It has been almost a week since the Arkansas men’s basketball team took the court and almost two weeks since the Razorbacks last played in Fayetteville.
One of those changes Saturday evening. Arkansas will be in Houston to play the Cougars in a solid little mid-major game. A win over Houston is not the sort of victory that would break any resumes, but it would provide another mid-major win, which helps the RPI and that ultimately helps NCAA Tournament hopes and seeding.
Arkansas has been rather good in its first six games of the season. Its lone loss is to defending national champion North Carolina. The Razorbacks beat projected NCAA Tournament team Oklahoma last week and also have wins over hopeful-bubble team Fresno State and the projected Patriot League champs Bucknell.
Houston would immediately vault to Arkansas’ second most impressive win in the early going. The Cougars were not highly thought of entering the season, picked just sixth in the American Athletic Conference behind UConn, which Arkansas blasted by almost 40 points last week. Houston guard Rob Gray, though, has NBA potential and can hassle any opposing team.
Per ESPN’s predictor, Houston has a 53 percent chance to win the game. Arkansas, however, is favored by four points in Las Vegas.
This game marks Arkansas’ fourth consecutive away from home. It’s the first time in 11 years the Razorbacks have played four in a row out of the Natural State.
Arkansas-Houston basketball: Game info, details
- Time: Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 CT) on Saturday, December 2
- Location: H&PE Arena, Houston
How can I watch the game?
The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
How can I listen to the game?
The game will air on the Razorbacks Sports Network. Check local listings.
How can I get live stats for the game?
Live stats for the game can be found here.
What’s next for Arkansas?
Coach Mike Anderson’s team heads back to Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday night for a game against Colorado State.