MBB Preview: Arkansas-UCA / Now on SEC Network Alternate

Who: Arkansas Razorbacks (5-0) vs. Central Arkansas Bears (0-3)
What: The first meeting between the two schools since 1947
When: Saturday – Dec. 12 – 7:00 pm (CT)
Where: Fayetteville, Ark. – Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena
How (to follow):
TV: SEC Network Alternate (Brett Dolan and Manuale Watkins)
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Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
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Sirius/XM: Streamed online only on channel 985
Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com

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– UCA Game Notes: CLICK HERE
– SEC Standings / Stats: CLICK HERE
– Fan Game Day Information: CLICK HERE

FAYETTEVILLE – For the first time since the 1946-47 season, Arkansas will play Central Arkansas in men’s basketball. Game time is set for 7:00 pm and the game will now be televised on SEC Network Alternate.

  • The Razorbacks are 6-0 all-time versus the Bears, including a 3-0 record in games played in Fayetteville. Although technically, this is the first meeting with “University of Central Arkansas”. The school was known as Arkansas State Normal School in 1923-24 and Arkansas State Teachers College from 1925-67.
  • The series dates back to Arkansas’ first season of basketball. The teams met on back-to-back days during the 1923-24 season (Jan. 11 and 12) in Fayetteville with the Razorbacks winning 62-27 and 34-14, respectively.
  • Games three, four and five in the series were played in Conway, one coming in December 1933 (a 53-30 Razorback win) and the other two the following December (Arkansas winning 42-38 and 66-27, respectively).
  • The last meeting in the series came on Feb. 1, 1947, in Fayetteville, a 59-39 decision in favor of the Razorbacks.


  • The Last Time…

… Arkansas hosted an in-state school for a regular-season game was Nov. 28, 1950 versus Arkansas Tech. (Razorbacks won 50-45)
… Arkansas hosted an in-state school overall was Mar. 13, 1987 versus Arkansas State in the first round of the NIT. (Razorbacks won 67-64)
… Arkansas did host UALR last season in an exhibition game as Razorback All-American Darrell Walker brought his squad to play the first contest on Nolan Richardson Court. (Arkansas won 79-64)


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