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Razorback Roundup — Dec. 21

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Roundup — Dec. 21

BASEBALL: Arkansas begins its 2010 season with a three-game series against Ball State at Baum Stadium Feb. 19-21. The Razorbacks play their first seven games at home.MEN’S BASKETBALL (6-5): The Razorbacks claimed a 72-69 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday. The win is the fourth in a row. Senior preseason All-SEC pick Mike Washington has scored 47 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in his last two games, including a game-high 25 and 11 rebounds against Stephen F. Austin. The Razorbacks fought back from a five-point deficit against the Lumberjacks by shooting 66.7 percent from the field in the second half. Arkansas was also clutch in the final minutes at the free throw line, which secured the win. The Razorbacks are back on the hardwood on Tuesday night when they take on the Missouri State Bears at Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m.WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-5): Arkansas has lost three straight with one more game to play at the Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas, Nev., this week. Arkansas faces VCU in the final game of the tournament. Sophomore Lyndsay Harris posted 23 points in a losing effort against DePaul Saturday. Arkansas breaks for the holiday, returning to campus Dec. 26 to prepare for a Dec. 29 contest with Sam Houston State. It is the final non-conference game for Arkansas and the first of three consecutive home games – the longest home stand of the year.FOOTBALL (7-5, 3-5): Arkansas has sold out of its total allotment of more than 25,500 tickets to the 2010 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. UA sold out of its original allotment of 12,000 tickets in two days after the Razorbacks were invited to the game and it took just 12 days to sell out of more than 25,500. The team will arrive in Memphis on Dec. 27 and play East Carolina on Jan. 2 at 4:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN. This is Arkansas’ ninth bowl appearance in 12 years and the 37th overall.MEN’S GOLF: The Razorbacks are off until Feb. 14-16 when they compete at the Battle at the Beach in Newport Beach, Calif.WOMEN’S GOLF: The Razorbacks are idle until the Central District Invitational Feb. 22-23 in Parrish, Fla. GYMNASTICS: Arkansas opens the season Jan. 9 at home against No. 20 Arizona. The Razorbacks, ranked No. 8 in the preseason, finished fifth in the nation last year. The team will meet with fans and sign autographs at the Northwest Arkansas Mall Sunday from 2-4 p.m.SWIMMING AND DIVING (4-1, 2-1): Arkansas returns to action Jan. 3-5 at the Georgia Diving Invitational while the entire squad returns to the pool with a dual meet against North Texas on Jan. 9 at Arkansas Natatorium. WOMEN’S TENNIS: Arkansas competes again on Jan. 23 against Oklahoma State and St. Louis at George M. Billingsley Tennis Center and Dills Indoor Stadium.MEN’S TENNIS: The Razorbacks return to action Jan. 17 to start the spring season against the Washington Huskies in Fayetteville.INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: The men’s and women’s track and field seasons begin Friday, Jan. 8, with the hosting of the Arkansas Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center.



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