anything this season on Friday night, scoring 16 points and finishing with a career-best eight assists as the Razorbacks rolled to an opening 95-56 win over Samford.
Return of Barford, Macon has Hogs thinking tourney repeat
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — For much of last season, Arkansas appeared on the verge of missing the NCAA Tournament for a fifth time in six seasons under coach Mike Anderson.
Arkansas guard Jaylen Barford returning for senior season
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas returned to the NCAA Tournament for a second time in three years this season, thanks in large part to the arrival of junior college transfers Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon.
The Razorbacks will try and make it three out of four seasons in the NCAAs next season, led once again by Barford and Macon — who announced Tuesday they are returning for their senior seasons.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas junior guards Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon have announced they both plan to enter this year's NBA draft without hiring agents, allowing them both the chance to return to school for their senior seasons.
The move will allow both players to receive evaluations from NBA teams yet return to the Razorbacks following the NBA draft combine in May, if they so decide.
Anderson: NBA draft a ‘possibility’ for Macon, Barford
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson sounded less certain about the return of the Razorbacks top underclassmen on Monday night, saying there's a "possibility" junior guards Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford could enter their names in the NBA draft.
The move would allow the duo to receive evaluations from NBA teams and return to the Razorbacks for their senior seasons, if they decided to withdraw from the draft and didn't hire an agent.
Anderson expects Arkansas’ underclassmen to return
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson says he expects each of the team's underclassmen to return to school next season, a year after the Razorbacks advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a second time in three seasons.
After finishing 16-16 last season, Arkansas improved to 26-10 this year — bolstered by the additions of junior-college transfers Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon.
Hog-tied: Arkansas routs Vanderbilt 76-62 in SEC semifinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Moses Kingsley had 12 points and 13 rebounds as the third-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks beat Vanderbilt 76-62 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals.
The Razorbacks (25-8) won their third straight to reach the championship for the seventh time. They will play eighth-ranked Kentucky, a 79-74 winner over Alabama , for the second time in three years Sunday.
Arkansas edges Ole Miss 73-72 in SEC tourney quarterfinals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks had to wait the longest to play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament, and a little rust from a nearly weeklong layoff showed.
Just consider them relieved to pull out a win and advance.
Manuale Watkins drove for a layup with 1:28 left to put Arkansas ahead, and the Razorbacks held off Mississippi 73-72 on Friday night in the quarterfinals.
Barford, Hannahs lead Arkansas past Auburn 79-68
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jaylen Barford scored 20 points and Dusty Hannahs added 18 and Arkansas held off Auburn 79-68 on Saturday to win its fifth consecutive game.
Daryl Macon added 13 for the Razorbacks (22-7, 11-5 Southeastern Conference), who dominated Auburn with 36 points in the paint.
Barford’s 16 points leads Arkansas past Texas A&M, 86-77
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jaylen Barford scored 16 points as Arkansas took another step toward solidifying an NCAA Tournament berth with an 86-77 win over Texas A&M on Wednesday night.
The win is the fourth straight for the Razorbacks (21-7, 10-5 Southeastern Conference), giving them two separate four-game SEC winning streaks in the same season for the first time since the 1997-98 season. It's also Arkansas' 10th straight win over the Aggies (14-13, 6-9) in Fayetteville.
Macon’s career-best 30 points leads Arkansas past Ole Miss
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon has had the typical ups and downs many junior-college transfers experience in their first seasons after arriving on the major college basketball scene during his first go-around with Arkansas.
The Razorbacks junior was at his absolute best on Saturday, scoring a career-high 30 points as Arkansas (20-7, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) continued its late-season push toward the NCAA Tournament with a 98-80 win over Mississippi.
Four straight foul-outs, plenty of frustration for USC forward Chris Silva
COLUMBIA — The foul that sent Chris Silva to the bench occurred 80 feet from the basket, and with 2:30 remaining in a two-point game. South Carolina’s 6-9 forward reached out defensively after a missed shot, made contact with Arkansas guard Daryl Macon, and stood bewildered after the whistle blew.
Arkansas rallies to beat LSU 78-70
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dusty Hannahs and Daryl Macon scored 17 points each and Arkansas rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat LSU 78-70 on Saturday night.
The Razorbacks (18-7, 7-5 SEC) trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half and took control of the game with outstanding 3-point shooting. After making just three shots from behind the arc in the first half, Arkansas made seven after halftime.
Barnett, Missouri beat Arkansas 83-78
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's worst conference losing streak in school history just ended on Saturday night against the same opponent as when it began.
Jordan Barnett scored 17 points and K.J. Walton added 16, helping Missouri beat Arkansas 83-78.
Missouri (6-16, 1-9 SEC) fell 84-72 on Feb. 20, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, beginning a streak of 14 consecutive SEC losses.
Kevin Puryear had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Cullen Van Leer scored 12 points.
Arkansas rallies from 15-point deficit, stuns Vandy 71-70
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Macon is really good at knocking down free throws. Until Tuesday night, the Arkansas junior never had been at the line with a chance to win a game.
A little nervous, he hit the first one. Then Macon added two more with 1.6 seconds left, finishing off a stunning rally from a 15-point deficit as Arkansas beat Vanderbilt 71-70 Tuesday night for the Razorbacks' fourth straight win.
Arkansas rallies in 2nd half, holds off Texas A&M 62-60
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Arkansas has won all six of its games this season against opponents from the state of Texas, a nugget lost on Razorbacks guard Daryl Macon.
"I'm just happy to win," Macon said, shrugging. "I don't care what state they're from."
Macon was especially happy Tuesday night, after the Razorbacks climbed back to .500 in Southeastern Conference play following a 62-60 comeback victory at Texas A&M.
Arkansas snaps 2-game SEC losing skid, beats Missouri 92-73
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon scored 17 points and Dusty Hannahs added 16 as Arkansas snapped a two-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 92-73 win against Missouri on Saturday.
Macon, Arkansas' top scorer, had just eight points in Tuesday night's stunning 84-78 home loss to youthful Mississippi State.
Free throws help Arkansas outlast Tennessee 82-78
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Macon never felt jittery.
Each time Arkansas attempted a free throw with a road game on the line Tuesday night, Macon knew in his heart he'd deliver. The junior guard was at a place where he feels completely comfortable — the foul line.
Macon was 8 of 8 on free throws in the final 54 seconds as Arkansas erased a 13-point deficit and withstood a late Tennessee comeback in an 82-78 victory over the Volunteers.
Happy homecoming: Allen leads Florida over Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A lot of people expected Florida guard KeVaughn Allen to have a good night on his return to Arkansas. Even knowing that ahead of time did little to help the Razorbacks against the No. 25 Gators in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Allen hit key baskets to end run-after-Arkansas-run Thursday as Florida took an 81-72 victory. Daryl Macon scored 22 while trying to keep the Razorbacks close, but conceded after the game there was little to do but watch.
Homegrown stars shine as Arkansas beats Sam Houston State
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — It was a neutral-site game on the schedule, but Thursday's trip to central Arkansas brought three Razorbacks home — and the trio helped lift their team to a 90-56 over Sam Houston State in both teams' final game before conference play.
Daryl Macon, from Little Rock, scored 17 points and Anton Beard from North Little Rock added 16 as Arkansas (11-1) took advantage of the Bearkats' poor shooting for an easy victory.
Macon, Hannahs’ second half surge leads Arkansas over Bison
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Daryl Macon wasted little time making his presence felt Tuesday night against North Dakota State.
One of Mike Anderson's prized junior college recruits, Macon followed up a 23-point performance last Saturday against Texas with a team-high 15 points, knocking down three 3-pointers as Arkansas won its seventh straight game, 71-55.
Macon was one of four Razorbacks in double figures along with Anton Beard, Moses Kingsley and Dusty Hannahs, who each added 11.
Macon’s career-high 23 points lead Arkansas over Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — Daryl Macon scored a career-high 23 points, and Arkansas fought off Texas for its sixth straight win, 77-74, Saturday.
Macon, whose previous career high was 17 against Houston on Dec. 6, was 14 of 14 from the free-throw line to lead the Razorbacks, who made 29 of 31 free throws.
"It was a game of runs, and I thought we did a good job of getting to the free-throw line and making those free throws," Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said.