Arkansas Releases Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

Arkansas Basketball

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – With their sights set on a turnaround form last season’s disappointing 16-16 season, Arkansas has released it’s non-conference men’s basketball schedule for the 2016-17 campaign.

The Razorbacks will play seven teams that won 20 or more games last season while three reached the NCAA tournament.

Two of the biggest names on the schedule come from the Big XII as the Razorbacks will renew their rivalries with Texas and Oklahoma State. Arkansas will face the Longhorns on Dec. 17 at a neutral site in Houston. The Hogs own an 86-67overall record against their old Southwest Conference rival but dropped their previous meeting 79-46 in 2011.

Arkansas will face Oklahoma State on Jan. 28 as part of the Big XII/SEC Challenge as the game will be televised by the ESPN family of networks. Oklahoma State has dominated the rivalry, wining 36 of the 50 meetings, but the two haven’t faced one another since the 2003-04 season.

The new season will tip off on Oct. 28 as Arkansas will host Central Missouri in the first of two exhibition games. The regular season begins on Nov. 11 vs Fort Wayne.

October 28 Central Missouri – Exhibition Bud Walton Arena
November 4 Emporia State – Exhibition Bud Walton Arena
November 11 Fort Wayne (IPFW) Bud Walton Arena
November 14 Southern Illinois Bud Walton Arena
November 18 UT-Arlington Bud Walton Arena
November 22 Minnesota Minneapolis, Min..
November 28 Mount Saint Mary’s Bud Walton Arena
December 1 Stephen F. Austin Bud Walton Arena
December 3 Austin Peay Bud Walton Arena
December 6 Houston Bud Walton Arena
December 10 North Florida Bud Walton Arena
December 17 Texas Houston, Texas
December 20 North Dakota State Bud Walton Arena
December 22 Sam Houston State Bud Walton Arena
January 28 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla.