Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy, Biletnikoff Award and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt was awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2000 and 2015.
Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell (right), who finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s 89-60 victory over Florida A&M, said the Razorbacks are ready to do what they do against Arizona State.
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas men vs. Arizona State
WHEN 6 p.m. Central WHERE Orleans Arena, Las Vegas RECORDS Arkansas 3-0; Arizona State 3-0 SERIES Arkansas leads 1-0 TELEVISION None RADIO Razorback Sports Network
CHALK TALK Arizona State, like Arkansas, plays an up-tempo style, but Sun Devils Coach Herb Sendek doesn’t use his bench as much as Razorbacks Coach Mike Anderson. Only eight Sun Devils have played in all three games this season, and four players average 30 or more minutes. Jordan Bachynski, a 7-2 junior who plays off the Arizona State bench, is averaging 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.3 blocked shots.
- Bob Holt
Arkansas women vs. No. 13 Oklahoma
WHEN 6 p.m. Central WHERE Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu RECORDS Arkansas 3-0; Oklahoma 2-1 SERIES Oklahoma leads 9-7 TELEVISION None RADIO KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; KQSMFM, 92.1, in Fayetteville and KFPW-AM, 1230, Fort Smith
CHALK TALK Oklahoma junior guard Morgan Hook played at Rogers High School and was the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Miss Basketball her senior season in 2010. ... Arkansas is playing three consecutive games in Hawaii as part of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. The Razorbacks play Hawaii on Saturday and Oregon on Sunday before returning home to play Texas Southern on Nov. 29. ... Oklahoma’s loss was to UCLA 86-80.
Sports, Pages 29 on 11/23/2012