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GAME PREVIEW: @RazorbackMBB Set For Season Opener

BY ANDRES FOCIL
GAME PREVIEW: @RazorbackMBB Set For Season Opener

Arkansas (0-0) vs. SIU-Edwardsville (0-0) Date: Friday, November 8, 2013 Time: 7:00 P.M. City: Fayetteville, Ark. Site: Bud Walton Arena (19,200) Live Video: RazorVision (www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com) Talent: Alex Perlman (P-B-P) & Blake Eddins (Analyst) Radio: Razorback Sports Network Live Stats: www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com Twitter: @RazorbackMBB Hashtags: #Fastest40 | #WeHogs | #ARKvsSIUE 2012-13 Record: 19-13 2012-13 SEC Record (Finish): 10-8 (7th) At Home In 2012-13: 17-1 Last 5 In 2012-13: 2-3 Last 10 In 2012-13: 5-5 Vs. SIU-Edwardsville: First Meeting Up Next: vs. Louisiana – Friday, Nov. 15 At A Glance The third season of Arkansas basketball and “The Fastest 40 Minutes In Basketball” under head coach Mike Anderson will get underway on Friday night when the Razorbacks welcome SIU-Edwardsville to Bud Walton Arena. Coming off a 17-1 season at Bud Walton Arena a year ago, Arkansas carries a 14-game home win streak into Friday’s first-ever tilt between the two program. The Razorbacks have won 18 straight season openers dating back to the start of the 1994-95 campaign and are 72-18 all-time. In home openers at Bud Walton Arena, the Razorbacks are 19-1. Head Cooaching Matchup Arkansas Head Coach: Mike Anderson (Tulsa ‘82) Record at Arkansas: 37-27 (3rd Season) Overall Record: 237-125 (12th Season) Season Opener Record: 11-0 SIU-Edwardsville Head Coach: Lennox Forrester (Evansville ‘92) Record at SIUE: 59-110 (7th Season) Overall Record: Same Season Opener Record: 1-5

@RazorbackMBB FAST BREAK FACTS – Enter with a 14-game home win streak at Bud Walton Arena. – Set a Bud Walton Arena record with 17 wins for the second straight year in 2012-13, moving to 34-4 at home under head coach Mike Anderson. – Posted a perfect 9-0 home record in SEC action, just the third in program history, while the nine wins were a record. – Won last 34 home games against unranked non-conference opponents dating back to 2009. – Of Arkansas’ 34 home wins under Anderson, 23 have come by double-digits. – Forced opponents into 20 turnovers 14 times (13-1) under Anderson, while coming away with 10+ steals in 25 contests (18-7). – Return 10 players off last year’s 19-win team, including eight that scored double figurers in a game. – Ushered in the 18th-ranked recruiting class, according to ESPN.com, highlighted by top 50 recruits Bobby Portis and Moses Kinglsey. – Own the sixth-longest current streak in the nation with a three-pointer in 804 consecutive contests. – Set a program low with 11.6 turnovers per game in 2012-13. – Ranked second in the nation in turnover margin (+5.9) and ninth in steals (9.2) last season, leading the SEC in both categories.



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