Kentucky at Arkansas: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Friday, January 17, 2020
Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) pulls up to shoot over Kentucky defenders Nick Richards (4) and Ashton Hagans (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) pulls up to shoot over Kentucky defenders Nick Richards (4) and Ashton Hagans (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.

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

RECORDS Arkansas 14-2, 3-1 SEC; Kentucky 12-4, 3-1 SEC

STREAK Arkansas won 2; Kentucky lost 1

LAST MEETING Kentucky defeated Arkansas 70-66 on Feb. 26, 2019 in Lexington, Ky.

SERIES Kentucky leads 32-11

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 14-2 in first season at Arkansas and 124-36 in fifth season overall; Kentucky: John Calipari - 317-75 in 11th season at Kentucky and 762-215 in 28th 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. 381.

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

ANNOUNCERS Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst) and Kris Budden (reporter)

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 1-point favorite; O/U 137

NOTABLE Kentucky has won seven consecutive games against Arkansas since the Razorbacks swept two games during the 2013-14 season when they beat the Wildcats 87-85 in overtime in Walton Arena and 71-67 in overtime in Rupp Arena … Isaiah Joe led Arkansas with 19 points in a 70-66 loss at Kentucky last season and Desi Sills scored 15. The Wildcats rallied from a 39-28 halftime deficit … Joe scored all 12 of his points in the second half against Vanderbilt on Wednesday night when the Razorbacks beat the Commodores 75-55 … Of Joe’s 121 points in the last six games, 98 have been in the second half … Razorbacks guard Mason Jones has a team-high 54 assists, including 17 in the last two games with 9 at Ole Miss and 8 against Vanderbilt … Jones also leads Arkansas with 29 steals … Arkansas leads the nation in 3-point defense (22.8%) and leads the SEC in steals (9.1 per game) and turnovers forced (17.6) … The Razorbacks are 10-0 in Bud Walton Arena this season and have won 12 in a row going back to last season. Their last home loss was 87-80 to Texas A&M on Feb. 23, 2019 … Kentucky is 1-1 on the road with a 78-69 victory at Georgia and 81-78 loss at South Carolina … Wildcats sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley is averaging 19.0 points the last five games and 13.7 on the season … Adrio Bailey leads Arkansas with 82 deflections and 30 blocked shots … Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is coaching against Kentucky’s John Calipari for the first time as a college head coach … Calipari is 12-6 against Arkansas, including 9-4 at Kentucky, 2-0 at Massachusetts and 1-2 at Memphis.

KENTUCKY PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Ashton Hagans, 6-3; So.; 13.1; 4.1

G Tyrese Maxey, 6-3; Fr.; 13.9; 4.1

F Keion Brooks, 6-7; Fr.; 5.3; 3.2

F EJ Montgomery, 6-10; So.; 7.2; 5.7

C Nick Richards, 6-11; Jr.; 13.1; 7.7

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Mason Jones, 6-5; Jr.; 18.1; 6.1

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5; So.; 17.8; 4.5

G Jimmy Whitt, 6-3; Sr.; 14.8; 5.8

G Desi Sills, 6-2; So.; 10.0; 3.3

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6; Sr.; 6.5; 4.8

TEAM COMPARISON

Kentucky - Arkansas

75.0 Points for 74.6

63.7 Points against 61.4

+5.6 Rebound margin -4.3

+0.1 Turnover margin +5.4

46.1 FG pct. 44.5

32.1 3-PT pct. 31.2

76.8 FT pct. 75.2

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