Report: Hogs to play in Las Vegas in 2020

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2019
A basketball sits in a rack at Bud Walton Arena in this undated photo.
Photo by Andy Shupe
A basketball sits in a rack at Bud Walton Arena in this undated photo.

Arkansas’ men’s basketball team will play in an event in Las Vegas next season, according to a report.

College basketball analyst Jeff Goodman tweeted on Thursday that the Razorbacks are scheduled to participate in the Las Vegas Main Event on Nov. 20 and Nov. 22, 2020.

Louisville, ranked No. 1 in the AP top 25 poll and led by former Xavier coach Chris Mack, is also in the field of teams, Goodman wrote.

Arkansas last played in Las Vegas during the 2012-13 season under former coach Mike Anderson. There, the Razorbacks lost 83-68 to Arizona State and 77-70 to Wisconsin in Orleans Arena.

If Arkansas and Louisville were to meet, it would be the first matchup between the schools since Nov. 17, 2009, when the Cardinals handed the Razorbacks a 96-66 loss in St. Louis as part of the Hall of Fame Showcase.

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