MBB Preview: Arkansas-Abilene Christian | Arkansas Razorbacks

Who: Arkansas Razorbacks (7-0) vs. Abilene Christian Wildcats (7-1)
What: This is the first meeting between the two schools.
When: Tuesday – Dec. 22 – 4:00 pm (CT)
Where: Fayetteville, Ark. – Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena
How (to follow):
TV: SEC Network (Tom Hart and Jimmy Dykes)
^ Watch SEC/ESPN Online: Link TBA
Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online: CLICK HERE
Sirius/XM: TBA
Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com

Arkansas Game Notes: CLICK HERE or HERE
– Abilene Christian Game Notes: CLICK HERE
– SEC Standings / Stats: CLICK HERE

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas faces a quick turnaround before taking a break for the Holidays. After defeating Oral Roberts Sunday, Arkansas will host Abilene Christian on Tuesday at 4 pm (CT) and the game will be televised on SEC Network.

  • This will be the first meeting between Arkansas and Abilene Christian.
  • This is the second time Arkansas has faced a Southland Conference team this season, defeating Central Arkansas 100-75 on Dec. 12. Overall, Arkansas is 30-1 versus current Southland Conference members. Its lone loss was to Northwestern Stat, 74-68, on Nov. 29, 1954.
  • Arkansas made a big jump in the AP and Coaches polls after its 7-0 start.
    ^ Dec. 14 –  AP: 4 votes / 39th-t     Coaches: 4 votes / 39th-t
    ^ Dec. 21 –  AP: 54 votes / 29th     Coaches: 32 votes / 28th
    ^ For the third consecutive week, Abilene Christian received a vote by the Coaches.
  • Eric Musselman is the only Razorback coach to start 7-0 in each of his first two years.
  • Arkansas is 7-0 to start for the second straight year. Arkansas started 8-0 last year.
  • The last time Arkansas started at least 7-0 in back-to-back years was 1992-93 (8-0) and 1993-94 (10-0).
  • (THROUGH SUNDAY) There are 30 teams still undefeated, but just four that have played at least seven games
  • Connor Vanover has made 11 3-pointers, blocked 20 shots and averages 8.0 rebounds per game. He and Iowa’s Luka Garza are the only two players in the nation to post at least 10 made 3’s, blocked 15 shots and have 8.0 rebound average.
  • Moses Moody is 1 of 4 players in the SEC to average at least 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds. MOODY IS THE ONLY GUARD AND ONLY FRESHMAN.
  • JD Notae is 1 of 2 players in the SEC to have at least 20 assists and 10 3’s made.


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