FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas men’s basketball tip off with Alabama on Saturday, Jan. 16, is now scheduled for 12:47 p.m. it was announced on Wednesday. Arkansas’ second Southeastern Conference game of the season is its first on the SEC Network and the later tip accommodates the network’s pregame show.
Despite the change in the game’s start, the doors to Bud Walton Arena remain scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. The Arkansas-Alabama matchup is the first SEC game for the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena this season. Arkansas (7-8) plays its first SEC contest on Thursday night at Mississippi State beginning at 6 p.m. and televised on ESPNU. Alabama (11-4, 1-0 SEC) picked up a victory against LSU and hosts Vanderbilt on Wednesday evening.