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

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Arkansas' Moses Moody (5) celebrates with teammate Jalen Tate (11) during a game against Texas-Arlington on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Fayetteville.
( Gunnar Rathbun, University of Arkansas Razorback Athletics )
Arkansas' Moses Moody (5) celebrates with teammate Jalen Tate (11) during a game against Texas-Arlington on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Wednesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville

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

RECORDS Arkansas 4-0; Southern 0-2

STREAK Arkansas won 5; Southern lost 2

SERIES Arkansas leads 2-0

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Southern 86-68 on Nov. 13, 2015, in Fayetteville.

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 24-12 in second season at Arkansas and 134-46 in sixth season overall; Southern: Sean Woods - 24-42 in third season at Southern and 151-192 in 12th season overall.

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. 190.

TELEVISION The game will be streamed on SEC Network-Plus and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Manny Watkins (color analyst)

NOTABLE Because Southern wasn’t added to Arkansas’ schedule until Monday night, it isn’t part of the season package and single-game tickets will be sold at $15 for lower bowl seats and $10 for upper level seats….Arkansas scheduled Southern after Tulsa announced it was postponing its game against the Razorbacks scheduled for Tuesday night because of a covid-19 positive test on the team and subsequent contact tracing and quarantining….Southern was scheduled to play at No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Thursday night, but that game was canceled because the Zags have paused team activities due to covid issues….Arkansas sophomore Connor Vanover is averaging 3.8 blocked shots to tie for fourth nationally….Southern Coach Sean Woods, a former Kentucky player, was an assistant at Stetson for Razorbacks assistant Corey Williams during the 2017-18 season….Arkansas Coach Eric Musselman’s Nevada team beat Woods’ Morehead (Ky.) State team 77-68 in the CBI Tournament championship game in the 2015-16 season.  

SOUTHERN PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Ahsante Shivers, 6-4; Sr.; 16.5; 3.0

G Lamarcus Lee, 6-2; Sr.; 8.0; 3.0

G Jayden Saddler, 6-1; Jr.; 12.0; 6.5

G Damiree Burns, 6-2; So.; 12.0; 3.0

F Kirk Parker, 6-7; Jr.; 5.5; 3.0

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Desi Sills, 6-2, Jr.; 10.5; 3.0

G Jalen Tate, 6-6, Sr.; 8.5; 4.8

G Moses Moody, 6-6; Fr.; 17.3; 5.5

F Justin Smith, 6-7; Sr.; 12.8; 6.3

C Connor Vanover, 7-3, So.; 11.8; 8.8

TEAM COMPARISONS

Southern – Arkansas

77.0 Points for 92.2

94.0 Points against 56.5

+9.0 Rebound margin +16.0

-4.5 Turnover margin +2.8

41.2 FG pct. 48.0

34.2 3-PT pct. 37.6

76.7 FT pct. 74.4

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