Hogs to play Auburn in SEC Tournament

Arkansas guard Anthony Black (0) brings the ball downcourt as Auburn guard Wendell Green Jr. (1) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will play Auburn at next week’s SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

The Razorbacks, who were picked to finish second in the league in the preseason, are the No. 10 seed and the Tigers are the No. 7 seed. Their game is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. on SEC Network.

The winner will play No. 2 seed Texas A&M on Friday at 6 p.m. on SEC Network.

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Arkansas lost its game at Auburn during the regular season, falling 72-59 on Jan. 7. Tigers guard Wendell Green had 19 points and 5 assists, and Anthony Black led the Razorbacks with 23 points.

Thursday’s matchup will be the teams’ second at the SEC Tournament. Arkansas defeated Auburn 75-67 in 2000 to claim the conference tournament title in Atlanta.

Arkansas (19-12, 8-10 SEC) finished the regular season with three consecutive losses. It dropped five of seven games after a Feb. 7 victory at Kentucky.

Auburn (20-11, 10-8) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 79-70 victory over No. 12 Tennessee. 

The Razorbacks are 3-2 in the SEC Tournament under fourth-year coach Eric Musselman.