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
South Carolina advances to face Arkansas
South Carolina forward Mindaugas Kacinas (25) and Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen (13) vie for a loose ball during the first half in a first round Southeastern Conference tournament game, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
FAYETTEVILLE South Carolina is up next for Arkansas.
The Gamecocks beat Auburn 74-56 Wednesday night in the first round of the SEC Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Arkansas and South Carolina are scheduled to begin around 2:30 p.m. Central on Thursday.
Duane Notice led the Gamecocks with 23 points in the opening round win. South Carolina (13-19) is the No. 12 seed in the tournament.
Arkansas beat South Carolina 71-64 at Bud Walton Arena on Feb. 19. The Razorbacks led that game by as many as 17 points but the Gamecocks tied the game late in the second half before Arkansas pulled away.
The Razorbacks (21-10) are the No. 5 seed in the tournament and received a bye Wednesday.
Arkansas has lost six straight games at the SEC Tournament dating to 2008. It is the longest current streak after South Carolina snapped a six-game tournament losing streak with the win over Auburn.