The Razorback men’s basketball team travels for their first true road contest this season on Wednesday night, against the Oklahoma Sooners, in Norman, Okla., at 7 p.m.
The Razorbacks (2-4) have lost three games in a row and are looking to get back on the winning side of the ledger against the Sooners (3-3) who ended their own three-game losing streak with a victory over Nicholls State on Saturday.
For Arkansas to be successful it must put its game with South Alabama behind and move forward. In what was an anomaly this season the Razorbacks were careless with the basketball and shot poorly. It was the first time this season that both happened. Despite the tough night on the floor sophomore Rotnei Clarke still managed to lead the Razorbacks in scoring with 19 points stretching his streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games to 16. Junior Jemal Farmer scored 12 for the Razorbacks and freshman Glenn Bryant led the Razorbacks in rebounding for the first time in his career with six.
The Sooners used a strong second-half performance to defeat Nicholls State in a game that was part of the Great American Shoot out in Anchorage, Alaska. Down by two at the break, Oklahoma doubled up the Colonel’s in the final 20 minutes to win 81-60. Oklahoma’s scoring was well balanced as six players hit double digits with no one getting past 18 points. Oklahoma was also careless with the basketball with 14 turnovers.
The Arkansas-Oklahoma game is scheduled to be broadcast by the Razorback Sports Network in Arkansas with Scott Inman on play-by-play and former Razorback Blake Eddins providing color. The contest can also be heard on radio across the state of Arkansas on the Razorback Sports Network with Mike Nail and Rick Schaeffer giving the calls. Nail is in his 29th and final season as the play-by-play voice of the Razorbacks.
Looking past the Oklahoma contest, Arkansas returns to Bud Walton Arena for their next two games, Saturday, Dec. 5, against Mississippi Valley St., and Monday, Dec. 7, against Delaware St.