ABOUT THE LADY RAZORBACKS: The 30th edition of the Arkansas women’s basketball team takes the floor this season with head coach Susie Gardner. Initially, Arkansas returned at least four starters from last year’s team that went 17-14 overall, reaching the second round of the Women’s NIT. However, the injury bug hit once again, and the Lady’Backs find themselves without last year’s leading scorer and preseason all-SEC post Sarah Pfeifer.
ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Sharon Fanning’s Miss State team bears little resemblance to the squad Arkansas faced in the opening round of the SEC Tournament as Tan White moves on and leaves the offense in the hands of a committee of Bulldogs. State played its final non-conference game on Monday against Birmingham-Southern with a 59-50 win. Only Robin Porter (10.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg) has started all 13 games for MSU, and only six players have seen action in all 13 games.
SECOND SEASON BEGINS: The teams voted in a preseason tie for 10th in the SEC start the second season this Thursday at Starkville, Miss. Both teams are looking for a shot of redemption as the Lady’Backs have given away several non-conference games and the Bulldogs are seeking a new identity this year in the post-Tan White era. This is the first to two meetings as they are paired in the new SEC schedule for 2006 & 2007.
GETTING A HEAD START: LSU and Kentucky have already started the SEC season, with LSU downing the Wildcats in Lexington during mid-December. Four more teams start the league off on Wednesday as Tennessee travels to USC and LSU is at Auburn. The balance of the conference gets its first game in on the traditional Thursday.
STOP ME IF THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR: Team has one player that’s started every game, has struggled finding a consistant lineup, is playing without its top scorer from last year, inconsistant offensively, good at home but poor on the road. All statements that can be made for both Arkansas and Miss State. The Bulldogs have a single player — Robin Porter — that has started all 12 games. Some of the returning stars from last year have missed games this year — Notably Blessing Chekwa and Doceide Warren — names familiar to Lady’Back followers. Nine of the 13 players have started three or more games this season for MSU.
ALMOST EVERY ADVANTAGE: Arkansas owns MSU statistically, with the Bulldogs holding only the slightest of edges in blocked shots (.1 more per game) and rebound margin (slightly less of a negative margin).
BAD NEWS: Arkansas is only 3-11 in the SEC regular season opener, last winning the conference first game in 2003 over South Carolina.
WORSE NEWS: Arkansas has never won when the SEC opener was on the road (0-8), and in fact has never won its first SEC road game (0-14). Miss State gets a piece of the road opener streak as the Lady’Backs started the 1996 SEC road with a 71-67 loss at Starkville. Arkansas’ best starts in league play are 2-0 in 1997 and 3-0 in 2003 — both ending when the Lady’Backs played their first road conference game. One thing against Arkansas as it starts is 15th SEC season — there’s a schedule imbalance as the Lady’Backs have started league play at home only six times (3-3) but on the road eight times (the aforementioned 0-8).
ISN’T IT IRONIC, DON’T YOU THINK: When Arkansas last saw Miss State, the Lady’Backs rallied from a 17-point deficit to win by four points at the SEC Tournament. That was the fifth-greatest comeback in NCAA history. When Arkansas last played, it allowed Florida International to tie that record with a 17-point rally as the Golden Panthers beat the Lady’Backs, 58-54, for the FIU Tournament title.
OFFENSE M.I.A. IN MIAMI: Arkansas scored 51 points in the first 30 minutes at Florida International and led by 17 points. In the final 10 minutes — 9:40 to be exact — Arkansas had one field goal and a total of three points while FIU went on a 24-3 run to turn the 17-point deficit into a four-point victory. Arkansas missed 10 straight field goals, 12 of its final 13 attempts, and aggrevated the situation with five turnovers over the same timeframe.
INJURY UPDATE: As of Tuesday morning, Kristin Peoples was still not clear to play and Danielle Allen was day-to-day with her foot injury.
SOMETHING FOUL ABOUT LAST TWO LOSSES: There is a single constant in Arkansas’ last two defeats — fouls. In its most recent defeat, Arkansas never shot the bonus as Florida International had six first half fouls, three in the second for a total of nine fouls. For the game, Arkansas hit 6-of-7 for one of the best percentages of the year, 85.7%. Meanwhile, FIU went to the line 22 times, making 14, off of 20 Lady’Back fouls that including fouling out Arkansas’ leading scorer, Kristin Moore. At Western Kentucky, the Lady’Backs committed a near school record 31 fouls with another almost school record three players fouling out at Bowling Green. Western made (29) more free throws than Arkansas shot (18).
GREAT, NOW WHAT?: Danielle Allen missed the Coppin State game with a “hot spot” on her right foot. These are pesky issues to diagnose, and the best course of action is rest. She wore the boot on Thursday, and is questionable for Friday’s game with FIU.
WELL, THAT WOULD BE 26 GAMES: In fact, with Danielle Allen joining Kristin Peoples and Sarah Pfeifer in street sweats Arkansas has “lost” 26 player games on the 13 player active roster. Add in Pfeifer to get to the original 14 player roster (and 13 missed games) and Arkansas is up to 39 games.
HOWDY PARTNER: This season starts a new two-year cycle for the SEC women’s basketball schedule. Miss State returns as Arkansas’ Western rotating partner in 2005-06. MSU was the West partner in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Arkansas’ new East partner is Vanderbilt which completes the cycle on the Eastern side of the league.
THE MAGIC NUMBER IS 26: As in opponent turnovers — Arkansas is 6-0 with 26 or more; 2-5 this year with 25 or less.
GOTTA HAPPEN TO WIN: Every time Arkansas has won this year they have led the game at halftime — 8-2 leading at recess. Two other big indicators: outshot the opponent (8-3) and committed fewer turnovers (8-3).
SERIES: Arkansas leads the overall series 11-9 thanks to winning the last two meetings with Miss State last season. In Starkville, things are just that — stark — as the Lady’Backs are only 2-6 at the Hump and have not posted a victory at MSU since the 1998 Final Four season.
IT AIN’T OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER: The last two meetings of these teams prove that nothing is certain. MSU led Arkansas by 17 at the SEC Tournament in South Carolina only to lose, but the year before at the league tournament held a 20-point lead that almost didn’t hold. At Starkville, the past two trips have been settled in the final minute — however, both in the favor of MSU.
WHO’LL BE MY SUPERHERO?: Neither team has the star of the show from the last handful of meetings. MSU’s dominant tandem of LaToya Thomas and Tan White have moved on to the WNBA; same for Arkansas’ Shameka Christon. Meanwhile, injury robs Arkansas of another factor, Sarah Pfeifer, from the past games.
LAST MEETING WITH STATE: Trailing by 11 at half and 17 early in the second, it appeared Arkansas would tumble into the WNIT after just one game in the SEC Tournament. Susie Gardner had other plans. Making careful adjustments and keeping her team motivated during the MSU scoring storm led by Tan White, Gardner brought Arkansas through to one of the greatest comebacks in school history. A 10-0 run spanning halftime opened the door as Arkanas held MSU scoreless for two huge periods in the second half rally. Arkansas led by as many as eight near the end of the contest, resulting in a 25-point swing, and easily kept MSU at bay once the lead was estabished for the seven-point win.
LAST TIME AT STATE: For the second straight game, Arkansas came up just short at Miss State. Shameka Christon led with 16 points and Ruby Vaden was near perfect with 12 points early. Vaden was nursing a foot injury, and when she left the game hurting in the second half it proved the end of the regular season for the 6-3 center. Christon tied the game with a deep three-point shot at 55-55 with 28 seconds left, but Tan White dribbled off the clock then hit a fall-away jumper with one second left for the win.
ANDJELKOVIC HIGH: Kristina Andjelkovic made the most of her “homecoming” trip to Florida at the FIU Fun and Sun. Andjelkovic came off the bench for a season high tying eight points against Florida International. The senior played her second season of junior college basketball at north Florida Chipola JC.
TREYS GONE AWAY: Maybe the Grinch took Arkansas’ three-point shot back to Whoville as the Lady’Backs have gone a paltry 5-of-35 since returning to the court after Christmas. Prior to the break, Arkansas was shooting 36% from behind the arc.
THAT LEFT A MARK: Two field goals in the final 10 minutes of the game — both by Whitney Jones — and a total of five points in that time period allowed Florida International to rally from a 17-point deficit. Jones hit at 9:41 then went scoreless for the next x:xx before a free throw from Dominique Washington snapped the FIU run at 15 points. Jones scored at x:xx for the only field goal in the final 9:40 of the game for Arkansas.
NATIONAL NUMBERS: Arkansas ranks 16th in assists in the third ranking period of the season in Division I. Week two saw Arkansas briefly enter the national scoring top 30 at 29th and slip to 13th. The first ranking period (through Dec. 19 games) has Arkansas at 19.4 per game (pre WKU) to rank ninth in the country. After leading the nation for most of the season in steals last year, Arkansas breaks back into the top 30 at No. 30 for the third ranking period.
THE NEW POTO: Back in the day, Arkansas was all about Poteau — as in the Oklahoma hometown of its first Kodak All-American and two-time SWC player of the year Delmonica DeHorney. In this historic 30th season, it’s all about POTO — points off turnovers. Arkansas is averaging 29.5 ppg off opponent turnovers — that’s 39.9% of the offense from the defense.
NOTABLE FROM RECENT GAMESRECORD DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE: The 33 points allowed to Coppin State is the least yielded in a neutral court game in the 30-year history of the program. It surpassed 41 Hampton in the 2002 Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands and — ironically — 41 by New Hampshire in the third-place game of the 1995.
FOURTH LOWEST ALL-TIME: The 33-point game with Coppin is the least since a 31-point game against Alabama State in 1991. The all-time marks are 19 at Bartlesville Weslyan in the third game in school history (and the all-time low for a road game) then 29 points — again Bartlesville Weslyan — at Barnhill Arena in the return game. Those games come from the first year of Lady’Back basketball. Arkansas gave up 29 points the second year of the program in a home game win over Cottey College.
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?: The defensive effort is only surpassed by the offensive limbo of escaping with victory in a game with less than 50 points scored. The last time Arkansas won with under 50 was the epic 45-43 upset of then #24 Kentucky on Jan 23, 1993, the only win in Lady’Back history without a single double digit scorer and one of only three games all-time with zero over 10. Arkansas also beat UMKC in 1988-89, 46-42; and downed Prarie View A&M 48-45 in 1978-79.
MO LOW — SCHOOL RECORD FOR LEAST POINTS, TWO-TEAMS: The Coppin State game goes into the books as the lowest scoring game in Lady Razorback history with 82 points. Arkansas and Bartlesville Weslyan combined for 86 points in 1977, while the Lady’Backs and then Ladykats of Kentucky scored only 88 points in 1993. The 88 total also was hit in the UMKC game of 1988-89 and Arkansas-Rice (53-35) in 1979.
DON’T GO CHANGING: Rochelle Vaughn got blood on her jersey early in the game against Coppin State and was forced to change to number 23. In her new number, Rochelle Vaughn hit only 2-of-10 from the field, had zero assists and scored a mere five points.
GOOD NEWS — BENCH SCORING HIGH: The Lady’Backs got a whopping 65 off the bench against UNO.
BAD NEWS — STARTER SCORING LOW: The 19 points from the five starters against UNO, led by Sheree Thompson’s 12, didn’t exactly help Susie Gardner solidify a starting rotation.
DEFENSE SETS NEW STANDARD: Arkansas held UNO without scoring for 6:05 midway through the first half. It came on the heels of a 4:12 stretch and 4:00 to start the game — totaling up to only two field goals in 14:17.
POTO OPENS THE GAME: The Lady’Backs scored its first 17 points against UNO off turnovers to build a 17-4 lead. Arkansas forced 13 turnovers in the opening 10 minutes to take the lead. For the game, Arkansas had 32 — 11 from UNO’s point guard alone — and a turnover advantage of 15.
B. VAUGHN ALMOST GETS RECORD: Brittney Vaughn crushed her career high of eight assists (set earlier this year against Nicholls State) with 12 versus UNO. She came within two assists of breaking the sophomore class record of 14 set by India Lewis against Howard.
BUSH ON A ROLL: Adrienne Bush came off the bench for a career high 18 points against UNO, her second double-double game of the year. The senior hit 6-of-7 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line in just 15 minutes played.
HOWARD DOUBLE AGAIN: Three games into her Arkansas career, Leslie Howard picked up her third double-digit game with UNO scoring 15 points in only 16 minutes.
MOORE MORE THAN STATS SHOW: Kristin Moore started the season sluggish, hitting in the 30s. In her first two games since returning to the starting lineup, Moore is averaging 11.5 ppg, 11 rpg and .733 from the field in only 24 minutes per game. That’s significantly higher than her season 4.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg and .474 and her 2.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg and .301 as a sub in the first six games.
ANOTHER DEFENSIVE VICTORY: Arkansas forced a near -2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio from UTPA, picking up 11 steals in 27 turnovers and converting it into 34 points off turnovers. Equally impressive, on Arkansas’ 15 turnovers UTPA scored only two buckets — an opponent season low four points of UA turnovers.
A/T THE WAY WE D: Arkansas’ crushed Nicholls on the perimeter, forcing 27 turnovers and allowing the Lady Colonel offense to muster only seven assists in 17 made shots. That’s almost a -4:1 assist to turnover ratio for NSU.
ALLEN RETURNS: Danielle Allen is the first to say it was no big deal when she took the court against UTPA. It was to her teammates, coaches and the crowd as she received a polite round of applause when she checked into the game at the 12 minute mark. Her stats were modest for her first game back after taking the fall semester off to give birth to her son Caden, but it didn’t take long for Allen to pick up where she left off in one area. The team leader in charges taken, Allen picked up her first of the season within a minute of entering the game and earned a standing ovation from the bench.
MORE, MORE, MOORE: Nicholls State didn’t like it as Kristin Moore broke out with her first start of her senior season with a career high 14 rebounds and 14 points for her first double-double since the 2004 SEC Tournament. Moore had a near double by intermission, heading to the locker room with 10 points and eight rebounds. Equally impressive was her shooting percentage. Moore came into the game averaging only 30.4% from the field making seven field goals in six games played. Against NSU, Moore hit 7-of-10 from the field in her 30 minutes played, and picked off four steals.
HALF OF TWO PLUS FOUR? IT’S THREE: Number 24 made her debut at Hot Springs as Leslie Howard scored 14 points in her first official game as a Lady’Back. Draining her first three-point attempt of her career, Howard converted on half of her long-distance shots and scored over half (4) of Arkansas’ treys versus Nicholls State.
MERRY SESQUICENTENNIAL, COACH GARDNER: Susie Gardner earned her 150th career victory against Nicholls State at Hot Springs.
B-VAUGHN GETS ASSIST MARK: Brittney Vaughn turned in her best game operating the offense with a then career high eight assists against two turnovers in 27 minutes versus Nicholls State. With Kristin Peoples unavailable, the sophomore had the most minutes of any of the ball-handlers against NSU. Brittney also picked up five steals, also a career best.
HOPEFULLY NOT A PREVIEW: Western Kentucky’s size led to a 50-16 advantage in points in the paint and a 47-24 advantage on the backboards.
FOUR DOUBLES, BUT NO WIN: Arkansas got the offensive balance it needed at Western Kentucky with four in double figures, but the 73-point output — just shy of the season average at the time — was not enough to overcome the Lady Toppers’ inside power.
THAT’S FOUL: Arkansas had a near-miss at two of its school records at Western Kentucky. The Lady’Backs were called for 31 fouls, just three from the school record of 34 from the 1993 meeting at South Carolina. Three Lady’Backs fouled out of the game, one away from the school record of four. It seemed like Arkansas would tie or break the DQ record — one that dates to the AIAW era — as three Lady’Backs finished the game with four fouls.
JONES GETS FIRST DOUBLE: Arkansas picked up another double for the team and a first for freshman Whitney Jones against UMKC. The Blytheville native pulled down 10 rebounds for a new career high to go with her near-career 21 points.
WHO YA GONNA CALL? ZONEBUSTERS: UMKC wasn’t exclusively 2-3 as they were at Kansas City last year, but whenever the Kangaroos went zone Arkansas punished them from the perimeter. Kristin Peoples led the way with a new team high of four made (on six attempts). Arkansas hit a season best 9-of-17 from behind the arc.
ONE SHY OF ALL SCORING: Arkansas had another balanced scoring day with UMKC as nine of the 10 players in the game scored and four players were in double digits, two starters and two from the bench.
YOU DON’T SEE THAT VERY OFTEN: Arkansas’ shooting got worse the closer it got to the bucket against UMKC. The Lady’Backs’ shot 52.9% from three-point range, 52.2% from the field and 50% from the line.
WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS: In five of the first six games this season, Arkansas has seen at least one player pick up a major career game: Kristin Peoples’ 21 points and Whitney Jones’ 22 at SMU, Dominique Washington pulling down 25 with Memphis, 10 rebounds for Sheree Thompson at Portland, Ayana Brereton getting 18 against Grambling, Melissa Hobbs doubling Tulsa for 19 and 11 then Jones picking up the double of 21 and 10 against UMKC.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE STARS HAVEN’T ALIGNED: With the exception of Memphis, Arkansas hasn’t had all those star performances come together in a single contest this season.
HOBBS SCORES FIRST DOUBLE: Senior Melissa Hobbs got career highs for points and rebounds against Tulsa, and the first double-double of the year for Arkansas. Hobbs hit 19 points — more than double her junior season best of eight points — and pulled down 11 rebounds — another double of her previous high of five.
REBOUNDS TRUMP TURNOVERS: Arkansas had +9 in turnover margin and forced Tulsa into a negative assist-to-turnover ratio. The Lady’Backs also posted a 1.5:1 A:T. All for naught as the Golden Hurricane whipped up a storm of rebounds, 61-37, with almost as many offensive boards — 32 — as Arkansas had as a team — 37.
BENCH POWER: The starter shuffle against Grambling produced the most bench points of the season as the substitutes outscored the starters, 62-24. Not all of that can be attributed to former starter Kristin People’s career high 23 as the Lady’Backs got year-to-date highs from Kristin Moore (8) and Ayana Brereton (18).
COULD BE A FIRST: Arkansas had none of its starters in double digits, but three in double-digits from the bench. Three times in the 30-year history of the program Arkansas has not had anyone in double digits, but it will take some checking to verify if this was the first (or to find the last time) the double digit scorers were all off the bench.
PEOPLES “TIES” SCHOOL RECORD: The minimum for consideration for free throw percentage in a game is 10 attempts, and Kristin Peoples hit 11-of-11 with Grambling. That technically ties her for the school record at 1.000, but the most in a game gets the official mark — Christy Smith had 16-of-16 against Ohio State on Nov. 19, 1995.
MODELS OF EFFICIENCY: Aside from sharing the same initials, Adrienne Bush and Ayana Brereton were two of the most efficient players against Grambling. Bush started the game with 3-of-5 from the field for seven points in only 12 minutes. Brereton came on the court to hit 6-of-9 from the field, 6-of-7 at the line to score 18 in 23 minutes played.
LUCKY 7 FOR PEOPLES: For the fourth time in the first five games, Kristin Peoples had seven or more assists. Against Grambling, Peoples’ 7 assists were against only 3 turnovers. Seven was her pre-season career best, a mark she’s gotten twice this year but broke with eight against Memphis.
DIFFERENT FRESHMAN, SAME RESULT: For the first time, Whitney Jones wasn’t the star as the 6-0 post had a sluggish offensive start with Grambling but a strong defensive game as Arkansas’ leading rebounder (8) and shot-blocker (4). This game, it was Arkansas “other” freshman with the breakout game, Ayana Brereton.
A CAREER IN A HALF: Stop us if this sounds familiar to Danielle Allen’s season opener last year, but Ayana Brereton had her most minutes played in a single game and most points scored in a game by halftime. Brereton led Arkansas’ scorers with 10 points off 4-of-5 on her way to 18 for the game.
BALANCE CONTINUES: Arkansas had 10 players available for Grambling, and everyone saw at least 12 minutes of playing time. For the third time this year the entire team scored.
SIGNING DAY NEWS: The Lady’Backs picked up four high school signees on the opening day of the early National Letter of Intent period. In-state, Arkansas signed Kendra Roberts, a 5-8 guard from Fort Smith, Ark., Northside High School. Susie Gardner picked up players from three neighboring states: Charity Ford, a 5-8 combo guard from Arlington, Texas, Juan Seguin; TaNisha Smith, a 6-2 forward from Kansas City, Mo., Lincoln Prep; and 6-3 forward Ashley Wilson of Byhalia, Miss.
KENDRA ROBERTS: The 5-8 guard averaged 16 ppg, 6 rpg, 9 apg and 2 spg as a junior for Fort Smith Southside High. Roberts was an all-conference and all-region pick for the Lady Rebels. Playing her summer AAU basketball with the Arkansas Kamikazi team, The former Southside High guard will participate for Northside this season for Lady Bears head coach Rickey Smith. As a freshman, she averaged 18 ppg and 10 rpg and was the district MVP at Trinity Junior High. Her sophomore season at Southside, she averaged 12 ppg, 6 rpg, 4 spg and 2 apg and was named to the state’s top 10 sophomore list by Southern Starzz.
TANISHA SMITH: The 6-2 guard-forward averaged 16 ppg, 10 rpg, 2 apg and 3 spg for Coach Jeff Atkins at Lincoln Prep Academy as a junior. Lincoln finished the season in the Missouri state title game with a 26-4 record. She averaged 14 ppg and 8 rpg as a sophomore for the Tigers. Her career highs are 39 points and 17 rebounds. A three-time first-team all-district pick, Smith was also a first-team Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class AAAA all-state selection in 2005. She led her AAU team, Kansas City Keys, to a 62-3 mark this past summer for coach Harrell Johnson. The Keys reached the AAU Final Four in Orlando this year. Smith averaging 18 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.5 apg and 2.0 spg in AAU play, including a 31-point game against Cincinnati Nets, to earn AAU All-America honors.
CHARITY FORD: Ranked the No. 13 prospect in the state of Texas by TexasHoops, Ford averaged for Arlington’s Juan Seguin High. The co-MVP of District 7-AAAA, Ford averaged 18 ppg, 4.5 apg and 2.3 spg for the Lady Cougars last season she racked up 596 points as half of one of the strongest backcourts in the state of Texas.
ASHLEY WILSON: One of the top prospects from the state of Mississippi, Wilson did not participate in high school basketball last season while she was living in Ohio. The 6-3 swing post player currently attends Byhalia High School in Byhalia, Miss. The Indians’ leading scorer as a sophomore, Wilson is currently starting at point.
PFEIFER OUT FOR THE SEASON: One day after being voted by the league’s coaches and media to the preseason all-SEC second team, returning leading scorer Sarah Pfeifer tore her ACL in her left knee during the opening minutes of the Red-White Game. Pfeifer had surgery on the knee in early November 2005 to begin the rehab process. The 2005 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Pfeifer has already used a redshirt season in 2003 after a traumatic shoulder injury at the Loyola Marymount tournament. Regrettably, this marks the fourth major surgery (2003, left shoulder arthroscopic; 2004, left shoulder full cut; 2005, right shoulder full cut) in her Arkansas career.
LADY’BACKS VOTED PRESEASON 10TH AT SEC MEDIA DAYS: The Arkansas Lady Razorbacks were voted in a tie for 10th place with Mississippi State by the media assembled for this year’s basketball media days in Birmingham. The media seconded the endorsement of the coaches by voting Sarah Pfeifer to the preseason all-SEC second team. Prior to media day, the league coaches picked Pfeifer preseason second team. Defending champion LSU and Tennessee split most of the first-place votes, with UT getting the nod on points in the poll with 251, followed by LSU in second at 248 but one more first-place vote (11 to 10 for UT). Georgia was third with one first-place vote and 224. Vanderbilt rounded out the top four. Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida, Alabama and Kentucky were next before Arkansas and Miss State. South Carolina was voted 12th.
LUNCH WITH SUSIE: Arkansas head coach Susie Gardner’s next luncheon is Monday, Dec. 12. The luncheons begin at 11:30 at the Clarion Hotel. Cost is $8.50 for the buffet. For more questions, contact Lady’Back marketing at 575-7312.
LIVE LADY’BACKS: Arkansas will provide all games from Bud Walton Arena not available on cable television via LADYBACKS.COM video streaming, plus the Arkansas road game from Oregon via a shared feed in the XOS system. This means that 19 of Arkansas’ 27 regular season games can be viewed live by cable or internet.