Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
All nonconference dates finalized on Razorbacks basketball schedule
Arkansas guard Isaiah Joe is shown during a game against Florida International on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ men’s nonconference basketball schedule is set for the 2019-20 season following Northern Kentucky’s schedule release Thursday.
The Razorbacks and Norse will meet in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m., according to the release. Arkansas has never played Northern Kentucky.
Northern Kentucky was previously revealed by the Twitter account @TheD1Docket as one of six teams in the College Hoops Roadshow, a multi-site, on-campus exempt event that will also include Arkansas home games against Montana (Nov. 16), Texas Southern (Nov. 19) and South Dakota (Nov. 22).
The Razorbacks, entering coach Eric Musselman’s first season, will officially open the season at home on Nov. 5 against Rice and host North Texas one week later.
The first of Arkansas' three true road games is at Georgia Tech on Nov. 25. The Razorbacks will also travel to Western Kentucky on Dec. 7 and Indiana on Dec. 29 for games that serve as conclusions of previously scheduled home-and-home series.
Arkansas will host Austin Peay for the second consecutive season on Dec. 3, Tulsa on Dec. 14 and TCU on Jan. 25 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Razorbacks also travel to North Little Rock to face Valparaiso in Verizon Arena on Dec. 21.
Arkansas 2019-20 Nonconference Basketball Schedule
Nov. 5 — Rice (season opener)
Nov. 12 — North Texas
Nov. 16 — Montana
Nov. 19 — Texas Southern
Nov. 22 — South Dakota
Nov. 25 — at Georgia Tech
Nov. 30 — Northern Kentucky (2 p.m.)
Dec. 3 — Austin Peay
Dec. 7 — at Western Kentucky
Dec. 14 — Tulsa
Dec. 21 — Valparaiso (North Little Rock)
Dec. 29 — at Indiana (5 or 7 p.m.)
Jan. 25 — TCU (Big 12/SEC Challenge)
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