Who: Tulsa Golden Hurricane (8-2) vs Arkansas Razorbacks (8-1)
What: Arkansas’ final home men’s basketball game of 2019
When: Saturday – Dec. 14, 2019 – 12:30 pm
Where: Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena – Fayetteville, Ark.
How (to follow):
– TV: ESPNU (Kevin Fitzgerald and Dane Bradshaw)
– CLICK HERE to Watch ESPN Online
– Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online: CLICK HERE
– Sirius/XM: streaming online, channel 972
– Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com
– In Person: CLICK HERE to purchase tickets
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas will play its final home men’s basketball game of 2019 on Saturday (Dec. 14) versus region rival Tulsa. The game will be telecast on ESPNU and tipoff is set for 12:30 pm on Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena.
After Saturday, Arkansas will close the December by facing Valparaiso (Dec. 21) at North Little Rock’s Simmons Bank Arena and traveling to Bloomington, Ind., to face the Indiana Hoosiers (Dec. 29).
Excluding former Southwest Conference schools, Tulsa is Arkansas’ most common non-conference opponent with 60 previous meetings dating back to 1931. However, this is just the sixth time the two programs have met in this century.
Arkansas leads the all-time series 36-24, including a 24-8 advantage in games played in Fayetteville. The teams have not met since Jan. 2, 2007, a game Arkansas won 68-59
No NET, But #14 RPI, #9 Seed in Bracketology
- The first official NCAA NET rankings come out Dec. 16.
- Arkansas has an RPI of 14, down three after an overtime loss at Western Kentucky. Arkansas’ RPI is better than eight teams in the top 25, including Villanova, Arizona, Oregon, Baylor, Tennessee, North Carolina, Memphis and Michigan State.
- ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Hogs as a #9 seed, facing Utah State in Omaha of the West Region of the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
November – December Swap
- Arkansas played a school-record seven games in November, going 7-0.
- Arkansas will only play five games in December … two in Bud Walton Arena, two on the road and one in Little Rock.
- The five games ties for the second-fewest (on record) December games in school history. Arkansas also played just five games in December during the 1996-97; 1988-89 and 1940-41 seasons.
- NOTE: Arkansas only played four games in December — of an 18-game season — in 1936-37. Arkansas played a program-high 11 games in December during the 1971-72 and 1942-43 seasons.
Jones’ “MUCH TO EARLY” Record Watch
- Mason Jones made his first 27 free throws (36 straight dating back to last season) and has made 12 straight. Overall, he is 46-of-49. Jones missed his first FT attempt at Ga Tech to snap his first streak and he missed his final attempt at Tech leading to his current streak of 12.
- His 93.9 FT% ranks 10th in the NCAA.
- The Arkansas record for FT% in a season is also 93.9% (62-of-66) by Ricky Medlock in 1975.
- Only six Razorbacks — for a combined nine times — have ended the season shooting over 90% from the line.
Joe – in Just 43 Games – Nears Career Top 10
- Isaiah Joe went into several record books last season. He set four school records for 3-pointers, two SEC freshman records (while being just the fourth SEC frosh to lead the league 3PT%) and made the fourth-most 3-pointers by a freshman in NCAA history.
- Joe is on the verge of entering the Arkansas career record for 3-pointers made.
^ Joe has made 143 career triples — 10 shy of 10th (153 by Jonathan Modica (2003-06).
^ Joe has made 143 treys in 43 career games. By comparison, Modica needed 118 games to make his 153.
^ Joe made 113 triples as a freshman and entered the season needing to make just 40 3’s to enter the career top 10.
^ MORE IMPRESSIVE: Joe is knocking on the career top 10 for 3-pointer made, but, with 363 career 3’s made, he is still 64 shy of the all-time top 10 for attempts.
- Joe makes 39.4% percent of his 3-pointers. At that pace, he would rank ninth in school history.
Isaiah Joe on Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Watch List
- Arkansas sophomore Isaiah Joe was named to the 2020 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.
- FANS CAN VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE PLAYER AT: http://www.hoophallawards.com/men/vote.php