Arkansas vs. Tennessee: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparison

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Arkansas Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, Texas Christian during the second half of the Razorbacks' 78-67 win in Bud Walton Arena. Visit nwaonline.com/photos/ for more photographs from the game.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, Texas Christian during the second half of the Razorbacks' 78-67 win in Bud Walton Arena. Visit nwaonline.com/photos/ for more photographs from the game.

WHEN Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,200), Fayetteville, Ark.

RECORDS Arkansas 17-10, 5-9 SEC; Tennessee 15-12, 7-7 SEC

STREAK Arkansas won 1; Tennessee lost 1

LAST MEETING Tennessee defeated Arkansas 82-61 on Feb. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn.

SERIES Tennessee leads 22-20

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 17-10 in first season at Arkansas and 127-44 in fifth season overall; Tennessee: Rick Barnes - 103-62 in fifth season at Tennessee and 707-376 in 33rd season overall.

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The game can also be accessed on the Razorback GameDay App, the TuneIn app and on satellite radio via Sirius XM Ch. 374.

TELEVISION The game will air on SEC Network and can be streamed on ESPN3.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Mike Morgan (play-by-play) and Jon Sundvold (analyst)

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 5-point favorite; O/U 131.5

NOTABLE Tennessee beat Arkansas 82-61 on Feb. 11 at Thompson-Boling Arena in the teams’ first game this season. Santiago Vescovi led the Vols with 20 points and 8 assists and Jordan Bowden had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Jimmy Whitt led the Razorbacks with 19 points … The Vols have a three-game winning streak against Arkansas. The Razorbacks last beat Tennessee 96-93 in overtime in Bud Walton Arena on Dec. 30, 2017 … Razorbacks guard Isaiah Joe and Vols guard Josiah-Jordan James, who both missed the first Arkansas-Tennessee game this season because of injuries, will start tonight. Joe returned to the lineup against Missouri last Saturday after missing five games and scored 21 points to lead the Razorbacks to a 78-68 victory … Arkansas junior guard Mason Jones is five points shy of scoring 1,000 in his two seasons with the Razorbacks … Desi Sills likely will come off the Arkansas bench after he scored 17 points against Missouri in a reserve role … Tennessee senior guard Jordan Bowden scored a career-high 28 points at Auburn last Saturday … Arkansas is 12-4 this season in Bud Walton Arena, where the Razorbacks had dropped four consecutive games before beating Missouri … Tennessee is 3-6 on the road with victories at Missouri, Vanderbilt and Alabama … Vols junior forward Yves Pons leads the SEC with 67 blocked shots and has at least one block in 27 consecutive games … Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is 6-5 vs Arkansas, including 2-1 when he was at Texas.

TENNESSEE PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Jordan Bowden, 6-5; Sr.; 13.0; 4.1

G Santiago Vescovi, 6-3; Fr.; 11.3; 3.6

G Josiah-Jordan James, 6-5; Fr.; 7.3; 5.7

F Yves Pones, 6-6; Jr.; 11.0; 5.3

F John Fulkerson, 6-9; Jr.; 12.7; 6.0

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Mason Jones, 6-5; Jr.; 20.5; 5.9

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5; So.; 16.2; 4.2

G Jimmy Whitt, 6-3; Sr.; 14.4; 4.7

G Jalen Harris, 6-2; Jr.; 4.3; 2.3

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6; Sr.; 7.1; 4.6

TEAM COMPARISON

Tennessee – Arkansas

66.8 Points for 74.0

62.5 Points against 67.4

+1.8 Rebound margin -6.7

-0.7 Turnover margin +4.7

42.8 FG pct. 43.7

30.6 3-PT pct. 32.9

75.1 FT pct. 72.4

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