FAYETTEVILLE – It was a tough loss for the Razorbacks at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, but despite the setback, the Razorbacks must get back to work as they face Texas Southern on Family Day at Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Family Day at Bud Walton Arena allows fans to purchase groups of four tickets for $60 and includes a $10 voucher for use at the concession stands. Family Day tickets may be purchased at the Razorback Ticket Office and more information can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Arkansas (7-2) is coming off its second overtime loss of the season against No. 25 Texas A&M on a neutral court in Dallas, Texas. The Razorbacks went toe-to-toe with the Aggies, even holding a double-digit lead at one point, but Khris Middleton was a force for Texas A&M and led his squad to the come-from-behind victory. Junior Rotnei Clarke led the Razorbacks with four three-point baskets and 14 points while senior Delvon Johnson added seven blocks to Arkansas’ defensive effort, but 24 turnovers were too many to overcome for the Razorbacks.
Texas Southern (2-7) picked up its second win of the season in its last outing, a 78-64 triumph over Texas State on Dec. 16. Travele Jones led the way with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers who ended a four-game losing streak with the neutral site victory. The Tigers also have a win at Oregon State. Jones has been a huge boost for Texas Southern and in two games this year is averaging 21.0 points and 10.0 rebounds while shooting 65 percent from the floor. The 6-8 forward has been on the court 35.5 minutes per game since joining the club and will likely be a force when he comes to Bud Walton Arena.
The Arkansas-Texas Southern game will be broadcast on the radio across the state of Arkansas on the Razorback Sports Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer giving the call. Barrett is in his first season as the play-by-play voice of the Razorbacks, replacing the legendary Mike Nail who held the position for 29 years. The game will also be carried live on TV by the Razorback Sports Network with Scott Inman and Blake Eddins calling the action.
Following the contest with Texas Southern, Arkansas takes a short break for the holidays and returns to Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. against North Carolina A&T.