Arkansas at Western Kentucky: How to watch and listen, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Friday, December 6, 2019
Arkansas Montana Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, during the second half of play in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas Montana Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, during the second half of play in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.

WHEN Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE E.A. Diddle Arena (7,523), Bowling Green, Ky.

RECORDS Arkansas 8-0; Western Kentucky 6-3

STREAK Arkansas won 8; Western Kentucky lost 2

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 8-0 in first season at Arkansas and 118-34 in 5th season overall; Western Kentucky: Rick Stansbury - 68-45 in 4th season at Western Kentucky and 361-201 in 18th season overall.

TELEVISION The game will air on CBS Sports Network.

ANNOUNCERS Ben Holden (play-by-play) and Michael O'Donnell (commentary)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. Not all affiliates will carry the game.

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 1.5-point favorite; O/U 137

NOTABLE Western Kentucky is 7-4 against Power 5 teams since the start of the 2017-18 season, including a 78-77 victory at Arkansas last season … Hilltoppers Coach Rick Stansbury is 17-14 against the Razorbacks, including 16-14 when he was Mississippi State’s coach for 14 seasons … Arkansas is looking for its second road victory of the season after winning 62-61 in overtime at Georgia Tech on Nov. 25 … The Razorbacks have started 8-0 for the first time since the 1997-98 season … Western Kentucky is 3-0 at home with victories over Tennessee Tech (76-64), Austin Peay (97-75) and Campbellsville (109-66) … The Razorbacks beat Austin Peay 69-61 on Tuesday night in Bud Walton Arena … Arkansas is playing at Western Kentucky for the second time. The Hilltoppers beat the Razorbacks 74-63 in Bowling Green, Ky., on Dec. 7, 1974 in Eddie Sutton’s first season as Arkansas’ coach … Arkansas has lost three in a row to Western Kentucky since beating the Hilltoppers in back-to-back games in Little Rock during the 1945-46 season.

WESTERN KENTUCKY PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Camron Justice, 6-3, Sr., 13.4, 2.7

G Taveion Hollingsworth, 6-2, Jr., 12.4, 3.9

G Jared Savage, 6-5, Sr., 9.7, 4.9

F Carson Williams, 6-5, Jr., 11.7, 4.8

C Charles Bassey, 6-11, So., 15.9, 9.6

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5, So., 15.8, 4.6

G Mason Jones, 6-5, Jr., 18.1, 5.4

G Jimmy Whitt, 6-3, Sr., 14.6, 5.5

G Desi Sills, 6-1, So., 9.3, 3.1

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6, Sr., 6.9, 4.9

TEAM COMPARISON

Western Kentucky — Arkansas

76.9 Points for 72.1

70.3 Points against 52.6

+2.0 Rebound margin -1.1

-1.9 Turnover margin +6.8

50.6 FG pct. 44.5

37.6 3-PT pct. 27.4

78.8 FT pct. 78.9

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