Arkansas' Madden finally living up to expectations

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Rashad "Ky" Madden might have arrived at Arkansas with lofty expectations, though little was expected of the junior guard before this season.

Following two years of inconsistent and mostly below-average play, Madden was largely viewed as an afterthought for the Razorbacks.

In the era of the one-and-done player, however, Madden has quietly thrived in his third season for Arkansas (12-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) — which looks to follow its win over No. 13 Kentucky with a strong performance at Georgia (8-7, 2-1) on Saturday.

After averaging 5.4 points per game over his first two years, Madden has been a pleasant surprise this season while averaging 11.7 points per game.

The junior has turned into one of the top threats for the Razorbacks, averaging 17.7 points per game in conference play.

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