Arkansas-Michigan basketball game approaching sellout

Freshman Rashad Madden defends LSU guard Ralston Turner in a 69-60 Arkansas win over the Tigers last weekend. Attendance was estimated at 14,800, a number that will likely be topped during this Saturday’s matchup against No. 20 Michigan.

Walt Beazley, UA Athletics

Those looking to attend this weekend’s Arkansas-Michigan basketball game had better hurry up and get tickets.

UA officials said today that the Saturday afternoon matchup versus the No. 20 Wolverines is nearing a sellout.

Less than 900 tickets remain for the 1 p.m. showdown, which marks the largest amount of tickets sold to any game this season (by a longshot).

Arkansas has averaged around 13,500 fans per game over the first two conference matchups versus LSU and Mississippi State. It appears as though attendance for the Michigan game Saturday will be much, much, higher than that.

Playing a part in the increased demand for tickets to Saturday’s game no doubt is the news that the 2011 football team will be presented with the 2012 Field Scovell Cotton Bowl trophy at halftime of the game.

The fact that the Hogs are playing a ranked, recognizable, out-of-conference opponent doesn’t hurt, either.

For those interested in getting a few of the remaining tickets, head over to