Razorbacks Basketball Begins SEC Tournament Tonight

Courtesy University of Arkansas Athletics Department

The University of Arkansas basketball team opens play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament today, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. when it takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Arkansas (19-12, 10-8 SEC) earned the No. 7 seed in the tournament this season when it picked up its 10th conference victory of the season, the most by a Razorback club since the 2005-06 season. Since that last game junior Marshawn Powell and sophomore BJ Young have both earned second-team All-SEC honors by the league’s coaches as well as All-District honors by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Vanderbilt (14-16, 8-10 SEC) picked up an all-important eighth win in its regular season finale against South Carolina to avoid playing in Wednesday’s action. The Commodores have an edge in this week’s tournament as it is being played in their home town, but the neutral site should help squads even the odds against the Commodores.

Thursday night’s matchup between Arkansas and Vanderbilt is the third game between the two programs this season, with each squad winning on its home court. The Razorbacks blistered the Commodores, 56-33, in Fayetteville in early January before dropping a 67-49 decision to Vanderbilt a month later. Thursday’s match is just the ninth time that the Razorbacks have played a member of the SEC three times in the same season.

Arkansas leads the all-time series with Vanderbilt, 18-10, and the Razorbacks are a perfect 3-0 against the Commodores at the SEC Tournament.

The Razorback game against Vanderbilt will be broadcast on the radio across the Razorback Sports Network from IMG College with Chuck Barrett and Rick Schaeffer giving the call. The game will also be carried live on the SEC Network with Dave Neal, Jon Sundvold and Shannon Spake on air. Below is a list of stations that will carry the game.


AL Birmingham-Tuscaloosa-Anniston WTTO CW


AL Huntsville-Decatur-Florence WAMY MNT

AL Mobile-Pensacola (Ft Walt) WJTC IND

AL Montgomery (Selma) WSFA 12.2 RTV

AR Ft. Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-Rgrs KHBS-DT2 CW

AR Ft. Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-Rgrs KHOG-DT2 CW

AR Jonesboro KAIT 8.1 ABC

AR Little Rock-Pine Bluff KATV ABC

DC Washington, DC – Hagerstown EDCW TTV

FL Gainesville WCJB-DT2 ABC

FL Jacksonville, Brunswick WJXT IND

FL Miami-Ft. Lauderdale WSFL-DT2 AZA

FL Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbrn WRBW MNT

FL Panama City WJHG-DT3 MNT

FL Tallahassee-thomasville WCTV-DT2 MNT

FL Tampa-St. Pete, Sarasota WTTA MNT




GA Columbus, GA WXTX-DT2 TTV

GA Savannah WSAV-DT2 MNT

HI Honolulu KFVE MNT

IL Rockford WTVO-DT2 MNT

IN Evansville WTVW FOX

IN South Bend-Elkhart WHME HAR

KS Wichita-Hutchinson Plus KSCW CBS

KY Bowling Green WBKO ABC

KY Lexington WKYT CBS

KY Louisville WAVE-DT3 WEA

KY Paducah-C. Girardeau-Harrbg-Mt VN WDKA MNT

LA Alexandria, LA KLAX-DT2 MeTV

LA Baton Rouge WBXH MNT

LA Lafayette, LA KLAF MNT

LA New Orleans WUPL MNT

LA Shreveport KSHV MNT

MO Columbia-Jefferson City KMIZ ABC

MO Kansas City KSMO MNT

MO Springfield, MO KOZL FOX

MO St. Louis KPLR 11.2 TTV

MS Biloxi-Gulfport EXXV MNT

MS Columbus-Tupelo-West Point ECBI/WCBI-DT4 MNT/IND

MS Hattiesburg-Laurel WHLT CBS


MS Meridian WMDN CBS

NC Charlotte WSOC-DT2 IND

NC Greensboro-H. Point-W. Salem WCWG CW

NC Greenville-N.Bern-Washngtn WITN-DT2 MNT

SC Charleston, SC WMMP MNT

SC Columbia, SC WOLO ABC

SC Greenvll-Spart-Ashevll-Anderson WSPA-DT2 MeTV

SC Myrtle Beach-Florence WPDE-DT2 WEA

TN Chattanooga WFLI CW


TN Knoxville WVLT-DT2 MNT

TN Memphis WLMT CW

TN Nashville WUXP MNT

TX Abilene-Sweetwater KTES-LP TTV

TX Beaumont-Port Arthur KUIL-LD MeTv

TX Dallas-Ft. Worth KTXD IND

TX Houston FOX- SW RSN


TX Waco-Temple-Bryan NBTX CBS

TX Waco-Temple-Bryan NWTX CW

VA Charlottesville WAHU-D2 CW

VA Norfolk-Portsmth-Newpt Nws WSKY IND

WA Spokane SWX S&W

WI Madison TVW IND

WV Charleston-Huntington WSAZ-DT2 MN


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