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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks knew they had an edge being much more rested and deeper than Vanderbilt, and they ran right over the Commodores on their way into the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.
Moses Kingsley had 12 points and 13 rebounds as the third-seeded Razorbacks beat Vanderbilt 76-62 on Saturday in the tournament semifinals that was never really close after halftime.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Dusty Hannahs pumped his fist, Manuale Watkins raised his arms and Moses Kingsley hugged Arkansas coach Mike Anderson on his way off the court.
In their final game in Bud Walton Arena, the Razorbacks trio of seniors accomplished what they had hoped for all along — all but securing Arkansas' return to the NCAA Tournament with an 85-67 win over Georgia to close out the regular season on Saturday.
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.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley was told by NBA scouts to work on his outside game when he briefly entered the NBA draft following last season.
The Arkansas center put that offseason of work on full display in a 99-86 win over LSU on Saturday night, scoring a season-high 24 points as the Razorbacks (15-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) won their third straight game.
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.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley emerged from the shadow of former teammate Bobby Portis to become one of the top players in the Southeastern Conference last season.
This year, the Arkansas center — the preseason SEC Player of the Year — has struggled to adapt to his new role as one of many offensive options for the rebuilt Razorbacks (9-1).
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas entered Saturday coming off its biggest win of the season over Houston and eager to put a winning touch on an undefeated early home schedule.
First, the Razorbacks had to find a way to stop hot-shooting North Florida guard Dallas Moore.
While Arkansas (8-1) struggled to slow Moore throughout, Dusty Hannahs scored 17 points and Moses Kingsley added 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Razorbacks pulled away in the second half for a 91-76 win on Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley has done his best to avoid any frustration through some early season difficulties finding his way in Arkansas' revamped offense.
The preseason Southeastern Conference Player of the Year might have finally found his way in a 78-62 in over Stephen F. Austin on Thursday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Dusty Hannahs had 19 points as 10 players scored for Arkansas in a 90-65 win over Southern Illinois on Monday night.
Southeastern Conference preseason Player of the Year Moses Kingsley added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks for the Razorbacks (2-0), who improved to 48-2 in nonconference games under sixth-year coach Mike Anderson.
Last season: 16-16, failed to reach the postseason.
Coach: Mike Anderson
Who's gone: G Anthlon Bell, G Jabril Durham.
Who's back: C Moses Kingsley. Senior is the preseason SEC Player of the Year after averaging 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game last season; G Dusty Hannnahs. Senior led the Razorbacks with an average of 16.5 points per game and was fifth in the SEC in 3-point percentage (43.3).
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mike Anderson had plenty of good will with Arkansas fans when he was hired in 2011, thanks to his time as an assistant coach during the school's glory days.
Those 17 years next to former coach Nolan Richardson, including the 1994 national championship, never seemed as far away as they did during last season when Arkansas finished 16-16.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky is the media favorite yet again to win the Southeastern Conference basketball title.
A media panel made the Wildcats as the overall preseason pick for the 12th time since the 1998-99 season in voting announced Wednesday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley remembers the moment he decided to return to Arkansas for his senior season, right after finishing a pre-draft workout last spring with the Boston Celtics.
Without an invitation to the NBA draft combine, Kingsley knew it was likely best to give his ascent up the ranks of college basketball's better players another year of seasoning before turning pro.