Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Hogs release 2014-15 basketball schedule
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson directs his players from the bench during the second half of play against Southern Methodist Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas announced 30 of its 31 games for the coming season on Friday, but the Razorbacks are still looking for an opponent to open the season against on opening weekend.
Home-and-home series against Missouri, Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Mississippi State, and nationally-televised road games at Florida and Kentucky highlight Arkansas' SEC basketball schedule. This will be the first year Arkansas hasn't hosted either Florida or Kentucky since entering the SEC.
The Razorbacks will play 19 home games - 10 nonconference and nine SEC games - this season, including a matchup against Southeast Missouri State in North Little Rock.
Notable nonconference games against Wake Forest and Dayton at home, and on the road at SMU, Iowa State and Clemson had been announced prior to Friday.
Other nonconference opponents include North Texas, Iona, Delaware State, Nicholls State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northwestern State and Utah Valley. All of those games will be played at Bud Walton Arena.
The Razorbacks finished last season with a 22-12 record and second round appearance in the NIT.
2014-15 Arkansas Basketball Schedule
Nov. 19 - Wake Forest
Nov. 21 - Delaware State
Nov. 25 - SMU
Nov. 28 - North Texas
Nov. 30 - Iona
Dec. 4 - Iowa State, ESPN2
Dec. 7 - Clemson
Dec. 13 - Dayton, ESPN2
Dec. 20 - Southeast Missouri State (North Little Rock)
Dec. 22 - Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dec. 28 - Northwestern State
Jan. 3 - Utah Valley
Jan. 6 - Georgia, ESPN
Jan 10 - Vanderbilt, SEC Network
Jan. 14 - Tennessee, ESPNU
Jan. 17 - Ole Miss, ESPNU
Jan. 21 - Alabama, ESPN or ESPN2
Jan. 24 - Missouri, ESPN or ESPN2
Jan. 28 - Tennessee, ESPNU
Jan. 31 - Florida, CBS
Feb. 4 - South Carolina, SEC Network
Feb. 7 - Mississippi State, SEC Network
Feb. 10 - Auburn, ESPNU
Feb. 14 - Ole Miss, SEC Network
Feb. 18 - Missouri, SEC Network
Feb. 21 - Mississippi State, FOX Sports
Feb. 24 - Texas A&M, SEC Network
Feb. 28 - Kentucky, CBS
March 5 - South Carolina, ESPN or ESPN2
March 7 - LSU, ESPN or ESPN2
Home games in bold