Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for the Hawgs Sports Network. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas and previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He was the 2022 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Razorbacks fall to No. 20 in AP poll
Arkansas players are shown in a huddle on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, during the second half of the Razorbacks’ 78-72 loss to UNC-Greensboro in Bud Walton Arena. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for the photo gallery.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ men’s basketball team fell six spots in The Associated Press Top 25 poll after its home loss to North Carolina-Greensboro last Friday.
The Razorbacks enter the third week of the regular season at No. 20 in the latest poll that was released Monday. They beat Old Dominion 86-77 and lost to the Spartans 78-72 last week.
UNC-Greensboro snapped Arkansas’ 38-game non-conference winning streak in Bud Walton Arena. Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman had been 58-0 in on-campus home games at Nevada and Arkansas.
Other SEC teams in this week’s poll include Tennessee (7), Texas A&M (12), Kentucky (16), Alabama (17) and Mississippi State (25). Duke, which visits Bud Walton Arena on Nov. 29 as part of the ACC/SEC Challenge, is No. 9.
The Razorbacks are set to play three games at Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas this week. Their first game is against Stanford on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Central. It will air on ESPNU.
Arkansas will play either Michigan or Memphis on Thursday, then close the tournament Friday against North Carolina, Villanova, Texas Tech or Northern Iowa.
Memphis this week received 149 voting points, the most of any unranked team. Villanova and Michigan also received 44 and 10 voting points, respectively.
Arkansas in AP poll in 2023-24 season
Preseason — 14
Nov. 13 — 14
Nov. 20 — 20
The Associated Press Top 25 - Nov. 20
10. Miami (Fla.)
12. Texas A&M
14. North Carolina
19. Florida Atlantic
21. Michigan State
22. James Madison
23. Southern Cal
25. Mississippi State
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