Maui Jim Invitational Comfort Preview: #17 SDSU Aztecs vs. #9 Arkansas Razorbacks


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A win in opposition to the #9 Razorbacks could be a serious resume builder for the #17 Aztecs.

Maui Jim Invitational- Comfort Match:  Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. San Diego State College Aztecs (4-1, 0-0 MW) 

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. twenty third — 5pm HST / 7pm PST / 9pm CST

WHERE: Lahaina Civic Heart, Lahaina, HI (2,400)

TV:  ESPN2

LIVE STREAM: fuboTV (Watch free of charge) / WatchESPN.com

RADIO: 101.5 KGB / XTRA 1360 / iHeart Radio App

SERIES RECORD: That is the third matchup between the Aztecs and the Razorbacks. Arkansas maintains a 2-0 all-time sequence lead.

LAST MEETING: Arkansas defeated SDSU 76-64 on December 3, 1985

WEBSITES: GoAztecs.com, the official San Diego State athletics web site; ArkansasRazorbacks.com, the official Arkansas athletics web site.

ODDS: Arkansas -1.5

OVER/UNDER: +142.5

Maui, HI-  The #17 San Diego State Aztecs (4-1, 0-0 MW) have a resume builder once they tip off in opposition to the #9 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1, 0-0 SEC) within the 2022 Maui Jim Invitational comfort match on Wednesday evening.

Let’s check out each groups getting into into this match.

Razorback Assault

Arkansas defeated Louisville within the opening spherical with ease and so they held tight in a shootout with the Creighton Bluejays for 40 minutes. In probably the greatest video games of the season, the Razorbacks couldn’t recover from the ultimate hump, dropping simply 90-87. It was a incredible sport for freshman Anthony Black who had 26 factors and 6 assists. Ricky Council chipped in 24 factors whereas enjoying in all 40 minutes of this difficult core contest.

It was a powerful efficiency in opposition to an excellent group with out arguably their finest participant, freshman Nick Smith. He received’t play for Arkansas tonight however the SEC has proven that they will sustain with opponents with out him for now.

Will the Razorbacks be capable to beat San Diego State (4-1), who’s able to beating them?  And, in that case will coach Eric Musselman take off his shirt?  Maybe not if the championship just isn’t on the road.

Aztecs Redemption 

The Aztecs decisively defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes within the opening spherical and had been placing up a struggle in opposition to Arizona on Tuesday evening, even main within the second half. However the offense went flat, and referees made a slew of misguided calls in opposition to them, within the last quarter-hour and SDSU ended up handily dropping, 87-70. Darrion Trammell put up 21 factors and Micah Parrish had 10 off the bench. However the beginning duo of Matt Bradley and Lamont Butler mixed for simply 9 factors on 3/16 capturing, which wasn’t going to work in opposition to a group like Arizona.

Arkansas’ perimeter protection is severely sharp, and the Aztecs might want to step up and produce. There’s loads of expertise for the Mountain West group in opposition to the youthful Razorbacks, however the confidence they gained from the Creighton match will assist them mentally till Nick Smith returns.

What Will Occur

San Diego State has a greater offense than they did a yr in the past however there’s nonetheless some inconsistency to work by. However with a youthful Razorback group to play in opposition to, the veterans may simply discover a method to get a key win for his or her resume and go away the Maui Invitational with one other assertion victory.

Last Rating: SDSU 71,  Arkansas 69





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