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 four times and has been inducted to the Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
Arkansas at Vanderbilt: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparison
Arkansas forward Makhi Mitchell dunks the ball against Auburn during the first half of a game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
WHEN 1 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tenn.
RECORDS Arkansas 12-4, 1-3 SEC; Vanderbilt 8-8, 1-2 SEC
STREAK Arkansas lost 2; Vanderbilt lost 2
AP RANKING Arkansas 15; Vanderbilt NR
COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 85-32 in 4 seasons at Arkansas and 195-66 in 8 seasons overall; Vanderbilt: Jerry Stackhouse - 47-61 in 4 seasons at Vanderbilt and overall
SERIES Arkansas leads 39-13
LAST MEETING Vanderbilt defeated Arkansas 75-74 on Jan. 4, 2022, in Fayetteville
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, and on XM Ch. 84.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPNU and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Carolyn Peck (analyst)
BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 4 1/2-point favorite, according to Saracen Casino Resort.
NOTABLE Arkansas has beaten Vanderbilt six consecutive times in Nashville, including four victories at Memorial Gym (2014, 2017, 2019, 2021) and two in the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena (2017, 2020). Vanderbilt last beat Arkansas in Nashville in 2013 … The Commodores handed the Razorbacks their only loss in Bud Walton Arena last season, 75-74 … Junior guard Ricky Council, who played off the bench for Arkansas in its 84-69 loss to No. 4 Alabama on Wednesday, is averaging 17.9 points this season … Vanderbilt’s top scorers have been playing off the bench of late, with 7-0 senior Liam Robbins averaging 13.2 points and 6-5 senior Jordan Wright averaging 10.3 … In SEC play, Robbins is averaging 18.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots … Arkansas is 0-2 in road games, losing at LSU and Auburn … Vanderbilt is 6-3 at home, falling to Southern Mississippi, Memphis and Grambling. The Commodores' most notable victories at home are over Pittsburgh and South Carolina … Council is averaging 35 minutes and 23 seconds per game to lead the SEC … Arkansas freshman guard Nick Smith will miss his sixth consecutive game and 12th of the season because of a knee injury. Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman said he expects Smith to be out at least the rest of January … Arkansas is 28-12 against the Commodores in SEC games and 8-8 at Memorial Gym.
VANDERBILT PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS. NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Tyrin Lawrence, 6-4, Jr.; 9.6; 3.3
G Trey Thomas, 6-0, Jr.; 6.5; 1.7
F Myles Stute, 6-7, Jr.; 10.1; 5.5
F Colin Smith, 6-8, Fr.; 4.5; 3.4
C Quentin Millora-Brown, 6-10, Sr.; 3.5; 3.5
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS. NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Anthony Black, 6-7, Fr.; 12.0; 5.1
G Davonte Davis, 6-4, Jr.; 8.4; 4.1
F Jordan Walsh, 6-7, Fr.; 7.4; 3.9
F Makhi Mitchell, 6-9, Sr.; 7.6; 5.6
C Makhel Mitchell, 6-10, Sr.; 3.2; 2.3
Vanderbilt – Arkansas
71.4 Points for 75.8
68.6 Points against 64.2
+3.8 Rebound margin +5.3
-7.1 Turnover margin +3.6
43.3 FG pct. 47.2
32.5 3-PT pct. 28.4
69.3 FT pct. 70.0
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