Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

February 5, 2013

SEC MEN'S BB: Arkansas hosts No. 2 Florida on ESPN

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas basketball team has a huge challenge in front of it on Tuesday night when it hosts the No. 2/2 Florida Gators at Bud Walton Arena beginning at 6 p.m. in front of a national TV audience on ESPN.

The first 5,000 fans who enter Bud Walton Arena will receive Razorback trading cards. The game is also the “Rock Your Colors” game, a promotion across the country created by the Collegiate Licensing Company which encourages Arkansas fans to wear their red and white to the game.

"If you look at Florida and how they have been playing this year they are arguably the best team in the country," Anderson said. "We get the ultimate challenge of playing them here at Bud Walton Arena."

Arkansas (13-8, 4-4 SEC) is wrapping up a difficult stretch from a physical standpoint, playing its third game in six days.  The Razorbacks lost the first game of the run on the road at Alabama, but came back with a nice win over Tennessee on Saturday.  Arkansas has been led by the tandem of junior Marshawn Powell and sophomore BJ Young most of the year, but has picked up a nice infusion of energy from freshman Michael Qualls.  Qualls has led the Razorbacks in rebounding in each of the last two games and earned his first start of the year against the Volunteers on Saturday.

Florida (18-2, 8-0 SEC) has dominated teams of late and has not lost a game since before the Christmas holiday.  A perfect record in league play includes a 14-point win over Ole Miss on Saturday and only two teams have been able to score at least 60 points since the Gators’ last loss.  Guard Kenny Boynton leads the club in scoring at 31.4 points, but is one of four Gators to average double figures.  Defensively is where Florida is best, holding teams to just 51.0 points per game and 36 percent from the floor.

Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0292web.jpg ‘All-State Sluggers’

    When Claremore’s Matt Whatley takes his place behind the plate tonight in the Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School East-West All-State baseball game, the former Zebra catcher will be right at home.
    Whatley, who started four years as the catcher for the Zebras, finds his final high school baseball game taking place in his future college ballpark.
    Last November, Whatley and his long-time friend, Bryce Howe, signed NCAA Division I baseball scholarships to play for the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles.
    Tonight, those dreams come true for Whatley and Jenks outfielder Cadon Owens, who will be joining his former Bearcats teammate on the East squad. Also, Verdigris' Ryan Skalnik will start at third base for the Large East All-State team.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GOLF: OSU's Jelly wins Oklahoma State Amateur

    Oklahoma State's Brendon Jelley captured the Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship on Wednesday with a 1-up victory over Preston Crawford at The Patriot Golf Club.

    July 29, 2014

  • OSU wrestling to host Alumni Reunion

    Oklahoma State wrestling will host an alumni reunion for former Cowboy wrestlers, trainers and managers on Sept. 19-20 in Stillwater.

    July 29, 2014

  • OU's Mixon claims self defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon says the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense.

    July 29, 2014

  • Sooners' secondary gets ready for changes

    There’s a reason Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 Conference and a front-runner to get a spot in the first College Football Playoff.

    The experience – especially on defense – is the leading cause.

    July 29, 2014

  • SOFTBALL: Adair aiming high in 2014

    Adair's Lady Warriors have never shied away from the spotlight.

    Head coach Chell Looney's team will have plenty of chances to earn respect and a shot at the program's third straight regional tournament appearance.

    July 29, 2014

  • Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official

    Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fitzgerald: Union push unified Northwestern

    No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

    For that, he credits the push for them to unionize.

    July 29, 2014

  • NFL: Make or break season for Rams QB Bradford

    It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

    Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.

    July 29, 2014