Hogs to host Texas Southern in November

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Texas Southern head coach Johnny Jones talks to the team from the sidelines during the first half of the SWAC championship NCAA college basketball game against Prairie View A&M Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
Texas Southern head coach Johnny Jones talks to the team from the sidelines during the first half of the SWAC championship NCAA college basketball game against Prairie View A&M Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ men’s basketball team will host Texas Southern on Nov. 19 in Bud Walton Arena, according to the Tigers’ nonconference schedule, which was released Wednesday.

Texas Southern is the eighth known nonconference opponent for the upcoming season and sixth known nonconference date for Arkansas. The Razorbacks are scheduled to host Rice on Nov. 5, host North Texas on Nov. 12, play at Georgia Tech on Nov. 25 and host Tulsa on Dec. 14, and are under contract to return games at Indiana and Western Kentucky.

Arkansas will also host TCU in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 25, 2020.

The Razorbacks are 6-0 all-time against the Tigers. The programs last met Dec. 30, 2011 in a game Arkansas won 77-49 in Fayetteville.

Texas Southern finished last season 24-14 (14-4 in SWAC play) under first-year coach Johnny Jones and saw an eight-win improvement over former coach Mike Davis’ final season in 2017-18. The Tigers will be looking to replace their top four leading scorers from last year.

Eden Ewing, a 6-8 forward who was granted a sixth year of eligibility earlier this month, is the team's leading returning scorer at 9.3 points per game.

Arkansas 2019-20 Basketball Schedule - Known Dates/Opponents

Nov. 5 — Rice (season opener)

Nov. 12 — North Texas

Nov. 19 — Texas Southern

Nov. 25 — at Georgia Tech

Dec. 14 — Tulsa

Jan. 25 — TCU (Big 12/SEC Challenge)

TBA — Indiana

TBA — Western Kentucky

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