Latest Eric Musselman News

Perry's double-double lifts Missississippi St. past Arkansas

Jan. 22, 2020 9:58 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 77-70 win over Arkansas on Wednesday. Perry has now scored 20 points or more in five of his last seven games. He also recorded his SEC-leading 11th double-double of the season and his 20th career...

Kentucky players Ashton Hagans (0) and Immanuel Quickley (5) walk with head coach John Calipari, center, as he heads to the locker room after being ejected during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

No. 10 Kentucky holds off Arkansas after Calipari ejection

Jan. 18, 2020 7:27 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Nick Richards and No. 10 Kentucky could have wilted after coach John Calipari was ejected in the second half. They had another idea. Richards had 17 points and nine rebounds, and the 10th-ranked Wildcats held off Arkansas for a 73-66 victory Saturday. Kentucky (13-4, 4-1...

Arkansas guard Jimmy Whitt Jr. (33) brings the ball upcourt in front of Indiana forward Justin Smith (3) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Jimmy Whitt Jr. flourishing in second stint at Arkansas

Jan. 17, 2020 2:49 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Annelle Whitt only had her son's best interest at heart when she looked new Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman squarely in the eyes and issued a simple ultimatum. “She told me this better work out or she's coming to get me,” Musselman said, somewhat joking....

Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) looks for a shot as South Carolina's Maik Kotsar, left, and Justin Minaya defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Weekend schedule should sort out SEC's second-place logjam

Jan. 17, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball competition this weekend. GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 10 Kentucky (12-4, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (14-2, 3-1): The SEC standings will sort themselves out a bit Saturday with a pair of games featuring the four teams tied for second place behind league...

Whitt Jr. scores 30 to lead Arkansas past Vanderbilt 75-55

Jan. 16, 2020 12:09 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jimmy Whitt Jr. raised both arms in the air and flashed three fingers on his left half and a zero on the right to the Arkansas bench. Whitt's career-best 30 points helped the Razorbacks to a 75-55 win against Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. The senior graduate transfer from SMU...

Joe sparks late Arkansas rally to beat Mississippi, 76-72

Jan. 11, 2020 9:25 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Isaiah Joe put on a clinic about finishing strong and Arkansas coach Eric Musselman loved the results Saturday as the Razorbacks rallied late to defeat Mississippi 76-72, “Isaiah put on a show shooting wise," Musselman said. “But around the eight-minute mark we changed up...

Watford, Manning help LSU grab 79-77 thriller over Arkansas

Jan. 9, 2020 12:19 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trendon Watford made a three-point play and Charles Manning blocked two field goal attempts in the final seconds as LSU defeated Arkansas 79-77 in a Southeastern Conference game Wednesday night. The lead changed hands eight times in the final six minutes. Watford put the Tigers...

Arkansas opens SEC play with 69-59 win over Texas A&M

Jan. 4, 2020 10:04 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas had four players in double figures as the Razorbacks opened Southeastern Conference play Saturday night much the same way they handled nonconference competition — with a victory. Arkansas (12-1) forced Texas A&M into 11 second-half turnovers, including four in...

Joe, Jones lead Arkansas to road win at Indiana, 71-64

Dec. 29, 2019 9:51 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Undersized but not outgunned, Arkansas was determined to take their best shots at Indiana on Sunday night. That meant a 3-point barrage, for better or for worse. It’s why the Razorbacks fell behind by double digits when those shots weren’t falling, and also explains...

Isaiah Joe scores 21, Arkansas beats Valparaiso 72-68

Dec. 22, 2019 12:28 AM EST

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Isaiah Joe scored 21 points, Mason Jones added 20 and Arkansas beat Valparaiso 72-68 in the first meeting between the teams on Saturday night. It was the Razorbacks' annual trip to North Little Rock. They improved their record to 12-9 over the last 21 visits. “The...