The Arkansas Razorbacks Men’s Basketball team were ready to pull out of their parking lot to head to College Station. Eric Musselman said he received a call just as he and his team were ready to leave.
Found out while boarding the bus to travel to College Station today that our game tomorrow was cancelled. Our players are devastated that they do not get to compete. We are working with the league to see if we can add a non-conference game. ⏲️— Eric Musselman (@EricPMusselman) February 19, 2021
This is the third game Arkansas has postponed because of their opponent’s COVID-19 issues. However, this is the second time in three weeks that the Aggies have postponed a game against Arkansas. Their February 6th matchup in Bud Walton was also postponed.
It is so tacky to cancel just hours before and their opponent literally peeling out the drive. The Aggies have not played since their January 30th victory in the Big 12/SEC Challenge against Kansas State.
According to Whole Hog Sports, the SEC did allow Arkansas to try and schedule a non-conference opponent for Saturday. The Razorback staff went to work to schedule an opponent to replace the Aggies on Friday afternoon with no luck as it was too short notice. Sadly, there will be no basketball for the Hogs on Saturday.
The Razorbacks’ will return to the hardwood on Wednesday night at 8PM. They will be playing the 8th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide who currently lead in the SEC standings.
According to Richard Davenport of Whole Hog Sports
I’m told Arkansas basketball tried to line up a game with A-State but Wolves declined.— Richard Davenport (@ArRecruitingGuy) February 20, 2021
This is the second time Arkansas has inquired with Arkansas State about scheduling a basketball game on short notice. In December, Tulsa had to cancel their home game against the Razorbacks due to COVID-19 protocol. The Razorback staff then called the Red Wolves staff but were told they had just scheduled a game 90 minutes before.
This time the Red Wolves plainly said, “No.” I am sure that is a firm no, too. So, I don’t want to hear Arkansas State fans complain about Arkansas never trying to schedule a game again.