Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
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.