Arkansas vs. Mississippi State: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Mississippi State coach Ben Howland gestures from the sideline during a game against Arkansas on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Charlie Kaijo
Mississippi State coach Ben Howland gestures from the sideline during a game against Arkansas on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Wednesday, 6 p.m.

WHERE Humphrey Coliseum (10,575), Starkville, Miss.

RECORDS Arkansas 14-3, 3-2 SEC; Mississippi State 11-6, 2-3 SEC

STREAK Arkansas lost 1; Mississippi State won 2

LAST MEETING Mississippi State defeated Arkansas 77-67 on Feb. 16, 2019, in Fayetteville.

SERIES Arkansas leads 33-29

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 14-3 in first season at Arkansas and 124-37 in fifth season overall; Mississippi State: Ben Howland - 82-69 in fifth season at Mississippi State and 490-268 in 24th 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. 384.

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 Sunvold (analyst)

BETTING LINE Mississippi State is a 3-point favorite.

NOTABLE Mississippi State has a four-game winning streak against Arkansas, which last beat the Bulldogs 82-68 in the first of two meetings in the 2015-16 season. Mississippi State won the 2016 rematch 78-46 … The Razorbacks are 3-2 on the road this season, including 1-1 in SEC games with a 79-77 loss at LSU and 76-72 victory at Ole Miss … Arkansas continues to lead the nation in 3-point defense at 23.4% (69 of 295) and is 16th in turnovers forced (17.5) …Mississippi State’s average of 13.8 offensive rebounds per game ranks ninth nationally … Bulldogs forward Reggie Perry was SEC player of the week after averaging 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in victories over Missouri (72-45) and Georgia (91-59). Perry was once committed to the Razorbacks … Arkansas is 7-21 all-time at Mississippi State … The Bulldogs have an announced average attendance of 6,408 for their 19 home games and 6,979 for three SEC games in Humphrey Coliseum.

MISSISSIPPI STATE PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Nick Weatherspoon, 6-2; Jr.; 13.3; 2.9

G Tyson Carter, 6-4; Sr.; 13.8; 2.5

F Reggie Perry, 6-10; So.; 16.4; 10.1

F Robert Woodward, 6-7; So.; 11.6; 7.6

C Abdul Ado, 6-11; Jr.; 5.8; 6.9

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Mason Jones, 6-5; Jr.; 18.2; 6.1

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5; So.; 17.5; 4.5

G Jimmy Whitt, 6-3; Sr.; 14.8; 5.5

G Desi Sills, 6-2; So.; 9.6; 3.2

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

TEAM COMPARISON

Mississippi State - Arkansas

73.1 Points For 74.1

64.6 Points Against 62.1

+8.4 Rebound Margin -5.1

-1.4 Turnover Margin +5.4

46.8 FG Pct. 43.8

33.0 3-PT Pct. 31.2

71.8 FT Pct. 74.4

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