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 vs. Ole Miss: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparison
Arkansas fans call the hogs on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, during the second half of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s 84-69 win over the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
WHEN 11 a.m., Saturday
WHERE Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 12-6, 1-5 SEC; Ole Miss 9-9, 1-5 SEC
AP RANKING Arkansas 25; Ole Miss NR
SERIES Arkansas leads 51-33
STREAK Arkansas lost 4; Ole Miss won 1
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 64-55 on Jan. 26, 2022, in Oxford, Miss.
COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 85-34 in 4 seasons at Arkansas and 195-68 in 8 seasons overall; Ole Miss: Kermit Davis - 73-70 in 5 seasons at Ole Miss and 542-333 in 28 seasons overall.
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. 190.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2 and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Jordan Bernfield (play-by-play) and Brooke Weisbrod (analyst)
BETTING LINE Arkansas is an 8 1/2-point favorite, according to Saracen Casino Resort.
NOTABLE Arkansas has won four in a row over Ole Miss and is 8-1 in the teams’ previous nine meetings. The Rebels’ only victory in that span was 84-67 in 2019 … The Rebels last won at Arkansas 96-82 in 2015 … The Razorbacks have lost four consecutive games since beating Missouri 74-68 in Bud Walton Arena on Jan. 4 … Ole Miss won 70-58 at South Carolina on Tuesday to break a six-game losing streak … Rebels sophomore guard Daeshun Ruffin returned to practice Thursday and is expected to be available for today’s game after missing the previous two games because of an illness. He is averaging 8.6 points … Anthony Black leads Arkansas with 68 assists … Ricky Council is averaging 35.3 minutes to lead the SEC. Black is second at 34.5 minutes per game … The Razorbacks are 8-1 in Bud Walton Arena this season with their lone loss to No. 4 Alabama 84-69 on Jan. 11 … Arkansas freshman guard Nick Smith will miss his eighth consecutive game — and 14th of the season — because of a right knee injury. Musselman has said he expects Smith to continue to be out at least the rest of January. There is no timetable for his return.
OLE MISS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS. NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Matthew Murrell, 6-4, Jr.; 15.6; 3.7
G Amaree Abram, 6-4, Fr.; 8.2; 2.3
G James White, 6-5, So.; 3.1; 1.8
F Jaemyn Brakefield, Jr.; 8.9; 5.3
F Jayveous McKinnis, 6-7, Sr.; 4.7; 4.1
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS. NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Ricky Council, 6-6, Jr.; 18.0; 3.1
G Anthony Black, 6-7, Fr.; 12.5; 5.3
G Davonte Davis, 6-4, Sr.; 9.5; 4.3
F Kamani Johnson, 6-7, Sr.; 2.8; 3.4
F Makhi Mitchell, 6-9, Sr.; 7.8; 5.9
Ole Miss – Arkansas
67.6 Points for 76.2
65.3 Points against 66.8
+3.2 Rebound margin +5.3
-0.6 Turnover margin +2.6
43.0 FG pct. 47.3
29.7 3-PT pct. 29.8
68.0 FT pct. 70.7
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