Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Clarke named SEC player of the week
Arkansas' Coty Clarke, right, moves past Marcus Thornton of Georgia Saturday, March 1, 2014, during the first half of the game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas forward Coty Clarke was named the Southeastern Conference's player of the week on Monday.
Clarke, a senior, scored a career-high 23 points in the Razorbacks' win over Georgia on Saturday. He also was instrumental in Arkansas' win at Kentucky earlier in the week, scoring 11 points, including 7 points in overtime.
The player of the week award is the first for Clarke and the first for an Arkansas player this season.