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How to watch, listen to Razorbacks’ game with South Carolina tonight

You can hear the game at ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home or online at HitThatLine.com by clicking HERE.

Who: Arkansas Razorback (15-4. 3-3 SEC) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (111-8, 3-3 SEC)
What: Razorbacks only have SEC teams left on schedule.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Nolan Richardson Court at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville
• TV: SEC Network (Mike Morgan and Andy Kennedy)
CLICK HERE to Watch ESPN/SEC Network Online
Radio: ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
Online: Listen at HitThatLine.com by clicking HERE

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas jumps back into conference play after defeating TCU as part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge on Saturday.

The Razorbacks will host South Carolina on Wednesday (Jan. 29). Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be telecast on the SEC Network.

You can hear the game at ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home or online at HitThatLine.com by clicking HERE

Against South Carolina

• This will be the 35th meeting between Arkansas and South Carolina, all coming since both programs joined the SEC in 1991-92.

• The Razorbacks own a 20-14 advantage in the series, including an 11-4 cushion in games played in Fayetteville.

• South Carolina won last year’s meeting, but Arkansas has won five-of-the-last-seven.

Last year

• Jalen Harris scored a career-high 17 points and the game was tied, 63-63, before South Carolina pulled away late for a 77-65 victory at Colonial Life Arena.

• The Gamecocks were able to get the win as they made 16 of their last 22 shots and sank 10-of-15 3-pointers for the game. The Razorbacks were 6-of-22 from beyond the arc.

• Two of those six 3-pointers by Arkansas came early in the game. Mason Jones made back-to-back treys, the first of which came at the 18:43 mark. That triple marked the 1,000th straight game the Razorbacks have made at least one 3-pointer.

• A.J. Lawson led South Carolina with 24 points, making 4-of-5 3-point attempts. Keyshawn Bryant added 17 points and Chris Silva had 16. Hassani Gravett was 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

• Harris was able to score a career-high 17 as he was 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Jones had 15 points and four assists while Isaiah Joe scored 11.

Hogs shine after lineup shakeup

• Musselman had planned on shuffling the starting lineup after two losses and the Isaiah Joe injury forced another change.

• Jalen Harris, who started every game last season, got his first start of the year versus TCU. He dished out a season-high six assists. He was inserted into the lineup to speed up the game, pickup up the TCU guards 3/4 court and his skill in transition.

• Desi Sills came off the bench for the first time this season. He scored 18 points —two shy of his career high — on 7-of-8 shooting from the field and making all three 3-pointers.

• Reggie Chaney got his first start of the season — and third of his career. While he did not have a great first half, he scored six straight for the Hogs early in the second half to make it a 3-point game into a 9-point game.

Recapping non-conference

• WarrenNolan.com has Arkansas’ non-conference RPI as #4 and SOS is #13.

• Was 3-0 versus Power 5 Conferences (won at Georgia Tech and Indiana; defeated TCU).

• Arkansas’ 12-1 record was second-best in the SEC behind Auburn (13-0).

• Of the 13 teams Arkansas played, eight are in either first or second place in their league. Leading their conference are North Texas (8-1), Montana (7-2), Texas Southern (5-1), Austin Peay (8-0) and Tulsa (6-1); second place: Northern Kentucky and Western Kentucky, a half-game behind (North Texas is 8-1 to lead WKU).

• TCU is 3rd in the Big 12 and South Dakota is 4th in the Summit, but one game out of 1st.

Good start; high RPI and NET Ranking; bracketology

• Arkansas was picked 11th in the preseason SEC poll but is off to a good start under first-year head coach Eric Musselman.

• The 12-1 non-conference regular-season record is Arkansas’ best since going 12-1 in 2008-09 regular-season.

• Arkansas’ 15-4 record through 19 games is the best since going 16-4 to start the 2014-15 season.

• Arkansas’ NCAA NET is 28th — fourth-best in the SEC behind Auburn (20), Kentucky (21) and LSU (25).

• Arkansas’ RPI is 14th — third-best in the SEC behind Auburn (4) and LSU (13).

• As of Monday (Jan. 27), CBS’ Jerry Palm has Arkansas as a No. 7 seed, facing No. 10 Saint Mary’s in the East Region.

• Prior to the win over TCU, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has Arkansas as a No. 8 seed, facing No. 9 Michigan in the South Region.

• As of Monday (Jan. 27), NBCSports has Arkansas as a No. 9 seed, facing No. 8 Houston in the Midwest Region.

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.

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