Arkansas vs. Tulsa: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Friday, December 13, 2019
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman reacts Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, to a Razorback turnover during the second half of play against Austin Peay in Bud Walton Arena.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman reacts Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, to a Razorback turnover during the second half of play against Austin Peay in Bud Walton Arena.

WHEN Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,368), Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 8-1; Tulsa 8-2

STREAK Arkansas lost 1; Tulsa won 1

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 8-1 in first season at Arkansas and 118-35 in fifth season overall; Tulsa: Frank Haith - 103-68 in sixth season at Tulsa and 290-197 in 16th season overall.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPNU and will be streamed on and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Dane Bradshaw (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 12-point favorite

SERIES Arkansas leads 36-24

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Tulsa 68-59 on Jan. 2, 2007, in Fayetteville

NOTABLE Arkansas guard Jimmy Whitt, a graduate transfer from SMU, averaged 9.0 points and 10.2 rebounds in three games against Tulsa the previous two seasons when he played for the Mustangs. He had a career-high 13 rebounds against the Golden Hurricane two years ago … Tulsa Coach Frank Haith was 3-1 against Arkansas during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 season when he was Missouri’s coach. The Tigers joined the SEC in Haith’s second of three seasons at Missouri, where he was hired after Mike Anderson left to take the Arkansas job. … Arkansas and Tulsa have their 61st meeting today, but first since Jan. 2, 2007 when the Razorbacks beat the Golden Hurricane 68-59 in Walton Arena … Arkansas Coach Eric Musselman was Nevada’s coach last season when the Wolf Pack beat Tulsa 96-86 at a tournament in Las Vegas … Tulsa is 1-0 against SEC teams this season with a 67-58 victory at Vanderbilt on Nov. 30 … Arkansas and Tulsa both beat Austin Peay at home this season. The Razorbacks beat the Governors 69-61 and the Hurricane beat them 72-65 … Arkansas State won 66-63 at Tulsa. The Hurricane’s other loss was 73-59 at Texas-Arlington … Arkansas is 24-8 against Tulsa in Fayetteville … Jim Platt, who had a 56-59 record in four seasons as UALR's coach from 1990-91 through 1993-94, is Tulsa’s director of player development … Tulsa strength and conditioning coach David Deets previously had the same position at Arkansas. He was Anderson's strength coach at Missouri and Arkansas, then left for Mississippi State before going to Tulsa.


G Darien Jackson 6-3, Jr., 8.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg

G Elijah Joiner 6-2, Jr., 5.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg

F Brandon Rachel 6-6, Jr., 15.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg

F Reggie Jones 6-7, Jr., 7.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg

F Martins Igbanu 6-8, Sr., 8.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg


G Isaiah Joe 6-5, So., 16.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg

G Mason Jones 6-5, Jr., 16.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg

G Jimmy Whitt 6-3, Sr., 14.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg

G Desi Sills 6-1, So., 10.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg

F Adrio Bailey 6-6, Sr., 6.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg


Tulsa — Arkansas

70.7 Points for 72.9

60.9 Points against 56.3

+4.3 Rebound margin -1.5

+1.0 Turnover margin +5.9

46.0 FG pct. 44.2

33.0 3-PT pct. 27.8

71.4 FT pct. 78.8


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