Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Arkansas vs. Texas State: How to watch and listen, team comparisons
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson is shown during a game against Georgia Tech on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Fayetteville.
WHEN Saturday, 1 p.m.
WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,368), Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 7-3; Texas State 10-1.
SERIES Arkansas leads 3-0.
LAST MEETING Arkansas def. Texas State 73-67 on Dec. 6, 2005, in Fayetteville.
COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 158-89 in eighth season at Arkansas and 358-187 in 17th season overall; Texas State: Danny Kaspar - 84-89 in sixth season at Texas State and 549-282 in 28th season overall.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Pat Bradley (analyst).
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, on the TuneIn app, XM Ch. 385 and ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Not all affiliates will carry the game.
BETTING LINE N/A.
NOTABLE Arkansas point guard Jalen Harris is second nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio at 6.55 and ranks seventh in assists per game at 7.2 … The Razorbacks have 51 dunks — including 32 by Daniel Gafford — to rank third in the SEC behind Auburn (59) and LSU (52) … Gafford’s 66.7 field goal percentage ranks 12th nationally … Arkansas has lost its last two games in Bud Walton Arena against Western Kentucky (78-77) and Georgia Tech (69-65) … Texas State’s 10-1 record is its best start since the 1952-53 season when the Bobcats also were 10-1 … The Bobcats have won eight consecutive games since losing at Drake 75-69 on Nov. 17 … The Razorbacks’ average of 6.4 blocked shots ranks third in the nation … Arkansas beat Texas State 73-67 on Dec. 6, 2005 in the teams’ most recent meeting … Texas State is 0-9 all-time against teams currently in the SEC … Texas State point guard Jaylen Shead is averaging 5.0 assists on the season and 6.4 in the last five games ... Arkansas and Texas State each have started the same lineup in every game this season.
TEXAS STATE PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG
G Nijal Pearson, 6-5; Jr.; 19.9; 4.3
G Jaylen Shead, 6-1; R-Jr.; 6.3; 4.8
G Tre'Larenz Nottingham, 6-2; Sr.; 10.7; 3.5
F Alex Peacock, 6-7; Sr.; 9.0; 7.0
F Eric Terry, 6-8; R-Jr.; 8.2; 3.3
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG
G Jalen Harris, 6-2; So.; 9.1; 3.1
G Isaiah Joe, 6-5; Fr.; 16.5; 2.5
G Mason Jones, 6-5; So.; 13.8; 5.4
F Daniel Gafford, 6-11; So,; 17.5; 9.2
F Adrio Bailey, 6-6; Jr.; 7.8; 4.1
Arkansas - Texas State
83.3 Points For 75.5
70.8 Points Against 61.4
-0.2 Rebound Margin +7.9
+3.4 Turnover Margin +1.0
46.3 FG pct. 47.5
35.5 3-PT pct. 35.6
65.5 FT pct. 73.0
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