Ethan Westerman is a reporter for the Hawgs Sports Network. He has bachelor's degrees in journalism and marketing from the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas vs. Murray State women's basketball: How to watch and listen, notables
Arkansas players are shown, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, during the Razorbacks’ 81-76 victory over Louisiana-Monroe in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. (Whole Hog Sports/Andy Shupe)
WHEN Friday, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,200) in Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 1-0; Murray State 0-0
STREAK Arkansas won 1; Murray State lost 1
SERIES Arkansas leads 2-0
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Murray State 102-48 on Dec. 5, 1990, in Fayetteville.
COACHES Arkansas: Mike Neighbors — 121-77 in seventh season at Arkansas and 219-118 in 10th season overall; Murray State: Rechelle Turner — 91-89 in seventh season at Murray State and overall.
RADIO The Razorback Sports Network can be accessed on KQSM-FM, 92.1 and KYNG-AM, 1590 in Fayetteville; KFPW-AM, 1230 and KHGG-AM, 1580 in Fort Smith; and through the Varsity Network app.
RADIO ANNOUNCER Phil Elson
TELEVISION The game will be streamed by SEC Network+ and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
TV ANNOUNCERS Brett Dolan (play-by-play) and Matt Zimmerman (analyst)
NOTABLE Arkansas is looking to improve to 2-0 for the seventh consecutive season. The streak began in Neighbors’ first year coaching the Razorbacks in 2017-18…. Murray State defeated Lindsey Wilson College, an NAIA school, 102-45 in an exhibition. Arkansas defeated Louisiana-Monroe 81-76 in its season opener Tuesday…. The Razorbacks are expecting over 7,300 local students for the game. It is the designated Elementary Day game.... Arkansas has won its last 11 home non-conference games. The last loss came Dec. 21, 2021, to Creighton…. Arkansas was projected to finish sixth out of 14 teams in the SEC preseason media poll, and seventh in the coaches poll. Murray State was voted to finish seventh out of 12 teams in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll…. Racers senior Katelyn Young led the MVC in scoring (21.4 ppg) last season and was named to the league’s preseason All-MVC first team…. Arkansas freshman guard Taliah Scott scored 29 points in her college debut, the most ever by a Razorback freshman in their first game…. Arkansas redshirt sophomore Saylor Poffenbarger leads Division I in rebound average after recording 21 against ULM…. Murray State went 15-16 (7-13 MVC) in 2022-23.
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