Arkansas has a rich basketball history and tradition. We all know that. Final Fours, NBA greats, and a National Championship. Incredible performances come with the territory. It would be nearly impossible to rank the greatest performances in school history. Let’s dive in to a few of them in part 2 of this series.
Martin Terry – February 24, 1973
Terry is one of the greatest scorers in school history. He held the single game scoring record for 36 years and it happened in this game against SMU. The Hogs needed every one of his 47 points as they held on to a 103-96 win. Let’s not forget that this was before the 3-point line existed.
Mason Jones – February 4, 2020
Isaiah Joe was out with a knee injury with #11 Auburn coming to town. Mason Jones put the team on his back and nearly led the Hogs to an overtime win. Jones had 40 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
Corliss Williamson – April 2, 1994
The Hogs had made the Final Four and were facing Arizona. The game was tied at 41 at halftime. Arkansas outlasted the Wildcats and won by 9 to earn a spot in the Championship Game. What Williamson did that night was incredible. 29 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals on the Final Four stage. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Lee Mayberry – March 3, 1992
#23 LSU and Shaquille O’Neal were in Barnhill Arena for a Top 25 matchup. The game went to overtime, but Arkansas dominated from there win 106-92. Lee Mayberry had a career-high 35 points on 12-18 with 7 assists, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals to beat the Tigers.
Joe Johnson – January 22, 2000
Iso Joe is arguably the greatest professional basketball player in Arkansas history. He was the leading scorer as freshman and this 30 point performance against MSU showed Hogs fans was Johnson was capable of doing. He was efficient was 10-18 from the field and added 6 rebounds with 2 steals.
Oliver Miller – February 10, 1991
The only #1 vs. #2 matchup in school history. Arkansas was #2 and UNLV was #1. UNLV won the game 112-105, but Oliver Miller had one of the most complete games of all-time. 22 points on 10-14 with 14 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 blocks. UNLV would make a run to the Final Four that year.