Arkansas vs. Lipscomb: How to watch and listen, notables, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is shown during a game against Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Gunnar Rathbun, University of Arkansas Razorback Athletics
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is shown during a game against Mississippi Valley State on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Saturday, 4 p.m.

WHERE Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville

CAPACITY 19,200 (will be limited to around 20%)

RECORDS Arkansas 3-0; Lipscomb 1-2

STREAK Arkansas won 4; Lipscomb lost 2

SERIES Arkansas leads 1-0

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Lipscomb 83-54 on Dec. 20, 2004, in Fayetteville.

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 23-12 in second season at Arkansas and 133-46 in sixth season overall; Lipscomb: Lennie Acuff - 17-18 in second season at Lipscomb and overall in Division I. Acuff had a 437-214 record in 22 seasons at Alabama-Huntsville in NCAA Division II, and was 99-96 in six NAIA seasons at Belhaven and Berry College.

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The game audio can also be accessed on the Razorback GameDay App, the TuneIn app and on satellite radio via Sirius XM Ch. 192.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Josh Haley (play-by-play) and Manny Watkins (color analyst)

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 16-point favorite.

NOTABLE Tipoff time for the game was moved to 4 p.m. from 5 p.m. so it could be televised on the SEC Network in place of the postponed Georgia-Vanderbilt football game….Arkansas sophomore Connor Vanover is averaging 3.7 blocked shots to rank ninth nationally….Freshman guard Moses Moody has hit 23 of 26 free throws for the Razorbacks….Junior guard JD Notae is averaging 11.3 points off the Arkansas bench….Razorbacks senior guard Jalen Tate, a graduate transfer from Northern Kentucky, is 22 points shy of 1,000 for his career. He’s averaging a team-high 4.0 assists….Lipscomb junior center Ahsan Asadullah is averaging 5.7 assists….Junior guard Desi Sills leads Arkansas with 8 steals.

LIPSCOMB PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G Greg Jones, 6-3; Jr.; 15.0; 5.3

G Romeao Ferguson, 6-5; Sr.; 14.0; 3.0

G Miles Miller, 6-2; So.; 5.0; 3.2

F Jake Wolfe, 6-5; So.; 6.7; 3.0

C Ahsan Asadullah, 6-8; Jr.; 12.6; 6.7

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G Desi Sills, 6-2, Jr.; 12.0; 2.7

G Jalen Tate, 6-6, Sr.; 9.3; 5.0

G Moses Moody, 6-6; Fr.; 17.0; 4.7

F Justin Smith, 6-7; Sr.; 14.0; 6.2

C Connor Vanover, 7-3, So.; 13.7; 8.7

TEAM COMPARISONS

Lipscomb – Arkansas

65.7 Points for 94.3

69.3 Points against 58.7

-4.0 Rebound margin +14.0

-1.7 Turnover margin +5.3

47.9 FG pct. 47.3

38.0 3-PT pct. 39.8

66.7 FT pct. 74.4

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