The Razorbacks Men’s Basketball season will tip off Nov. 12 at Bud Walton Arena.
The Razorbacks are set to play their annual Red and White game next Thursday at 7p.m. in an unusual fashion. Instead of the annual event being full of excited fans filling the arena from row 1 all the way to the nose bleeds; Attendance is limited this year due to the Covid19 pandemic. The Red and White game is only allowing students at the University to attend and watch in person. The game will be televised on the SEC Network + for the rest of Razorback Nation to see.
The Red and White game is always something the Razorback fans get to look forward to at the beginning of every year. The game gives the fanbase a glimpse into what the Hogs have in store for the approaching season; With this game being right around the corner it will give a sneak peak at who will be taking over the starting guard positions as well as the main options this season in scoring. With the departure of former Razorback Guards Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones the Hogs have some big shoes to fill at the guard position this year.
Arkansas Razorbacks to take on the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday in Fayetteville. This is what to expect from the matchup.
Guys to watch out for in the 2020-21 season.
Connor Vanover is one of the few guys to look for to have a breakout season for the Razorbacks. After spending his freshman season at Cal where Vanover averaged 7.5 PPG and 3.0 RPG on the year; Only starting in 15 of 28 games that season. Towards the back end of the season he averaged 12.8 PPG and 5.0 RPG over the final 10 games. This kid has major upside and being that this 7’3 monster forward sat out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules he is for sure ready to get back on the hardwood. The Razorbacks should be looking to Vanover to own the paint offensively and defensively. Look for his rebounds and scoring to go up big time compared to his freshman campaign at Cal.
JD Notae is one of the guys to watch out for at the guard position. The 6’1 guard transfer out of Jacksonville in the ASUN Conference dominated the stat sheet with his 2 years playing for the Dolphins. In his 2 seasons Notae averaged 15.5 PPG, 2.7 APG, 5.5 RPG, and 1.7 SPG. Notae was awarded the ASUN Freshman of the Year award in the 2017-18 season. In his second season with the Dolphins he recorded 24 games in double figures; Nine of those games being 20-point performances and put up a career high of 40 points along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists against Florida Memorial. Watch out for this dude to put up big numbers if he can adjust to SEC play quickly.
Who will the Hogs match up against this season?
With the scheduling for the Arkansas Razorbacks as well as the entire NCAA being unreleased yet, it is hard to predict just how well this Razorback Basketball team will perform with the loss of their two leading scorers from last season. If these new transfers perform the way Razorback Nation hopes they will then it is safe to say the Hogs are in good hands. With the team being led by Head Coach Eric Musselman who has shown he has what it takes to win basketball games; expect this Razorback Basketball team to blow fans away. Go Hogs!