Hogs ready to face No. 9 North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Following a hard-fought win over Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the PK80, Arkansas will take on the No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of last season’s NCAA Tournament round of 32 match-up.The #Fastest40 Facts

• A victory over North Carolina would give Arkansas a 5-0 start for the second time in the last 11 years after a 6-0 start in 2014-15.

• Friday will mark the 10th meeting between the Razorbacks and Tar Heels. It is just the third meeting in the regular season between the two schools, first since 1984.

• The Razorbacks have a +69 scoring margin in the first half through four games, leading Samford by 28 points, Bucknell by 22, Fresno State by 14 and Oklahoma by 5.

• For the first time in the last 70 years, Arkansas opened the season with back-to-back wins of at least 28 points.

• Arkansas’ 25 dunks are the most through four games of the Mike Anderson era. The next fastest team to reach 25 dunks was the 2013-14 team, which needed nine games.

• The Razorbacks are outscoring their opponents by 42 points in the paint, thanks to 25 dunks, compared to just eight for the opposition.

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