Hogs don't expect to ease into season

By: Bob Holt
Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Samford coach Scott Padgett shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Samford coach Scott Padgett shouts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Arkansas Razorbacks have won 43 consecutive home openers in men's basketball. No. 44 doesn't figure to be a gimme.

ARKANSAS VS SAMFORD

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE Walton Arena, Fayetteville

SERIES Arkansas leads 2-0.

LAST SEASON’S RECORDS Arkansas 26-10, Samford 20-16

COACHES Mike Anderson (128-74 going into seventh season at Arkansas, 328-172 overall going into 17th season). Scott Padgett (47-54 going into fourth season at Samford and overall).

TELEVISION None

INTERNET SEC Network-plus

RADIO Razorback Sports Network

TICKETS $25 lower level, $15 upper level.

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