FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team’s January 14th showdown with Kentucky at Bud Walton Arena will be part of the nine-week ESPN Super Tuesday series that will feature a game from the Big Ten and SEC, announced by the outlet on Monday afternoon.
The game is slated to tip-off at 8 p.m. CT as the second part of the doubleheader with Wisconsin at Indiana.
All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The 2013 Super Tuesday series averaged a 1.2 US household rating – marking the highest-rated college basketball weeknight series on ESPN last season.
Coming off a perfect 9-0 home SEC campaign in 2012-13 under head coach Mike Anderson, including a 73-60 win over Kentucky, Arkansas finished 20th nationally and third in the SEC in home attendance at 13,750 fans per game. The unbeaten SEC home record was the third in program history, but Arkansas’ first since 1998. It marked the 20th straight year at Bud Walton Arena that the Razorbacks have ranked in the top 30 in attendance, including the 12th time in the top 20.
Arkansasreturns 12 players from last year’s 19-win season, highlighted by six players that reached double figures in at least one game over February and March. The Razorbacks ushered in the 18th-ranked recruiting class, according to ESPN.com, adding a pair of top 50 big men in freshmen Bobby Portis Jr. and Moses Kingsley. Additionally,Houston transfer Alandise Harris is also eligible after sitting out the 2012-13 season.
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ESPN Super Tuesday Schedule (All times central and subject to change)
January 7Tennessee at LSU – 6 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State – 8 p.m.
January 14Wisconsin at Indiana – 6 p.m.Kentucky at Arkansas – 8 p.m.
January 21Indiana at Michigan State – 6 p.m. Texas A&M at Kentucky – 8 p.m.
January 28Michigan State at Iowa – 6 p.m. Kentucky at LSU – 8 p.m.
February 4Ohio State at Iowa – 6 p.m. Missouri at Florida – 8 p.m.
February 11Florida at Tennessee – 6 p.m. Michigan at Ohio State – 8 p.m.
February 18Kentucky at Ole Miss – 6 p.m.Iowa at Indiana – 8 p.m.
February 25Florida at Vanderbilt – 6 p.m. Indiana at Wisconsin – 8 p.m.
March 4Michigan at Illinois – 6 p.m. Alabama at Kentucky – 8 p.m.