FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas’ tough week of games continues on Wednesday night when the Razorbacks take on Southeast Missouri State at Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m. The Southeast Missouri Game is the second of three games in five days for the Razorbacks and the third of their opening schedule which had Arkansas playing four games in eight days.
Arkansas (2-0) picked up a decisive victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Monday night, 90-47, after huge runs to begin the game and to start the second half. Up 20-2 after just four-plus minutes, the Razorbacks were able to pressure the opposition despite some early foul trouble thanks to its strength in numbers. Junior transfer Marvell Waithe posted the team’s first double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds while Jemal Farmer, 12 points, and Rotnei Clarke, 14 points, also scored in double figures.
Southeast Missouri State (0-4) has had a tough start to its season and are coming off an overtime loss to Grambling State, 76-77, on Monday night. In the contest, the Redhawks were down by eight at the break but came back to force the extra period only to come up one-point short at home. Leon Powell led the Redhawks with 18 points while Anthony Allison posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
One point of interest in regards to Southeast Missouri State is that they are coached by Dickey Nutt, younger brother of former Razorback and current Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt. Nutt is in his second year at the helm of Southeast Missouri State and has a record of 7-27 at the school.
The Arkansas-Southeast Missouri State 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.
Looking past the Southeast Missouri State contest, Arkansas has completes its busy week with a game against Alabama-Birmingham at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on Friday night.