Arkansas basketball vs. Kentucky: How to watch, stream ,listen
March Madness is officially here, but the men’s basketball team has one regular season game before the postseason.
The season finale between the two schools brings a lot of action to Arkansas, with the nationally televised slot on CBS.
The most notable pre-game stat is that Arkansas guard Ricky Council only needs 18 points to hit 1,000 points for his career.
Kentucky comes into Bud Walton Arena having won four of its last five games and a spot in the latest Associated Press Poll at No. 23. In the Coaches Poll, they received 49 votes, but it wasn’t enough to earn them a ranking.
Arkansas defeated Kentucky earlier this season at Rupp Arena, but this is a different situation, only the second time they’ll face the Wildcats twice in a season.
The Hogs are coming off a disappointing road loss to Tennessee that left the locker room deflated. Playing in front of the home crowd should lift the team’s spirit.
How to watch Arkansas vs. Kentucky
Feb 7, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks forward Makhel Mitchell (right) shoots the ball against Kentucky Wildcats guard Cason Wallace (left) during the first half at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
Date: March 4, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. CT
Stream: CBS Mobile
Arkansas' key players
Feb 7, 2023; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Ricky Council IV (1) celebrates with teammates during the first half against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
Guard Ricky Council: 16.6 PPG, 1.2 SPG
Guard Anthony Black: 12.7 PPG, 5 RPG, 4.3 APG, 2 SPG
Guard Nick Smith Jr.: 12.8 PPG
Kentucky's key players
Forward Oscar Tshiebowe: 16.5 ppg, 13 RPG
Guard Anthony Reeves: 13.4 ppg, 41% FG, 40% 3PT
Forward Jacob Toppin: 12 points PPG, 6.9 RPG
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman
Feb 28, 2023; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Eric Musselman during the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Fourth season at Arkansas: 92-39 (41-29 in SEC)
Two NCAA Tournaments at Arkansas: 2021, 2022
Two Elite Eights at Arkansas: 2021, 2022
Kentucky coach John Calipari
Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts after a turnover during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Auburn Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Fourteenth season at Kentucky: 385-110 (184-59)
Eleven NCAA Tournaments at Kentucky: 2010-12, 2014-20, 2022
Three Final Fours, one national championship at Kentucky