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Razorbacks finally get Saturday home game against Spartans

Listen to Saturday’s game here or ESPN 99.5 in Fayetteville, 95.3 River Valley, 96.3 Hot Springs, 104.3 Harrison-Mountain Home



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With December, we’ve come to learn Arkansas’ basketball teams start coming together.

Until the SEC play starts Dec. 28 in Baton Rouge against LSU and a new coach.

For now, though, San Jose State comes to town for a 3 p.m. game.


Who: No. 11 Arkansas Razorbacks (6-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. San Jose State Spartans (6-2, 0-0 Mountain West)

What: First home Saturday game of 2022-23 (Arkansas’ next Saturday game in Bud Walton Arena won’t be until Jan. 21).

When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Where: Fayetteville, Ark., Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena

On TV: SEC Network and fuboTV (Kevin Fitzgerald and Daymeon Fishback)

Listen Online:

Radio: ESPN Arkansas 99.5 in Fayetteville, 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)

Sirius/XM: 136 (Sirius) / 207 (XM) • SXM App: Channel 983

Eric Musselman (Andy Hodges /


• This will be the first meeting between Arkansas and San Jose State.

• However, Razorbacks coach Eric Musselman has a history with the Spartans while at Nevada as both schools were members of the Mountain West Conference. Musselman was 6-0 versus San Jose State while at Nevada. Musselman posted a 60-21 record versus Mountain West opponents while at Nevada and has improved that mark to 61-21 thanks to a win over San Diego State at Maui.

Ricky Council (Andy Hodges /

• Ricky Council IV is the SEC leader in scoring (20.14 points per game) and minutes played (36.96 avg.) while ranking sixth in field goal percentage (.514).

Anthony Black (Andy Hodges /

• Anthony Black ranks among the SEC top 15 in minutes (3rd; 33.74 avg.), steals (8th; 2.29), assists (9th; 3.43), points (14.1 points per game) and rebounds (13th; 5.71).

• Arkansas caps its three-game home stand Tuesday versus UNC Greensboro. Following this current homestand, Arkansas will play three games as the home team — playing two games on neutral courts and one at Bud Walton Arena — before opening SEC play on the road Dec. 28 at LSU.

Nick Smith (Andy Hodges /

• Dec. 10: Arkansas will be the home team in the second annual Crimson and Cardinal Classic versus Oklahoma in Tulsa.

• Dec. 17: Arkansas will make its annual trip to North Little Rock to host Bradley.

• Dec. 21: Arkansas will return to Bud Walton Arena to host UNC Asheville.

Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.


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