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The previous mark was held by Scotty Thurman, who scored 34 points twice during the 1992-93 season - one year before helping the Razorbacks to the school’s only national championship.

Thurman is now a member of Arkansas’ basketball support staff, and he had a front row for Portis‘ remarkable effort. He’s also known Portis since the Little Rock native was in sixth-grade, and while he was proud of the performance, he couldn’t help but give the freshman some good-natured grief on Thursday - along with some added motivation.

“I told him I did it on the road; I did it twice,” Thurman said. “So, hopefully that will be something he can do on the road.”