Arkansas vs. Texas: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, November 8, 2018
This Sept. 9, 2014 file photo shows cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
This Sept. 9, 2014 file photo shows cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday.

WHERE Joseph W. Soto Physical Fitness Center (1,200), Fort Bliss, Texas.

RECORDS Arkansas 0-0; Texas 1-0.

SERIES Arkansas leads 87-67.

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Texas 77-74 on Dec. 17, 2016, in Houston.

COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 151-86 in eighth season at Arkansas and 351-184 in 17th season overall; Texas: Shaka Smart - 51-50 in fourth season at Texas and 214-106 in 10th season overall.

TELEVISION The game will be televised on ESPN and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Jay Williams (commentary) and Seth Greenberg (commentary).

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, and on XM Radio Ch. 389. Not all affiliates will carry the game. A national broadcast will be available on ESPN Radio.

BETTING LINE Texas is a 6 1/2-point favorite.

NOTABLE The game is being played on the Fort Bliss Army Base near El Paso as part of the Armed Forces Classic, which is in its eighth season. Both teams are participating in the event for the first time….Texas defeated Eastern Illinois 71-59 on Tuesday in Austin, Texas, in its season opener. Matt Coleman III scored 13 points and Jaxson Hayes scored 12 points off the bench to lead the Longhorns….Arkansas is playing its season opener away from Bud Walton Arena for the first time since the 2004-05 season when the Razorbacks defeated Winthrop 72-49 in the Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands….Arkansas and Texas both lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season.

TEXAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Matt Coleman III, 6-2, So.;13.0;3.0

G Jase Febres, 6-5, So.;9.0;2.0

G Elijah Mitrou-Long 6-1, Jr.;9.0;6.0

F Dylan Osetowski, 6-9, Sr.;9.0;5.0

F Jericho Sims, 6-9, So.;5.0;5.0

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5, Fr.;18.5;2.5

G Jalen Harris 6-2, R-So.;10.0;2.5

G Mason Jones 6-5, So.;12.5;4.0

F Daniel Gafford 6-11, So.;15.0;10.5

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6, Jr.;8.5;5.0

TEAM COMPARISON

Texas - Arkansas

71.0 Points For 98.0

59.0 Points Against 55.0

+1.0 Rebound Margin +8.0

+3.0 Turnover Margin +12.0

50.0 FG pct. 49.6

32.0 3-PT pct. 41.1

55.0 FT pct. 60.7

Arkansas player and team stats are based on two preseason exhibitions; Texas stats are based on its regular-season opener.

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