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 Providence: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons
Providence's Alpha Diallo reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in Providence, R.I., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
WHEN Tuesday, 8 p.m.
WHERE Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.
RECORDS Arkansas 17-15; Providence 18-15
SERIES Providence leads 2-1
LAST MEETING Providence defeated Arkansas 67-51 on Nov. 16, 2007 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 168-101 in eighth season at Arkansas and 368-199 in 17th season; Providence: Ed Cooley - 162-109 in eighth season at Providence, 254-178 in 13th season.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Will Fleming (play-by-play) and Mark Plansky (analyst)
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, ArkansasRazorbacks.com, and on the TuneIn app. XM channel is TBD. Not all affiliates will carry the game.
NOTABLE The Arkansas-Providence winner will advance to play a second-round game against the Indiana-St. Francis winner … Razorbacks sophomore forward Daniel Gafford, averaging 16.9 points and 8.7 rebounds, won’t play in the NIT because he has declared for the NBA Draft … Tonight will be the first time Arkansas has played without Gafford in the last two seasons … Providence is 11-6 in home games this season … Arkansas is 4-7 in road games … The Friars played in the NCAA Tournament the previous five seasons … The Razorbacks played in the NCAA Tournament three of the previous four seasons … Providence won NIT championships in 1961 and 1963 … Arkansas won two NCAA Tournament games at Providence over Penn State and Marquette in 1996. That’s the last time the Razorbacks have advanced to the Sweet 16 … In Arkansas’ only previous road game at Providence, the Friars won 87-81 during the 1999-2000 season.
BETTING LINE Providence is a 5.5-point favorite; O/U 143.5
PROVIDENCE PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Alpha Diallo, 6-7; Jr.; 16.1; 8.0
G Maliek White, 6-3; Jr.; 7.1; 2.6
G David Duke, 6-5; Fr.; 7.1; 2.6
F A.J. Reeves, 6-7; Fr.; 10.1; 3.0
F Nate Watson, 6-10; So.; 11.6; 5.2
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Jalen Harris, 6-2; So.; 7.7; 2.8
G Isaiah Joe, 6-5; Fr.; 14.0; 2.7
G Desi Sills, 6-2; Fr.;4.8;1.3
F Reggie Chaney, 6-8; Fr.; 5.2; 3.4
F Gabe Osabuohien, 6-8; So.; 2.9; 2.9
Providence – Arkansas
71.4 Points for 75.5
69.4 Points against 72.6
+1.5 Rebound margin -4.8
+0.9 Turnover margin +3.3
42.4 FG pct. 44.7
33.3 3-PT pct. 34.2
69.1 FT pct. 66.5
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