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Past articles by Kevin:

Smith’s late jumper sends Arkansas over Auburn, 76-73, on Thursday as Hogs advance to SEC Tournament quarterfinals

If the 10th-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks had failed to do so already, they stamped their ticket to next week’s NCAA Tournament while picking up their fourth Quad-1 win of the season with a dramatic 76-73 victory over 7-seed Auburn on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. → Read More

Arkansas tops South Dakota State, 71-56, on Wednesday at BWA to move to 3-0

You don’t have to run through South Dakota to get to Hawaii, but the 9th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks did so any way, blasting past the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State, 71-56, on Wednesday to cap a three-game homestand at Bud Walton Arena to open the season before traveling outside the continental United States this weekend for the Maui Invitational tournament. → Read More

Arkansas men’s basketball begins 2022-23 season ranked No. 10 in AP Top 25 poll

For the first time in the Eric Musselman era as Head Hog, and for the first time in 28 years in the program, Arkansas men’s basketball will BEGIN a season ranked in the Associated Press Top 10. → Read More

2023 Arkansas commit Layden Blocker achieves 5-star status, becomes Hoop Hogs’ fourth 5-star pledge in a year

Talented 2023 Arkansas commit Layden Blocker has achieved 5-star prospect status, according to the composite national recruiting rankings published by → Read More

NBA scout: Hoop Hogs’ Anthony Black No. 1 prospect at CP3 Elite Guard Camp

A current Hoop Hog and a future Hoop Hog were among the 25 top-shelf players who were invited and took part in the prestigious CP3 Elite Guard Camp over the weekend in Los Angeles, and one NBA scout among the throng of 50 or more pro scouts who attended singled out Arkansas freshman guard Anthony Black as the top player at the event based on performance. → Read More

Report: Former Arkansas star Bobby Portis agrees to 4-year, $49 million deal to remain in Milwaukee

Former Arkansas Razorbacks star and NBA big man Bobby Portis was barely a free agent (for a day) before agreeing to his third contract with the Milwaukee Bucks in as many years, this time for a longer term as part of a more lucrative deal at 4 years totaling $49 million, according Thursday reporting by Shams Charania of The Athletic. → Read More

Star Arkansas big man Jaylin Williams opts for NBA Draft, fogoes eligibility

Arkansas sophomore big man Jaylin Williams announced on Saturday that he will remain in the 2022 NBA Draft, forgoing the remaining three years of his college eligibility. → Read More

Star Arkansas big man Jaylin Williams opts for NBA Draft, fogoes eligibility

Arkansas sophomore big man Jaylin Williams announced on Saturday that he will remain in the 2022 NBA Draft, forgoing the remaining three years of his college eligibility. → Read More

Former Arkansas star JD Notae invited to NBA G-League Elite Camp

Former Arkansas star JD Notae has been invited to participate in the annual 2022 NBA G-League Elite Camp, according to a partial list of invitees obtained by → Read More

Arkansas junior stretch-5 Connor Vanover to enter transfer portal

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas junior Connor Vanover will enter the transfer portal and leave the men’s basketball program. Vanover (7-3 stretch-5, Little Rock native) transferred to Arkansas from Cal following the 2018-19 season, sat out a redshirt season in ’19-20, and played for the Hogs in both ’20-21 and ’21-22. He played in 15 games […] → Read More

Au’Diese Toney signing w/The Familie agency, declaring for NBA Draft

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas junior Au’Diese Toney announced on Tuesday that he will declare for the NBA Draft and is signing with The Familie talent agency out of California. “I want to thank all of Razorback Nation for welcoming me with open arms this season,” Toney said via his three-paragraph Twitter announcement. “With the support of my […] → Read More

Williams to enter NBA Draft, will not hire agent

By Kevin McPherson LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas sophomore big man and 2021-22 first team All SEC selection Jaylin Williams announced on Monday that he will enter the NBA Draft pool for underclassmen but will not hire an agent while leaving the door open for a return to the Hogs in ’22-23. “I am announcing my intention to […] → Read More

Arkansas All American JD Notae to hire agent, enter NBA Draft as he forgoes final season of eligibility

Arkansas senior guard and 2021-22 Associated Press third team All American JD Notae announced via Instagram on Sunday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility in ’22-23 to sign with an agent and enter the 2022 NBA Draft. → Read More

Hog Hoops land 5-star Anthony Black

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks have landed their third 2022 McDonald’s All American in versatile Texas 5-star prospect Anthony Black, establishing an unprecedented recruiting accomplishment in the program’s storied history. Black (6-7 combo guard, Duncanville, Texas) — ranked national No. 14 in the class of 2022 by after a meteoric rise from outside the Top […] → Read More

Game Recap: No. 4 Hogs fall to No. 8 Aggies in semifinals

For the second consecutive season, Arkansas has been eliminated from the SEC Tournament in the semifinals round as the 15th-ranked and No. 4 seed Razorbacks fell to unranked-but-surging No. 8 seed Texas A&M, 82-64, on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. The Aggies led the entire way and by double figures for the good part of both […] → Read More

Arkansas strikes again to pick up first Quad-1 win, 65-58, at No. 12 LSU on Saturday

In what may prove to be a turning point in their so far underachieving season, the Arkansas Razorbacks finished on a 17-2 run to overcome a late 8-point deficit and pick up their first Quad-1 win of 2021-22, and they did it on the road against the first ranked team on their schedule in the […] → Read More

Arkansas falls hard against Oklahoma 88-66 in Tulsa

The No. 12 Arkansas Razorbacks have fallen from unbeaten grace as the unranked Oklahoma Sooners led by double-digits for much of the game en route to an 88-66 blowout win on Saturday at the BOK Center in Tulsa. Arkansas (9-1) failed to match the program’s best start through 10 games in a season that was […] → Read More

No. 16 Arkansas overcomes Mercer, 74-61, in season opener

By Kevin McPherson FAYETTEVILLE — The No. 16 Arkansas Razorbacks had their share of issues in the preseason while scraping by with too-close-for-comfort wins in two exhibition games, and it was more of the same for much of their 2021-22 season-opener against Mercer on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena as the Hoop Hogs fought their […] → Read More

MBB lands another 5-star commit with Jordan Walsh

LITTLE ROCK — With Arkansas’ dual commitments from 2022 national Top 10 / 5-star prospects Jordan Walsh and Nick Smith, Jr. landing within the last 16 days, the Razorbacks men’s basketball program is not only well on its way to securing another national Top 5 high school recruiting class, but it’s in a legitimate chase for No. 1. Third-year […] → Read More

Six Weeks from Hog Hoops Opener, Early Projections for Starting 5

By Kevin McPherson FAYETTEVILLE — As the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team began ramping up preparations for the 2021-22 season with their first day of full-scale practices on Tuesday inside the performance center, it seemed a perfect time to look ahead to the season opener in six weeks and make our first projections for a […] → Read More