Men's basketball schedule finalized for 2019-20

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
A basketball sits in a rack at Bud Walton Arena in this undated photo.
Photo by Andy Shupe
A basketball sits in a rack at Bud Walton Arena in this undated photo.

FAYETTEVILLE — All dates are finalized on Arkansas’ 2019-20 men's basketball schedule.

The Razorbacks’ 31-game schedule features 18 games at Bud Walton Arena, 12 road games and a meeting against Valparaiso in Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Nonconference dates were set last week following Northern Kentucky's schedule release and remaining dates were finalized with the Southeastern Conference's schedule release Tuesday. Game times and broadcast designations have not been announced.

Entering coach Eric Musselman’s first season, Arkansas will officially open its 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 is one of six teams participating in the College Hoops Roadshow, a multi-site, on-campus exempt event that will include Razorbacks home games against Montana (Nov. 16), Texas Southern (Nov. 19) and South Dakota (Nov. 22).

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.

In SEC play, Arkansas will play home-only games in Bud Walton Arena against Auburn, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vanderbilt, and road-only matchups against Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss. It will play home-and-home games against LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

Arkansas finished last season 18-16 overall and 8-10 in SEC play under former coach Mike Anderson, who was fired on March 26. The Razorbacks reached the second round of the NIT before losing to Indiana, 63-60, in Bloomington, Ind.

Arkansas' 2019-20 men's 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. 4 — Texas A&M

Jan. 8 — at LSU

Jan. 11 — at Ole Miss

Jan. 15 — Vanderbilt

Jan. 18 — Kentucky

Jan. 22 — at Mississippi State

Jan. 25 — TCU (Big 12/SEC Challenge)

Jan. 29 — South Carolina

Feb. 1 — at Alabama

Feb. 4 — Auburn

Feb. 8 — at Missouri

Feb. 11 — at Tennessee

Feb. 15 — Mississippi State

Feb. 18 — at Florida

Feb. 22 — Missouri

Feb. 26 — Tennessee

Feb. 29 — at Georgia

March 4 — LSU

March 7 — at Texas A&M

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