Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year three times.
Arkansas vs. South Carolina: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons
Arkansas fans call the hogs before the start of the Razorbacks game against Kentucky during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
WHEN Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,368), Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 15-4, 3-3 SEC; South Carolina 11-8, 3-3 SEC
STREAK Arkansas won 1; South Carolina won 1
LAST MEETING South Carolina defeated Arkansas 77-65 on Feb. 9, 2019, in Columbia, S.C.
SERIES Arkansas leads 20-14
COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 15-4 in first season at Arkansas and 125-38 in fifth season overall; South Carolina: Frank Martin - 140-114 in eighth season at South Carolina and 257-168 in 13th 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. 380.
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 Andy Kennedy (analyst)
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 9-point favorite.
NOTABLE Arkansas sophomore guard Isaiah Joe, averaging 16.8 points, is questionable to play on Wednesday night after he missed last Saturday’s game against TCU because of knee inflammation. Coach Eric Musselman described Joe as being “day to day.” If Joe plays, he’ll likely be back in the starting lineup … The Razorbacks are averaging 8.5 turnovers in six SEC games and had a turnover ratio of plus-6.0 … Arkansas is 11-1 in Walton Arena this season with the lone loss to Kentucky … South Carolina beat Kentucky at home … The Gamecocks are 4-2 on the road, including victories at Virginia, Clemson, Texas A&M and Massachusetts. Their road losses are at Tennessee and Auburn … South Carolina hit 10 of 15 three-pointers in a 77-65 victory over Arkansas last season — including 4 of 5 by sophomore guard AJ Lawson — but this season the Razorbacks lead the nation in three-point defense at 24.3% (81 of 333) … Arkansas hit a three-point basket for the 1,000th consecutive game at South Carolina last season. The Razorbacks’ streak is now at 1,030 games … Arkansas sophomore forward Reggie Chaney has hit 30 of 40 shots … Freshman guard Jermain Cousinard is averaging 16.2 points in SEC games to lead the Gamecocks … Arkansas is 11-4 against South Carolina in Fayetteville .. The Gamecocks’ last victory in Walton Arena was 76-61 in 2016 … In the second half of all games this season the Razorbacks have hit 80.7% of their free throws (188 of 233) … Arkansas sophomore guard Desi Sills scored 18 points off the bench against TCU.
SOUTH CAROLINA PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G AJ Lawson, 6-6; So.; 13.7; 3.1
G Jermaine Couisnard, 6-4; Fr.; 10.7; 2.9
F Justin Minaya, 6-6; So.; 8.1; 6.3
F Keyshawn Bryant, 6-5; So.; 8.2; 2.8
C Maik Kotsay, 6-11; Sr.; 9.2; 6.2
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Mason Jones, 6-5; Jr.; 18.4; 6.1
G Jimmy Whitt, 6-3; Sr.; 15.3; 5.1
G Jalen Harris, 6-2; Jr.; 4.3; 2.4
F Reggie Chaney, 6-8; So.; 4.1; 2.9
F Adrio Bailey, 6-6; Sr.; 6.4; 4.8
South Carolina - Arkansas
70.8 Points For 74.1
66.7 Points Against 63.2
+3.2 Rebound Margin -5.5
+1.5 Turnover Margin +5.3
43.6 FG Pct. 44.5
31.1 3-PT Pct. 31.4
61.2 FT Pct. 73.7
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