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

By: Bob Holt
Published: Friday, December 3, 2021
A rack of basketballs is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Fayetteville.
( Andy Shupe)
A rack of basketballs is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.

WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,200), Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 7-0; Arkansas-Little Rock 4-4

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman — 52-19 in third season at Arkansas and 162-53 in seventh season overall in Division I; Arkansas-Little Rock: Darrell Walker — 46-50 in fourth season at Arkansas-Little Rock and overall in Division I. 

SERIES First meeting

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. The game audio can also be accessed on the Razorback GameDay App and the TuneIn app.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

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

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 25 1/2-point favorite, according to Vegas Insider.

NOTABLES Arkansas is among 14 teams nationally that are undefeated … The Razorbacks have shot 17.6% on three-pointers (13 of 74) in their previous four games, but they’re 11-5 under Coach Eric Musselman when shooting 25% or lower from beyond the arc … Arkansas is getting strong bench scoring from senior guards Chris Lykes (12.1) and Stanley Umude (10.7) … UALR is playing its sixth consecutive game away from home and coming off an 86-55 loss at Colorado State on Wednesday night … The Trojans have had seven players miss a combined 39 games because of injuries and will be without their No. 1 and No. 3 leading scorers — Nikola Maric (hamstring) and DeAntoni Gordon (leg) — for today’s game. Maric is averaging 12.8 points and Gordon 10.4 … Arkansas guard JD Notae is averaging 3.0 steals to lead the SEC and rank third nationally … Forward Jaylin Williams leads the Razorbacks with 30 assists and 8 blocked shots … Arkansas forward Au’Diese Toney is shooting 66.7% (34 of 51).

UALR PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Isaiah Palermo, 6-3, Jr.; 12.3; 3.0

G Javon Stulic, 6-5, Jr.; 10.1; 2.8

G D.J. Smith, 6-0, Fr.; 4.6; 2.4

F Kevin Osawe, 6-6, Jr.; 8.4; 5.1

C Admir Besovic, 7-0, Sr.; 2.3; 2.4

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

POS. NAME, HT, YR; PPG; RPG

G JD Notae, 6-2, Sr.; 18.1; 4.6

G Davonte Davis, 6-4, So.; 7.7; 4.4

G Au’Diese Toney, 6-6, Sr.; 13.9; 6.6

F Connor Vanover, 7-3, Jr.; 8.5; 4.3

F Jaylin Williams, 6-10, So.; 5.7; 9.0

TEAM COMPARISON

UALR – Arkansas

72.8 Points for 81.6

69.9 Points against 65.5

+2.0 Rebound margin +10.0

+2.6 Turnover margin +5.0

44.2 FG pct. 46.2

29.9 3-PT pct. 28.9

72.5 FT pct. 68.5


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