Arkansas Meets Indiana in NIT 2nd Round

Who: #1 seed Indiana Hoosiers
What: NIT Second Round
When: Saturday – Mar. 23, 2019 – 11:00 am (CT) / Noon (ET)
Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall – Bloomington, Ind.
How (to follow):
– TV: ESPN (Dave Feldman and Dan Dakich)
Watch ESPN Online
– Radio: Razorback/IMG Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
– Live Stats:

Arkansas Game Notes:
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FAYETTEVILLE – For the second time this season, Arkansas and Indiana will meet on the hardwood as the fifth-seeded Razorbacks travel to Bloomington, Ind., to face the #1-seeded Hoosiers on Saturday (Mar. 23). Tip-off in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is set for 11 am (CT)/Noon (ET) and the game will be televised on ESPN.

Versus Indiana

  • Arkansas is 2-1 all-time versus Indiana and this will be the second meeting between the two storied programs this season.
  • Indiana won the first game in the series with a 75-50 decision early in the 1949-50 season in Bloomington.
  • Arkansas won the next encounter, 86-72, in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament East Regional.
  • The Razorbacks took the rubber match in the series with an exciting 73-72 decision in Bud Walton Arena in game three this year to help Arkansas win the Hardwood Showcase as the Razorbacks were the only team to go undefeated in the exempt tournament.

Arkansas at NIT

  • This is the fourth trip to the NIT for the Razorbacks and Arkansas is 6-4 in the postseason tournament.
  • Arkansas went 1-1 in 1987
  • Arkansas was 3-2 in 1997 and reached the Final Four. The Razorbacks lost in the semifinals before losing to UConn in the consolation game.
  • Arkansas went to the NIT was 2014 and the Razorbacks were 1-1.
  • Arkansas won a first-round NIT game for the fourth time in four tries, winning at Providence on Tuesday.

Anderson/Arkansas in the Postseason

  • In this the eighth year of the Mike Anderson era at Arkansas, the Razorbacks are playing in the postseason for the third consecutive year and the fifth time in the last six years. (NCAA in 2015, ‘17 and ‘18 and the NIT in 2014 and ‘19).
  • This is Coach Anderson’s 12th postseason appearance in 17 years as head coach, including nine in the NCAA and three in the NIT.
  • Overall, this is Arkansas’ 37th postseason berth, including 34 in the NCAA and three in the NIT.

Last Time Out for Razorbacks

  • Reggie Chaney scored a career-high 14 points and blocked a career-high seven shots while Gabe Osabuohien scored 11 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds to lead Arkansas to an 84-72 victory over Providence in the opening round of the 2019 National Invitation Tournament at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
  • Chaney, Osabuohien, Adrio Bailey and Ethan Henderson combined to score 36 points and pull down 20 rebounds. However, it was Arkansas’ hot shooting from outside early that set the tone for the win.
  • The Razorbacks made an old-fashion, 3-point play to start the game and then made its next five 3-pointers to race out to a 20-9 lead. Later, Arkansas went up 11 points, 26-15, with 9:23 left in the first half and held a double-digit lead the rest of the game.

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