Central Ark. faces tough test vs No. 10 Arkansas

Central Arkansas (1-6) vs. No. 10 Arkansas (6-0)

Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 Arkansas presents a tough challenge for Central Arkansas. Central Arkansas has played a ranked team only once this season and lost. Arkansas is looking to extend its current six-game winning streak.

SENIOR STUDS: Arkansas has relied heavily on its seniors this year. JD Notae, Au’Diese Toney, Chris Lykes and Stanley Umude have collectively accounted for 69 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 59 percent of all Razorbacks points over the last five games.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Notae has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Arkansas field goals over the last three games. Notae has 21 field goals and 11 assists in those games.

TWO STREAKS: Central Arkansas has dropped its last four road games, scoring 56 points and allowing 90.8 points during those contests. Arkansas has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 82.3 points while giving up 67.5.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bears have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Razorbacks. Arkansas has an assist on 38 of 76 field goals (50 percent) across its past three matchups while Central Arkansas has assists on 42 of 77 field goals (54.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Arkansas has committed a turnover on just 15.4 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best rate among all SEC teams. The Razorbacks have turned the ball over only 11.2 times per game this season.

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