Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year three times.
Arkansas at Western Kentucky: How to watch and listen, team comparisons
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
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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