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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas players Jaylen Barford (0) and Daryl Macon (4) celebrate with fans after beating Minnesota after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

— Arkansas senior guards Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford were named first-team All-Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.

Macon was voted first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press, while Barford was voted to the first team by SEC coaches. Macon was second-team on the coaches' ballot and Barford was second-team in the AP poll.

The senior duo leads Arkansas in scoring this season - 17.9 points per game for Barford and 17.1 points per game for Macon. It is the first time since 1995 (Corliss Williamson and Scotty Thurman) the Razorbacks have had multiple first-team picks on the two most accredited all-conference teams.

Bobby Portis was Arkansas' last first-team All-SEC player in 2015 when he was named the league's player of the year by the AP. The Razorbacks have had 10 players named first-team all-conference since joining the SEC prior to the 1991-92 season.

Arkansas' Daniel Gafford was named to the coaches' All-Freshman team on Tuesday. Gafford is averaging 12.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season, and is tied for second in the SEC with 68 blocked shots.

Georgia forward Yante Maten was named SEC player of the year by the AP's 15-member panel, while the 14 coaches selected Tennessee's Grant Williams as player of the year.

Maten leads the SEC in scoring (19.4) and ranks second in the league in rebounding (8.8). Williams averaged 15.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Volunteers.

Tennessee's Rick Barnes was named coach of the year by the AP. Alabama's Collin Sexton was named AP newcomer of the year, and co-freshman of the year by coaches alongside Kentucky's Kevin Knox.

Missouri's Jontay Porter and Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner were named co-sixth men of the year by the coaches.

This marked the first year since 2007 that Kentucky didn't have a first-team or second-team selection. Kentucky had at least one first-team all-SEC pick every year from 2009-17.

AP FIRST TEAM (listed alphabetically)

Bryce Brown, Auburn, G, 6-3, Jr., Stone Mountain, Ga.

Daryl Macon, Arkansas, G, 6-3, Sr., Little Rock

u-Yante Maten, Georgia, F, 6-8, Sr., Pontiac, Mich.

Collin Sexton, Alabama, G, 6-3, Fr., Mableton, Ga.

u-Grant Williams, Tennessee, F, 6-7, Soph., Charlotte, N.C.


Jaylen Barford, Arkansas, G, 6-3, Sr., Jackson, Ten.

Chris Chiozza, Florida, G, 6-0, Sr., Memphis

Jared Harper, Auburn, G, 5-10, Soph., Mableton, Ga.

Mustapha Heron, Auburn, G, 6-5, Soph., Waterbury, Conn.

Kassius Robertson, Missouri, G, 6-3, Sr., Toronto, Ontario

AP Player of the Year - Yante Maten, Georgia

AP Coach of the Year - Rick Barnes, Tennessee

AP Newcomer of the Year - Collin Sexton, Alabama

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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