FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback men’s basketball team is into its 2010-11 conference schedule and after a rough night in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, the Razorbacks look to respond against a very talented Alabama squad at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Razorbacks are 10-0 in Walton Arena this year and look to stay undefeated on their home court.
Arkansas’ opponent on Saturday, Alabama, is coached by Anthony Grant, a very close friend of Arkansas head coach John Pelphrey. The two spent time together on the University of Florida staff with Billy Donovan and the trio share a bond that goes beyond the hardwood, a bond that was chronicled by Yahoo!Sports writer Jason King on Wednesday. Check out the article here.
Senior Delvon Johnson is having a fantastic year as he has improved his points and rebounds per game from 2.6 and 2.4 to 10.1 and 8.4, respectively. Johnson’s improvements have been so stunning that Chris Dortch of Blue Ribbon College Yearbook and SECSports.com wrote a piece about the Chicago, Ill., native. Read his article here.
In other Arkansas basketball news over the past several weeks, Joe Posnanski of SI.com looked at 32 great Sports Illustrated covers. His article is here and check out No. 5 on the list, its Arkansas’ Sidney Moncrief from Feb. 13, 1978.