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.
Arkansas adds home game vs. Wake Forest
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson, center, claps as members of the Arkansas team celebrate near the end of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Arkansas defeated Mississippi 110-80. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' basketball home schedule will include a game against Wake Forest next season.
The Razorbacks and Demon Deacons are scheduled to play a game Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Bud Walton Arena. It will mark the third time the teams have played at the arena, but first since the 2001 preseason NIT. Arkansas trails the all-time series 4-2.
Wake Forest is the second ACC school added to the Razorbacks' schedule in the coming season. Arkansas will also play a road game against Clemson on Dec. 7.
With the addition of Wake Forest, the Razorbacks now have five confirmed nonconference games for the coming season. Arkansas will travel to SMU on Nov. 25 and Iowa State on Dec. 4, and will host Dayton at a date to be announced.
Wake Forest went 17-16 overall and 6-12 in ACC games last season. The Demon Deacons hired Danny Manning as head coach earlier this year after Manning led Tulsa to the NCAA Tournament.