Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas vs. North Dakota State: How to watch and listen, betting line, notables
A rack of basketballs is shown prior to a game between Arkansas and Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Fayetteville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Andy Shupe)
WHEN Monday, 7 p.m.
WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,200) in Fayetteville
2021-22 RECORDS Arkansas 28-9; North Dakota State 23-10
STREAK Arkansas lost 1; North Dakota State lost 1
COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman — 73-28 in fourth season at Arkansas and 183-62 in eighth season overall; North Dakota State: David Richman— 159-97 in ninth season at North Dakota State and overall.
SERIES Arkansas leads 1-0
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated North Dakota State 71-55 on Dec. 20, 2016, in Fayetteville.
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 Varsity Network app, and on Sirius XM Ch. 191.
TELEVISION The game will be streamed online by SEC Network-Plus and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
TV ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Manuale Watkins (analyst)
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 21 1/2-point favorite, according to DraftKings.
NOTABLE This is the season opener for both teams....Arkansas, which is ranked 10th by the AP in the preseason poll, went 1-1 during its exhibition season. The Razorbacks defeated Division II Rogers (Okla.) State 83-49 at home on Oct. 24 and lost 90-60 at 12th-ranked Texas on Oct. 29....North Dakota State won its only exhibition game of the preseason, 98-64 over Division II Minnesota-Crookston on Nov. 2 in Fargo, N.D....Arkansas has won 48 consecutive home openers, including all 29 at Bud Walton Arena....North Dakota State is opening the season with games against two top-10 teams, Arkansas and No. 5 Kansas on Nov. 10. The Bison have not defeated a top-10 team since a 64-60 victory at No. 8 Marquette on Dec. 2, 2006. North Dakota State's last victory over a ranked team came during the 2014 NCAA Tournament, when the Bison defeated Oklahoma 80-75 in the first round.
NDSU PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS. NAME, HT; YR.
G Lance Waddles, 6-3; Fr.
G Boden Skunberg, 6-5; Jr.
G Luke Yoder, 6-0, Jr.
F Andrew Morgan, 6-10; So.
F Grant Nelson, 6-11; Jr.
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS. NAME, HT., YR.
G Nick Smith, 6-5, Fr.
G Anthony Black, 6-7, Fr.
G Jordan Walsh, 6-7, Fr.
F Jalen Graham, 6-9, Sr.
F Trevon Brazile, 6-10; Jr.
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