Powell Named SEC Player of the Week


FAYETTEVILLE — Forward Marshawn Powell was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after leading Arkansas to wins against Auburn and Missouri.

The junior averaged 22 points, 5.5 rebounds in Arkansas’ two games.

Powell turned in a 24-point performance in the 73-71 win against Missouri, which helped the Hogs (16-9, 7-5 in SEC) improve to 14-1 in Bud Walton Arena. He scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half, including 10 straight during a stretch in which the Razorbacks took their first lead after trailing throughout the first half.

Powell led off the week with 20 points and 9 rebounds in a win at Auburn, which was the Razorbacks’ first outside the state of Arkansas.

Powell scored 20 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since his freshman season.

The Newport News, Va., native is averaging 15.2 points a game, which ranks second on the team behind guard BJ Young (16.5) and is fifth in the SEC. Powell — who was elected a team captain earlier this year — also leads Arkansas in rebounding (5.4 a game), field goal percentage (52.3 percent) and 3-point field goals (24) this season

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau