Arkansas basketball: Picking every game on the Razorbacks’ schedule

The 2022-23 Arkansas basketball season is set to get underway Monday night from Bud Walton Arena when the Razorbacks host North Dakota State.

Coach Eric Musselman is entering his fourth season at Arkansas and has led the team to consecutive Elite Eights. He brought in the nation’s No. 2 recruiting class and five players from the transfer portal. Arkansas is ranked No. 10 in the preseason.

The Hogs went 1-1 during the exhibition preseason. They smashed Division II Rogers State by 24 points but lost by 30 points on the road against Texas.

That deficit against the Longhorns was a surprise, but the loss wasn’t. Musselman said his team might have some growing pains in the early going thanks to so many new players.

Still, the SEC media and coaches picked the Razorbacks to finish second in the conference and big things are expected.

Our Razorbacks Wire staffers, editor E. Wayne and contributor Connor Goodson – took a shot at predicting Arkansas’ end-of-season record by picking every regular-season game. Check out the choices below.

Arkansas vs North Dakota State - November 7

Mar 8, 2022; Sioux Falls, SD, USA; North Dakota State Bison guard Sam Griesel (5) scores against South Dakota State Jackrabbits guard Baylor Scheierman (3) in the second half at Denny Sanford Premier Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Fordham - November 11

Dec 5, 2021; Queens, New York, USA; Fordham Rams guard Antonio Daye Jr. (5) is guarded by St. John’s Red Storm guard Dylan Addae-Wusu (5) in the first half at Carnesecca Arena. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs South Dakota State - November 16

The South Dakota State men’s basketball team poses for a photo with the Summit League trophy after winning the championship game against North Dakota State on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
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E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Louisville at Maui Invitational - November 21

Mar 8, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard El Ellis (3) passes the ball around Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Miles Kelly (13) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Texas Tech OR Creighton - November 22 (Maui Invitational)

Mar 24, 2022; San Francisco, CA, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward AJ Griffin (21) controls the ball against Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Kevin Obanor (left) and guard Adonis Arms (25) during the second half in the semifinals of the West regional of the men’s college basketball NCAA Tournament at Chase Center. The Duke Blue Devils won 78-73. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Troy - November 28

Dec 22, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Cougars guard Marcus Sasser (0) leaps to defend against Texas State Bobcats guard Mason Harrell (12) during the first half at Fertitta Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs San Jose State - December 3

Feb 5, 2022; Boise, Idaho, USA; San Jose State Spartans guard Omari Moore (10) drives the base line against the Boise State Broncos in the first half at ExtraMile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs North Carolina-Greensboro - December 6

UNC Greensboro forward Miles Jones (13) dunks the ball past Tennessee forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (2) and Tennessee Justin Powell (24) during a game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.
Kns Tennessee Greensboro Basketball

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Oklahoma - December 10 (Tulsa)

Dec 11, 2021; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Davonte Davis (4) goes up for a layup past Oklahoma Sooners forward Jacob Groves (34) and forward Ethan Chargois (15) during the second half at BOK Center. Oklahoma won 88-66. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Bradley - December 17 (Little Rock)

Mar 4, 2022; St. Louis, MO, USA; Bradley Braves guard Terry Roberts (0) dunks against the Loyola Ramblers during the second half in the quarterfinals round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs North Carolina-Asheville - December 21

Nov 23, 2021; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina-Asheville Bulldogs forward LJ Thorpe (2) with the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels guard Kerwin Walton (24) defends in the second half at Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at LSU - December 28

Mar 11, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Au’Diese Toney (5) and Arkansas Razorbacks forward Jaylin Williams (10) defend against LSU Tigers guard Eric Gaines (2) during the first half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Missouri - January 4

Dec 29, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Missouri Tigers guards Jarron Coleman (5), DaJuan Gordon (12) and Javon Pickett (4) reacts after a play during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Auburn - January 7

Mar 2, 2022; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl (right) reacts with guard Zep Jasper (12) after a basket during the first half against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – L

Arkansas vs Alabama - January 11

Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) celebrates after scoring and being fouled in Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Ja. 29. 2022. Alabama defeated Baylor 87-78 in the Big 12 – SEC Challenge game.
Alabama Vs Baylor Ncaa Men S Basketball

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Vanderbilt - January 14

Feb 5, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores forward Jordan Wright (4) celebrates with fans after a win against the LSU Tigers at Memorial Gymnasium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Missouri - January 18

Feb 15, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Stanley Umude (0) scores a three point shot as Missouri Tigers guard Javon Pickett (4) defends during the first half at Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Ole Miss - January 21

Feb 5, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Matthew Murrell (11) shoots as Florida Gators guard Myreon Jones (0) defends during the second half at Billy Donovan Court at Exactech Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs LSU - January 24

Mar 2, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; LSU Tigers guard Xavier Pinson (1) moves against Arkansas Razorbacks guard JD Notae (1) in the first half at Bud Walton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Baylor - January 28

Mar 19, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Baylor Bears guard James Akinjo (11), forward Jeremy Sochan (1) and guard Adam Flagler (10) celebrate against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – L

Arkansas vs Texas A&M - January 31

Texas A&M guard Quenton Jackson (3) drives around Arkansas guard Au’Diese Toney (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – W

Arkansas at South Carolina - February 4

Nov 28, 2021; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard Erik Stevenson (10) celebrates a three pointer against the Rider Broncs in the second half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Kentucky - February 7

Mar 12, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA;Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) drives to the basket as Tennessee Volunteers guard Kennedy Chandler (1) defends during the first half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – L

Arkansas vs Mississippi State - February 11

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland calls out to players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Texas A&M - February 15

TAMPA, FLORIDA – MARCH 12: Chris Lykes #11 of the Arkansas Razorbacks is hit by Aaron Cash #0 of the Texas A&M Aggies as drives to the basket during the first half in the Semifinal game of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Amalie Arena on March 12, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Florida - February 18

Feb 5, 2022; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Florida Gators forward Colin Castleton (12) celebrates with guard Myreon Jones (0) after making a three point basket against the Mississippi Rebels during overtime at Billy Donovan Court at Exactech Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas vs Georgia - February 21

Feb 2, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Stanley Umude (0) shoots over Georgia Bulldogs guard Braelen Bridges (23) during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Alabama - February 25

Feb 12, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nate Oats during the second half against Arkansas Razorbacks at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – W

Arkansas at Tennessee - February 28

Mar 5, 2022; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes during the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – L

Goodson – L

Arkansas vs Kentucky - March 4

Feb 26, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari prior to the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

E. Wayne – W

Goodson – W

Final record

Arkansas coach Eric Musselman celebrates after beating Kentucky 75-73 after an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

E. Wayne – 22-9 (11-7)

Goodson – 25-6 (14-4)

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire