Arkansas-Minnesota rematch set for December

By: Matt Jones
Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Arkansas' Jaylen Barford shoots in front of Minnesota's Akeem Springs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Arkansas' Jaylen Barford shoots in front of Minnesota's Akeem Springs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

— Arkansas will host Minnesota on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Bud Walton Arena.

The game is the second in a two-game series that began last year when the Razorbacks lost 86-72 to the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. That game was played as part of the Golden Gopher Classic, which included a round-robin schedule with three other teams.

The Minnesota date is the second known for Arkansas during the 2017-18 nonconference schedule. The Razorbacks are scheduled to host Oklahoma State on Jan. 27, 2018, as part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge.

Arkansas also is scheduled to play three games at the Phil Knight Invitational on Nov. 23-26 in Portland, Ore. The first-round matchups and brackets for that event are expected to be announced Wednesday.

The Razorbacks will host Colorado State some time in December, according to a game contract, either in Fayetteville or North Little Rock.

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