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SAMFORD AT ARKANSAS

Number of greatness: Razorbacks' Gafford strives to live up to No. 10

By Bob Holt

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Arkansas center Daniel Gafford (10) goes up for a shot during an exhibition game against Central Oklahoma on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Fayetteville.

TRADITION OF 10s

Freshman Daniel Gafford is wearing No. 10 for the Arkansas Razorbacks this season. Here are some notable No. 10s for the Razorbacks in previous seasons:

player;seasons;comment

Ron Brewer;1976-1978;One of the famed Triplets averaged 18 ppg as senior on 1978 Final Four team

Todd Day;1989-1992;Razorbacks’ all-time leading scorer (2,395 points) averaged 22.7 ppg as senior

Ronnie Brewer;2004-2006;Ron’s son and versatile guard averaged 18.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg as junior

Bobby Portis;2014-2015;SEC Player of the Year as sophomore with averages of 17.9 ppg and 7.9 rpg

NOTEWORTHY Ron Brewer was the No. 7 overall pick by Portland in the 1978 NBA Draft; Day was the No. 8 pick by Milwaukee in 1992; Ronnie Brewer was the No. 14 pick by Utah in 2006; and Bobby Portis was the No. 22 pick by Chicago in 2015.

At a glance

ARKANSAS MEN'S SCHEDULE

DATE;OPPONENT;TIME

Today;Samford;7 p.m.

Sunday;Bucknell;5 p.m.

Nov. 17;Fresno State;7 p.m.

Nov. 23;Oklahoma+;4 p.m.

Nov. 24;UNC/Portland+;TBA

Nov. 26;TBA+;TBA

Dec. 2;at Houston;6:30 p.m.

Dec. 5;Colorado State;7 p.m.

Dec. 9;Minnesota;5:45 p.m.

Dec. 16;Troy^;7 p.m.

Dec. 19;Oral Roberts;7 p.m.

Dec. 27;CSU Bakersfield;7 p.m.

Dec. 30;Tennessee*;TBA

Jan. 2;at Mississippi State*;8 p.m.

Jan. 6;at Auburn*;5 p.m.

Jan. 10;LSU*;8 p.m.

Jan. 13;Missouri*;5 p.m.

Jan. 17;at Florida*;6 p.m.

Jan. 20;Mississippi*;2:30 p.m.

Jan. 23;at Georgia*;5:30 p.m.

Jan. 27;Oklahoma State;5 p.m.

Jan. 30;at Texas A&M*;8 p.m.

Feb. 3;at LSU*;2:30 p.m.

Feb. 6;South Carolina*;6 p.m.

Feb. 10;Vanderbilt*;7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13;at Mississippi*;6 p.m.

Feb. 17;Texas A&M*;3 p.m.

Feb. 20;Kentucky*;8 p.m.

Feb. 24;at Alabama*;5 p.m.

Feb. 27;Auburn*;8 p.m.

March 3;at Missouri*;5 p.m.

Mar. 7-11;at SEC Tournament, St. Louis

*SEC game

+at Phil Knight Invitational, Portland, Ore.

^at Verizon Arena, North Little Rock

There have been a lot of memorable No. 10s for the Arkansas Razorbacks' basketball team.

TRADITION OF 10s

Freshman Daniel Gafford is wearing No. 10 for the Arkansas Razorbacks this season. Here are some notable No. 10s for the Razorbacks in previous seasons:

player;seasons;comment

Ron Brewer;1976-1978;One of the famed Triplets averaged 18 ppg as senior on 1978 Final Four team

Todd Day;1989-1992;Razorbacks’ all-time leading scorer (2,395 points) averaged 22.7 ppg as senior

Ronnie Brewer;2004-2006;Ron’s son and versatile guard averaged 18.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg as junior

Bobby Portis;2014-2015;SEC Player of the Year as sophomore with averages of 17.9 ppg and 7.9 rpg

NOTEWORTHY Ron Brewer was the No. 7 overall pick by Portland in the 1978 NBA Draft; Day was the No. 8 pick by Milwaukee in 1992; Ronnie Brewer was the No. 14 pick by Utah in 2006; and Bobby Portis was the No. 22 pick by Chicago in 2015.

At a glance

ARKANSAS MEN'S SCHEDULE

DATE;OPPONENT;TIME

Today;Samford;7 p.m.

Sunday;Bucknell;5 p.m.

Nov. 17;Fresno State;7 p.m.

Nov. 23;Oklahoma+;4 p.m.

Nov. 24;UNC/Portland+;TBA

Nov. 26;TBA+;TBA

Dec. 2;at Houston;6:30 p.m.

Dec. 5;Colorado State;7 p.m.

Dec. 9;Minnesota;5:45 p.m.

Dec. 16;Troy^;7 p.m.

Dec. 19;Oral Roberts;7 p.m.

Dec. 27;CSU Bakersfield;7 p.m.

Dec. 30;Tennessee*;TBA

Jan. 2;at Mississippi State*;8 p.m.

Jan. 6;at Auburn*;5 p.m.

Jan. 10;LSU*;8 p.m.

Jan. 13;Missouri*;5 p.m.

Jan. 17;at Florida*;6 p.m.

Jan. 20;Mississippi*;2:30 p.m.

Jan. 23;at Georgia*;5:30 p.m.

Jan. 27;Oklahoma State;5 p.m.

Jan. 30;at Texas A&M*;8 p.m.

Feb. 3;at LSU*;2:30 p.m.

Feb. 6;South Carolina*;6 p.m.

Feb. 10;Vanderbilt*;7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13;at Mississippi*;6 p.m.

Feb. 17;Texas A&M*;3 p.m.

Feb. 20;Kentucky*;8 p.m.

Feb. 24;at Alabama*;5 p.m.

Feb. 27;Auburn*;8 p.m.

March 3;at Missouri*;5 p.m.

Mar. 7-11;at SEC Tournament, St. Louis

*SEC game

+at Phil Knight Invitational, Portland, Ore.

^at Verizon Arena, North Little Rock

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