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 vs. Rice: How to watch and listen, team comparisons, betting line
A basketball sits in a rack at Bud Walton Arena in this undated photo.
WHEN Tuesday, 7 p.m.
WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,368), Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 0-0; Rice 0-0
SERIES Arkansas leads 102-41
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Rice 80-67 on Dec. 1, 2005, in North Little Rock.
COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 0-0 in first season at Arkansas and 110-34 in fifth season overall in Division I; Rice: Scott Pera - 20-43 in third season at Rice and overall.
TELEVISION The game will be streamed on ESPN3.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Kikko Haydar (commentary)
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, and on SXM Radio Ch. 984. Not all affiliates will carry the game.
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 17-point favorite.
NOTABLE Arkansas has won 44 consecutive home openers, including 26 at Walton Arena … Eric Musselman was 4-0 in home and season openers as Nevada’s coach … Arkansas has won 15 consecutive games against Rice, a former Southwest Conference rival … The Owls last beat the Razorbacks 71-68 on Feb. 24, 1985 in Houston … Arkansas has hit at least one three-point basket in 1,011 consecutive games … The Razorbacks won their two exhibition games over the University of Arkansas at Little Rock 79-64 and over Southwestern Oklahoma State 78-51 … Rice lost its lone exhibition game 89-83 to St. Edward’s. The Owls had 18 turnovers and compared to 7 by St. Edward's … Arkansas senior forward Adrio Bailey hit 9 of 9 shots in the exhibition games … Rice returns four starters from last season’s 13-19 team.
RICE PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP (EXHIBITION STATS)
G Trey Murphy, 6-8, So., 21.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg
G Ako Adams, 6-3, Sr., 8-0 ppg, 1.-0 rpg
G Josh Parrish, 6-4, Jr., 7.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
G Drew Peterson, 6-8, So., 9.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg
F Robert Martin, 6-6, Jr., 20.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP (EXHIBITION STATS)
G Isaiah Joe 6-5, So., 12.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
G Mason Jones 6-5, Jr., 13.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg
G Jimmy Whitt 6-3, Sr., 8.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg
G Desi Sills 6-1, So., 11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
F Adrio Bailey 6-6, Sr., 11.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg
TEAM COMPARISON (EXHIBITION STATS)
Arkansas - Rice
75.7 Points For 83.0
72.8 Points Against 89.0
+4.0 Rebound Margin +2.0
+3.0 Turnover Margin -11.0
44.4 FG pct. 46.4
31.0 3-PT pct. 45.2
71.0 FT pct. 77.3
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