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Kevin McPherson


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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

Moses Moody selected No. 14 overall by Golden State Warriors in NBA Draft

Moses Moody, the Arkansas Razorbacks’ first one-and-done in men’s basketball, fulfilled a lifelong dream on Thursday while becoming only the fourth former Hog drafted in the first round this century as Moody was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft held at the Barclays Center […] → Read More

Razorback men’s basketball adds Ronnie Brewer and Jon Blake

Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball has added former Hogs star guard and NBA journeyman Ronnie Brewer, Jr., as the program's new recruiting coordinator, the school announced on Tuesday via media release. → Read More

Moses Moody heads to NBA Draft Combine next week in Chicago

LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas star and the 2020-21 SEC Freshman of the Year Moses Moody is on a fast track to the NBA as the first one-and-done in the history of Razorbacks men’s basketball, and the next step in his hoops journey is a trip to Chicago next week for the 2021 NBA Draft Combine (June […] → Read More

Musselman, Arkansas Agree on Extension and Raise Through 2026

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas has rewarded Razorbacks men’s basketball head coach Eric Musselman for leading the program to a historic season by announcing on Wednesday via press release a new 5-year contract that will pay him $20 million, or $4 million per year, through April 30, 2026. The new five-year agreement will […] → Read More

Arkansas SG Moses Moody declares for NBA Draft, 1st one-&-done in Hogs’ history

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas star and SEC Freshman of the Year Moses Moody just completed one of the most memorable seasons in Razorbacks history, and he added a final chapter to his brief-but-stellar college career on Friday by announcing he’s leaving school early to hire an agent and declare for the 2021 NBA Draft, making […] → Read More

Hogs strike again as South Dakota senior transfer Stanley Umude signs with Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Razorbacks have reached into the transfer portal for the third time in early April as they have landed another proven and highly coveted prospect in South Dakota senior-transfer Stanley Umude, who announced his commitment to the Hogs on Friday. Umude (6-6 combo forward, native of San Antonio, Texas) actually committed to […] → Read More

Hogs land another guard as Miami senior-transfer Chris Lykes commits

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has reached into the transfer portal for another proven and highly coveted backcourt prospect as Miami senior-transfer Chris Lykes committed to the Razorbacks on Wednesday. Lykes (5-7 guard, native of Mitchellville, Md.) chose the Hogs over Southern California after also being recruited by Auburn, Maryland, Georgetown, and Seton Hall among others. He’ll have […] → Read More

Arkansas Guard Desi Sills Enters Transfer Portal

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas junior guard and Jonesboro native Desi Sills announced on Wednesday that he intends to enter the transfer portal. His announcement comes less than 48 hours after the 10th-ranked Razorbacks’ 81-72 loss to No. 3 Baylor in the NCAA tournament Elite Eight on Monday. A preseason All SEC second-team pick after averaging […] → Read More

NLRPD identifies suspects in shooting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Police have identified two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting in North Little Rock. Detectives are searching for 18-year-old Devin Givens and 18-year-old Jimmy Washington. They’re accused of shooting Raymond Hudson on West 22nd Street Sunday night. Hudson is in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact […] → Read More

Hogs Season Comes To An End. Arkansas Falls To Baylor 81-72

It was a helluva run for the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half of their 2020-21 season, but it came to an end in the NCAA tournament Elite Eight on Monday as the No. 3 seed Hogs fell to No. 1 seed Baylor, 81-72, in the South Region finals inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, […] → Read More

Dungee Selected to Participate in 2021 State Farm College 3-Point Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – Chelsea Dungee has been selected to the Rocket Mortgage Women’s 3-Point Championship roster for the 32nd annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, announced today. The event will take place at Hinkle Fieldhouse on the Butler University Campus in Indianapolis on Thursday, April 1. Dungee is one of eight players selected for […] → Read More

Rapid-fire Razorback hot takes as Arkansas has Elite 8 date with number 1 seed Baylor

LITTLE ROCK — By every criteria imaginable, Arkansas’ run to the Elite Eight (a.k.a. the NCAA tournament South Region finals) where the No. 3 seed Razorbacks will face No. 1 seed Baylor on Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis has validated a season that will surely go down as one of the 10 best […] → Read More

Carlisle PD: Person connected to Saturday shooting in Lonoke County found dead Sunday morning

A person is dead just one day after allegedly shooting another person in Lonoke County. → Read More

Silver Alert issued for 70-year-old man missing since Saturday night in Conway

A Silver Alert has been activated in locating a man missing since Saturday night in Conway. → Read More

Bud Walton Arena hosting Elite Eight watch party Monday night

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas students and Razorback fans are invited to Bud Walton Arena on Monday night to watch the Hogs take on Baylor in the Elite Eight. The game will be shown on the videoboard and TVs around the arena. Doors to the arena will open at 8:15 p.m. with tipoff set for […] → Read More

Arkansas Survives Nail-Biter with Oral Roberts and Advance to Elite 8

A second shot at Oral Roberts came with higher stakes and required another rally from a 12-point second-half deficit, but freshman Davonte “Devo” Davis hit a go-ahead, pull-up jumper with 3.1 seconds as the No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks survived upset-worthy and 15th-seeded Oral Roberts, 72-70, on Saturday in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 (a.k.a […] → Read More

How SWEET it is! Arkansas heading to the Sweet 16 for first time in 25 years

In a season that has often stirred echoes from the glory days of Arkansas Razorbacks basketball that spanned the late-1970s through the mid-1990s, the sweetest validator to date is the No. 3 seed Hogs’ 68-66 victory over defending national runner-up and 6-seed Texas Tech in the NCAA tournament South Region on Sunday in Indianapolis that […] → Read More