SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Arkansas

Kentucky-Arkansas basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats collide with the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday in Fayetteville in a significant SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Arkansas

Arena Name: Bud Walton Arena

Capacity: 19,200

Year Opened: 1993

Bud Walton Arena

Game Date/Time

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Kentucky
74.7
67.3
7.4
66.7
45.7
70.4
36.1
13.4
6.5
19
17.9
43
32.9
15.7
8.6
13.47
25.3
38.77
1.35
11.43
0.511
Arkansas
74.7
66.5
8.1
63.3
48
69.2
32.1
15
5.1
21.7
15.9
41.4
31
18.9
2.8
9.77
25.7
35.47
1.04
14.43
0.525

Players and Stats

Kentucky

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Oscar Tshiebwe 34 SR F 6-9 260 16.5 Pts, 13.1 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Antonio Reeves 12 SR G 6-4 185 13.4 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Jacob Toppin 0 SR F 6-9 194 12.0 Pts, 6.9 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Cason Wallace 22 FR G 6-4 193 11.7 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 4.2 Ast
Chris Livingston 24 FR F 6-6 220 6.4 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Sahvir Wheeler 2 SR G 5-10 180 7.7 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 5.6 Ast
CJ Fredrick 1 SR G 6-3 195 6.9 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Lance Ware 55 JR F 6-9 223 2.1 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Daimion Collins 4 SO F 6-9 202 2.0 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Ugonna Onyenso 33 FR F 6-11 225 2.5 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Adou Thiero 3 FR G 6-6 200 2.4 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Brennan Canada 14 SR F 6-6 198 0.6 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Walker Horn 21 FR G 6-1 200 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Kareem Watkins 25 JR G 5-8 145 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Grant Darbyshire 13 FR G 6-2

Arkansas

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Ricky Council 1 JR G 6-6 205 16.6 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 2.4 Ast
Anthony Black 0 FR G 6-7 198 12.7 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 4.2 Ast
Davonte Davis 4 JR G 6-3 180 10.9 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 2.8 Ast
Jordan Walsh 13 FR F 6-7 205 7.0 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Makhi Mitchell 15 SR F 6-9 230 6.9 Pts, 5.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Jalen Graham 11 SR F 6-9 220 5.8 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Nick Smith 3 FR G 6-5 185 12.8 Pts, 1.6 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Trevon Brazile 2 SO F 6-9 215 11.8 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Makhel Mitchell 22 SR F 6-10 245 4.3 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Joseph Pinion 5 FR G 6-5 190 2.7 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Kamani Johnson 20 SR F 6-7 215 2.0 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Derrian Ford 23 FR G 6-3 205 0.8 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Cade Arbogast 21 JR G 6-3 170 0.4 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Lawson Blake 45 SO F 6-10 225 0.4 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Barry Dunning 12 FR G 6-6 195 0.1 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.1 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Kentucky Arkansas
ESPN BPI 16 13
Sagarin 22 16
Massey Composite 19 18

Kentucky vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 33-13

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 205 SR Brooklyn, NY
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 185 SR Cincinnati, OH
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 SR Houston, TX
3 Adou Thiero G 6′-6″ 200 FR Leetsdale, PA
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 210 SO Atlanta, TX
12 Antonio Reeves G 6′-5″ 205 SR Chicago, IL
13 Grant Darbyshire G 6′-2″ 190 FR Cincinnati, OH
14 Brennan Canada G 6′-6″ 205 SR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Walker Horn G 6′-4″ 200 FR Austin, TX
22 Cason Wallace G 6′-4″ 193 FR Dallas, TX
24 Chris Livingston F 6′-6″ 220 FR Akron, OH
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 175 JR Camden, NJ
33 Ugonna Onyenso F 6′-11″ 225 FR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 260 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 235 JR Camden, NJ

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Anthony Black G 6′-7″ 198 FR Duncanville, TX
1 Ricky Council IV G 6′-6″ 205 JR Durham, NC
2 Trevon Brazile F 6′-10″ 212 SO Springfield, MO
3 Nick Smith Jr. G 6′-5″ 185 FR Jacksonville, AR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 185 JR Jacksonville, AR
5 Joseph Pinion G 6′-5″ 190 FR Morrilton, AR
11 Jalen Graham F 6′-9″ 225 SR Phoenix, AZ
12 Barry Dunning Jr. G 6′-6″ 195 FR Mobile, AL
13 Jordan Walsh G 6′-7″ 205 FR Desoto, TX
15 Makhi Mitchell F 6′-9″ 230 SR Washington, DC
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 230 SR Brooklyn, NY
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 180 JR Concord, CA
22 Makhel Mitchell F 6′-10″ 240 SR Washington, DC
23 Derrian Ford G 6′-3″ 205 FR Magnolia, AR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 SO Fayetteville, AR

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Howard 63 Kentucky 95
11/11/2022 Duquesne 52 Kentucky 77
11/15/2022 Kentucky 77 Michigan State 86
11/17/2022 SC State 63 Kentucky 106
11/20/2022 Kentucky 72 Gonzaga 88
11/23/2022 North Florida 56 Kentucky 96
11/29/2022 Bellarmine 41 Kentucky 60
12/4/2022 Michigan 69 Kentucky 73
12/10/2022 Yale 59 Kentucky 69
12/17/2022 UCLA 63 Kentucky 53
12/21/2022 FAMU 68 Kentucky 88
12/28/2022 Kentucky 75 Missouri 89
12/31/2022 Louisville 63 Kentucky 86
1/3/2023 LSU 71 Kentucky 74
1/7/2023 Kentucky 52 Alabama 78
1/10/2023 South Carolina 71 Kentucky 68
1/14/2023 Kentucky 63 Tennessee 56
1/17/2023 Georgia 71 Kentucky 85
1/21/2023 Texas A&M 67 Kentucky 76
1/24/2023 Kentucky 69 Vanderbilt 53
1/28/2023 Kansas 77 Kentucky 68
1/31/2023 Kentucky 75 Ole Miss 66
2/4/2023 Florida 67 Kentucky 72
2/7/2023 Arkansas 88 Kentucky 73
2/11/2023 Kentucky 68 Georgia 75
2/15/2023 Kentucky 71 Mississippi State 68
2/18/2023 Tennessee 54 Kentucky 66
2/22/2023 Kentucky 82 Florida 74
2/25/2023 Auburn 54 Kentucky 86
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt 68 Kentucky 66
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament,
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 N Dakota St 58 Arkansas 76
11/11/2022 Fordham 48 Arkansas 74
11/16/2022 S Dakota St 56 Arkansas 71
11/21/2022 Louisville 54 Arkansas 80
11/22/2022 Creighton 90 Arkansas 87
11/23/2022 Arkansas 78 San Diego St 74
11/28/2022 Troy 61 Arkansas 74
12/3/2022 San José St 59 Arkansas 99
12/6/2022 UNC Greensboro 58 Arkansas 65
12/10/2022 Oklahoma 78 Arkansas 88
12/17/2022 Bradley 57 Arkansas 76
12/21/2022 UNC Asheville 51 Arkansas 85
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/4/2023 Missouri 68 Arkansas 74
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/11/2023 Alabama 84 Arkansas 69
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/18/2023 Arkansas 76 Missouri 79
1/21/2023 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 69
1/24/2023 LSU 40 Arkansas 60
1/28/2023 Arkansas 64 Baylor 67
1/31/2023 Texas A&M 70 Arkansas 81
2/4/2023 Arkansas 65 South Carolina 63
2/7/2023 Arkansas 88 Kentucky 73
2/11/2023 Mississippi State 70 Arkansas 64
2/15/2023 Arkansas 56 Texas A&M 62
2/18/2023 Florida 65 Arkansas 84
2/21/2023 Georgia 65 Arkansas 97
2/25/2023 Arkansas 83 Alabama 86
2/28/2023 Arkansas 57 Tennessee 75
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament,
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

G] Sahvir Wheeler (Undisclosed) – Out
[G] Cason Wallace (Leg) – Questionable
[G] Grant Darbyshire (Lower Body) – Out

Arkansas

[F] Trevon Brazile (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 78, Kentucky 76

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: CBS.

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