FAYETTEVLLE, Ark. – The Arkansas basketball program unveiled its 2015-16 non-conference schedule on Monday morning, which features 13 games, including eight inside Bud Walton Arena.
The non-conference slate consists of eight games in BWA, one in North Little Rock, two true road games, two neutral site games, four games in the NIT Season Tip-Off and one in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Arkansas will play six opponents that finished in the top 150 of the final NCAA RPI last season in Akron (124), Georgia Tech (147), Wake Forest (143), Evansville (82), Dayton (29) and Villanova (6) or Stanford (34).
Seven of the Razorbacks’ opponents finished in the top three of their league standings a year ago, while three of those captured regular season championships and three advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Entering his fifth season at the helm of the Razorbacks in 2015-16, head coach Mike Anderson has posted a 66-9 (.880) record in Bud Walton Arena, including a 39-1 (.975) mark against non-conference teams inside BWA.
The Razorbacks are coming off a 27-9 record last season that marked the sixth-most wins in program history as Arkansas made its 30th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Razorbacks posted a 13-5 record in SEC play to capture the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament and advance to the championship game for the first time since 2008 and the sixth time in program history.
The Razorback Ticket Center is currently accepting requests for 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Season Tickets. Seats will be assigned by Razorbacks Foundation guidelines with season ticket prices ranging from $360 to $450. To purchase tickets call 1-800-982-4647 or click here.
Bud Walton Arena Games
Nov. 13 | Southern University | Note: Finished third in the SWAC last season.
Nov. 18 | Akron in NIT Tip-Off | Note: Finished fourth in the MAC East Division last season.
Nov. 20 | Charleston Southern in NIT Tip-Off | Note: Captured the Big South Championship last season.
Dec. 1 | Northwestern State | Note: Finished third in the Southland Conference last season.
Dec. 8 | Evansville | Note: Finished with an RPI of 82 last season.
Dec. 12 | Tennessee Tech | Note: First meeting in program history.
Dec. 22 | North Florida | Note: Captured the A-Sun title last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Jan. 30 | Texas Tech in SEC/Big 12 Challenge | Note: Arkansas holds a 23-11 edge at home in the all-time series.
Verizon Arena Game (North Little Rock)
Dec. 19 | Mercer | Note: Finished third in the Southern Conference last season.
Dec. 4 | at Wake Forest | Note: Finished with an RPI of 143 last season.
Dec. 30 | at Dayton | Note: Appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments.
NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Center
Nov. 26 | vs Georgia Tech at Barclays Center | Note: Finished with an RPI of 147 last season.
Nov. 27 | vs Villanova or Stanford at Barclays Center | Note: Villanova captured the Big East Championship last season and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Stanford finished with an RPI of 34 last season.
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