Arkansas at Colorado State: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Colorado State Rams guard Kris Martin (30) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado State Rams guard Kris Martin (30) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

WHEN Wednesday, 9 p.m. Central

WHERE Moby Arena (8,745), Fort Collins, Colo.

RECORDS Arkansas 5-1; Colorado State 4-4.

SERIES Arkansas leads 1-0.

LAST MEETING Arkansas def. Colorado State 92-66 on Dec. 5, 2017, in Fayetteville.

COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 156-87 in eighth season at Arkansas and 356-185 in 17th season overall; Colorado State: Nico Medved - 4-4 in first season at Colorado State and 83-91 in sixth season overall.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

ANNOUNCERS Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Pete Gillen (commentary).

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, on the TuneIn app, XM Ch. 382 and ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Not all affiliates will carry the game.

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 6.5-point favorite.

NOTABLE Arkansas sophomore forward Daniel Gafford had 14 points and 6 rebounds in 16 minutes against CSU in last season’s game … CSU comes into the game off an 86-80 loss at Colorado … Razorbacks freshman guard Isaiah Joe is the SEC player of the week after scoring 34 points in Arkansas’ 121-89 victory over Florida International … CSU junior guard Kris Martin, who redshirted last season after transferring from Oral Roberts University, is averaging a team-high 15.7 points in three games off the bench. He was suspended for the first five games for an undisclosed reason … Arkansas sophomore point guard Jalen Harris has 39 assists and 7 turnovers … Rams junior forward Lorenzo Jenkins was a scholarship player at Arkansas during the 2015-16 season before transferring to CSU. He shot 0 of 4 from the field against the Razorbacks last season and went scoreless with 2 rebounds in 17 minutes … Prentiss Nixon, who as a junior guard at CSU last season scored 31 points against the Razorbacks, has transferred to Iowa State, where he is redshirting … In the most recent NCAA stats, the Razorbacks rank 9th in blocked shots (6.2) and turnovers forced (18.8) per game and in field goal defense (36.0 percent) …First-year CSU Coach Nico Medved is a former Rams assistant coach who returned to Fort Collins after leading Drake to a 17-17 record in his only season as the Bulldogs’ coach. Drake improved from a 7-24 record the previous season. He was Furman’s coach for four seasons … CSU is 5-1 at home against teams currently in the SEC. The last time an SEC team play at CSU, the Rams beat Auburn 77-67 on Nov. 28, 2005. CSU also has home victories over Florida, Mississippi State, Missouri and Texas A&M.

Colorado State PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG

G Anthony Masinton-Bonner, 6-2;Jr.;15.4;2.5

G J.D. Paige, 6-3;Sr.;15.1;4.7

G Kendle Moore, 5-10;Fr.;11.3;2.5

F Lorenzo Jenkins;6-7;Jr.;9.3;3.4

C Nico Carvacho, 6-11;Jr.;12.0;10.4

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG

G Jalen Harris, 6-2; So.;8.7;2.8

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5, Fr.;16.3;2.7

G Mason Jones, 6-5;So.;14.0;6.2

F Daniel Gafford;6-11;So,;19.8;8.7

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6;Jr.;11.0;3.8

TEAM COMPARISON

Arkansas - Colorado State

85.7 Points For 80.0

70.0 Points Against 77.6

-0.7 Rebound Margin +1.0

+4.0 Turnover Margin -0.4

47.8 FG pct. 48.6

34.0 3-PT pct. 37.2

63.7 FT pct. 70.3

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