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Anderson's Hogs awe Troy's coach

By Bob Holt

This article was published December 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Arkansas coach Mike Anderson directs his team against Minnesota Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, during the second half in Bud Walton Arena.

Up next

Arkansas men vs. Troy

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Verizon Arena, North Little Rock

RECORDS Arkansas 7-2, Troy 5-5

SERIES Arkansas leads 3-1

TELEVISION None

RADIO Razorback Sports Network

TODAY’S GAME

UALR men at Sam Houston State

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Central WHERE Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas RECORDS UALR 2-8; Sam Houston State 5-5 RADIO KKPT-FM, 94.1, in Little Rock

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

UALR POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G Andre Jones, 6-4, So. 13.3 5.0 G Jaizec Lottie, 6-1, Fr. 7.2 2.5 G Anthony Black, 5-7, Jr. 6.8 2.4 F Oliver Black, 6-9, Jr. 5.6 7.8 F Damir Hadzic, 6-9, Fr. 5.5 3.2 COACH Wes Flanigan (17-25 in two seasons at UALR and overall)

SAM HOUSTON STATE POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G John Dewey III, 6-0, Jr. 9.4 3.6 G Jamal Williams, 6-5, Sr. 8.1 5.9 G Marcus Harris, 6-0, Jr. 6.0 2.9 F Bubba Furlong, 6-9, Fr. 2.7 2.1 F Christopher Galbreath Jr., 6-7, Sr. 15.5 8.1 COACH Jason Hooten (142-103 in eight seasons at Sam Houston State and overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

UALR SHSU 61.5 Points for 68.2 72.0 Points against 63.4 -0-7 Rebound margin +4.8 -0.9 Turnover margin +1.5 40.4 FG pct. 41.3 26.3 3-pt. pct. 32.7 63.2 FT pct. 66.2 CHALK TALK This is the final game of a three-game road trip for UALR. The Trojans lost 69-64 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on Saturday and 86-46 to Bradley in Peoria Ill., on Wednesday. … The Bearkats have won four consecutive games at home but have lost their last two games on the road — 84-56 at Baylor and 82-69 at Mississippi. … The Trojans raised their three-point shooting percentage from 25.0 to 26.3 after a 9-for-25 performance against Bradley. … UALR’s eight free-throw attempts against Bradley were a season low. … The 40-point loss to the Braves was the Trojans’ largest margin of defeat this season. They previously lost by 25 (76-51) at Grand Canyon on Nov. 18.

— Frankie Frisco

Phil Cunningham will face Arkansas as a head coach for the first time when Troy plays Saturday at Verizon Arena, but he's seen the Razorbacks plenty previously.

Up next

Arkansas men vs. Troy

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Verizon Arena, North Little Rock

RECORDS Arkansas 7-2, Troy 5-5

SERIES Arkansas leads 3-1

TELEVISION None

RADIO Razorback Sports Network

TODAY’S GAME

UALR men at Sam Houston State

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Central WHERE Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas RECORDS UALR 2-8; Sam Houston State 5-5 RADIO KKPT-FM, 94.1, in Little Rock

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

UALR POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G Andre Jones, 6-4, So. 13.3 5.0 G Jaizec Lottie, 6-1, Fr. 7.2 2.5 G Anthony Black, 5-7, Jr. 6.8 2.4 F Oliver Black, 6-9, Jr. 5.6 7.8 F Damir Hadzic, 6-9, Fr. 5.5 3.2 COACH Wes Flanigan (17-25 in two seasons at UALR and overall)

SAM HOUSTON STATE POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG G John Dewey III, 6-0, Jr. 9.4 3.6 G Jamal Williams, 6-5, Sr. 8.1 5.9 G Marcus Harris, 6-0, Jr. 6.0 2.9 F Bubba Furlong, 6-9, Fr. 2.7 2.1 F Christopher Galbreath Jr., 6-7, Sr. 15.5 8.1 COACH Jason Hooten (142-103 in eight seasons at Sam Houston State and overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

UALR SHSU 61.5 Points for 68.2 72.0 Points against 63.4 -0-7 Rebound margin +4.8 -0.9 Turnover margin +1.5 40.4 FG pct. 41.3 26.3 3-pt. pct. 32.7 63.2 FT pct. 66.2 CHALK TALK This is the final game of a three-game road trip for UALR. The Trojans lost 69-64 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on Saturday and 86-46 to Bradley in Peoria Ill., on Wednesday. … The Bearkats have won four consecutive games at home but have lost their last two games on the road — 84-56 at Baylor and 82-69 at Mississippi. … The Trojans raised their three-point shooting percentage from 25.0 to 26.3 after a 9-for-25 performance against Bradley. … UALR’s eight free-throw attempts against Bradley were a season low. … The 40-point loss to the Braves was the Trojans’ largest margin of defeat this season. They previously lost by 25 (76-51) at Grand Canyon on Nov. 18.

— Frankie Frisco

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