Hoop Hogs to make season debut at Barnhill Arena Sunday

Photo: Courtesy, Arkansas Razorbacks

Hog fans can get their first look at the 2022-23 Arkansas men’s basketball team this weekend, when the Razorbacks host the annual Red-White intrasquad game in Fayetteville.

The game tips off at 2 p.m. in Barnhill Arena, the legendary pre-Bud Walton home of the Hogs, where head coach Eric Musselman has preferred to play the annual scrimmage since he arrived in 2019.

Fans will see a brand new roster for the Hogs, as Musselman’s team returns only two scholarship players from last year’s Elite 8 squad – junior guard Devo Davis and senior forward Kamani Johnson. The new look Hogs appear to have reloaded, however, as they bring in the No. 2 ranked recruiting class nationally headlined by 5-star freshman Nick Smith, Anthony Black, and Jordan Walsh.

The roster also features some impact transfers, including former Missouri forward Trevon Brazile, Ricky Council IV from Wichita State, Jalen Graham from Arizona State, and others.

Arkansas is currently ranked No. 9 nationally in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 preseason rankings, and is currently projected to be a No. 3 seed in next year’s NCAA tourney.

Admission to the game is free and open to the public, and parking will also be free, officials said. The best options for parking are all lots west of Razorback Road, as well as Lot 44 just north of Razorback Stadium.

No television or radio will be available for the game.

Doors to the game open at 1 p.m., no tickets are required, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arkansas men’s basketball schedule

Oct. 16 – Red White Game
Oct. 24 – Rogers State
Oct. 29 – at Texas
Nov. 7 – North Dakota State
Nov. 11 – Fordham
Nov. 16 – South Dakota State
Nov. 21 – Louisville (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 22 – Texas Tech or Creighton (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 23 – TBA (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 28 – Troy
Dec. 3 – San Jose State
Dec. 6 – UNC Greensboro
Dec. 10 – Oklahoma (Tulsa)
Dec. 17 – Bradley
Dec. 21 – UNC Asheville
Dec. 28 – at LSU
Jan. 4 – Missouri
Jan. 7 – at Auburn
Jan. 11 – Alabama
Jan. 14 – at Vanderbilt
Jan. 18 – at Missouri
Jan. 21 – Ole Miss
Jan. 24 – LSU
Jan. 28 – at Baylor
Jan. 31 – Texas A&M
Feb. 4 – at South Carolina
Feb. 7 – at Kentucky
Feb. 11 – Mississippi State
Feb. 15 – at Texas A&M
Feb. 18 – Florida
Feb. 21 – Georgia
Feb. 28 – at Tennessee
March 4 – Kentucky
March 8-12 – SEC Tournament