Arkansas vs. San Jose State: How to watch and listen, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt Bob Holt's Twitter account
Published: Friday, December 2, 2022
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is shown during a game against Troy on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is shown during a game against Troy on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, in Fayetteville.

WHEN Saturday, 3 p.m.

WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,200) in Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 6-1; San Jose State 6-2

STREAK Arkansas won 2; San Jose State won 2

AP RANKING Arkansas 11; San Jose State NR

SERIES First meeting

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman — 79-29 in fourth season at Arkansas and 189-63 in eighth season overall; San Jose State: Tim Miles — 14-25 in second season at San Jose State and 300-298 in 20th season overall in Division I.

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

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

TV ANNOUNCERS Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Daymeon Fishback (analyst)

BETTING LINE Arkansas is an 18 1/2-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

NOTABLE Arkansas junior guard Davonte “Devo” Davis, who missed the previous game for an undisclosed reason when the Razorbacks beat Troy 74-61, has returned to the team and is expected to be ready to play … Freshman guard Nick Smith, who made his Arkansas debut against Troy after recovering from a right knee injury and played six minutes off the bench, could have a bigger role in the game … Anthony Black leads Arkansas with 24 assists and 16 steals … Razorbacks sophomore forward Trevon Brazile is averaging 11.9 points and 6.7 rebounds off the bench … Ricky Council is averaging 37.0 minutes to lead all SEC players, and 20.1 points per game … Arkansas’ average of 5.0 three-point baskets ranks 331st nationally … Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman is 6-0 against San Jose State from his days as Nevada’s coach. The Spartans and Wolf Pack play in the Mountain West Conference … The Spartans are 3-8 against teams currently in the SEC. The victories were over Florida during the 1974-75 season, Mississippi State in 1986-87 and Alabama in 1996-97, when San Jose State last played an SEC team ... Ibrahima Diallo, a transfer from Ohio State, has 17 blocked shots for the Spartans.

SAN JOSE STATE PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Omari Moore, 6-6, Jr.; 13.4; 6.1

G Alvaro Cardenas, 6-1, Jr.; 9.9; 2.9

G Sean Tolbert, 6-8, Sr., 10.3; 8.0

F Trey Anderson, 6-7, Jr.; 9.6; 3.9

C Ibrahima Diallo, 7-0, Jr.; 6.5; 3.8

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Ricky Council, 6-6, Jr.; 20.1; 3.0

G Anthony Black, 6-7, Fr.; 14.1; 5.7

F Jordan Walsh, 6-7, Fr.; 7.5; 2.8

F Kamani Johnson, 6-7, Jr.; 3.4; 3.0

C Makhi Mitchell, 6-9, Sr.; 6.3; 4.4

TEAM COMPARISON

SJSU – Arkansas

72.3 Points for 77.1

66.0 Points against 63.0

+11.4 Rebound margin +5.3

-4.9 Turnover margin +5.1

48.8 FG pct. 48.0

35.6 3-PT pct. 29.7

65.3 FT pct. 69.9

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