Arkansas guard Tramon Mark stretchered off the court after scary fall vs. North Carolina

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Arkansas guard Tramon Mark took a scary fall late in Friday’s game against North Carolina.

Mark stayed down for several minutes and eventually had to be taken off the court on a stretcher after falling while throwing a pass out from underneath the basket. Eric Musselman revealed after the game that Mark was dealing with a back issue.

Tramon Mark had a great game prior to going down, putting up 34 points and five rebounds. He was 13-for-17 from the field and 4-for-6 from 3-point range prior to the injury. Despite the impressive performance by Mark, North Carolina earned an 87-72 victory.

Musselman provided an update on Mark after the game but did not share many specifics.

“Yea, I mean I won’t know anything really until I get word from the doc,” Musselman said. “So I don’t have any real update on his health, but he played phenomenal basketball. His offensive efficiency tonight was really good.

“I’d rather not get into too much. I mean it’s his back. Not his neck or head, but it’s his back.”

Tramon Mark is in his first season at Arkansas after transferring over from Houston.

He was one of the best players for the Cougars last season, starting all 37 games. Mark averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season.

Mark received a medical redshirt during the 2021-2022 season. He played in seven games that season, prior to suffering a shoulder injury.

In his freshman season in 2020-21, Mark helped Houston to the Final Four. He played in every game that season during Houston’s impressive run.

More from Eric Musselman on performance of Tramon Mark

Tramon Mark entered Friday’s game second on the Arkansas team in scoring at 15.8 points per game. He was shooting 50 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range.

All of those numbers are now improved after the performance he put together against North Carolina.

Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman spoke about just how impressive Mark’s performance was after the game and if he was expecting it entering the matchup.

“Well, I think he’s just a really improved offensive player playing with great confidence,” Musselman said. “And his efficiency tonight was phenomenal. I mean, you know, 13 makes on 17 shots is incredible.”

Now the hope is that Mark is going to be alright after the scary fall and that more incredible performances are on the way for the Razorbacks.