Last Meeting: December 30, 1986; Arkansas 74, California 58- Rainbow Classic
Coach: Mike Anderson (240-125) (At Arkansas: 40-27). Mike Anderson is making his first appearance in the Maui Invitational.
Leading Scorer: Alandise Harris (18.3 ppg)
Strengths: Arkansas is blessed with a lot of depth, allowing them to play the "Fastest 40 Minutes of Basketball" style. They will get up and down the court the entire game. They are constantly in your face the entire game from end-to-end. The Hogs have a balanced attack and could have a different leading scorer any game. They don't rely on one person to score.
Weaknesses: Arkansas has a problem winning games away from Bud Walton Arena. We will see if they have overcome this weakness, as this is their first game away from home this season.
Coach: Mike Montgomery (661-302) (At Cal: 113-59). Mike Montgomery is making his third appearance in the Maui Invitational (2-4).
Leading Scorer: Jabari Bird (13.5 ppg)
Strengths: The bears have four returning starters from last season, where they advanced to the NCAA tournament third round and went 21-12. Cal has a balanced scoring attack; four players averaging in double digits through their first four games.
Weaknesses: California hasn't seen a team that plays Arkansas this season. They are averaging around 10 turnovers per game and may not be able to handle the pressure Arkansas brings.
The Arkansas Women's Soccer team fell short to Duke today in penalty kicks. The game was tied 2-2 through two overtimes and the Razorbacks lost in penalty kicks, 5-3.
Duke took a 1-0 lead on Arkansas in the 36th minute. But Arkansas answered in the 67th minute on a header by Ashleigh Ellenwood. Duke answered quickly again with a goal in the 73rd minute. Just two minutes later, the Razorbacks tied the game when Ellenwood found Alexandria Fischer for goal.
The score remained 2-2 through two times, which led to penalty kicks (5-3). This was the first time the Hogs faced penalty kicks all season.
This was a historic season for the Razorbacks, as they went to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. The team picked up wins over Oklahoma State and St. John to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Razorbacks end the season at 15-8-1, a program best.
The Razorbacks Men's Basketball team will travel to Maui next week to compete in the 30th Maui Invitational in Hawaii.
Arkansas is competing in the tournament for the third time. They finished as runner-up in 1991 and in sixth place in 2005.
The Hogs will face California on Nov. 25 in the opening game in Maui. This is the second times the teams have faced each other. After the opening round, the Razorbacks will face either Minnesota or Syracuse on Nov. 26. The final day of games will be played on Nov. 27.
Arkansas will have a chance to prove themselves (that they can win away from home) during the Maui Invitational. This will be the first games this season the Hogs will play away from Bud Walton Arena. Last season, the Razorbacks only won two games away from home. One win being at neutral site and the other at Auburn.
California is coming off their fourth NCAA tournament appearance in five seasons. While Arkansas has missed out on the tournament for five straight seasons.
Baylor, Dayton, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Syracuse and host Chaminade round out the rest of the tournament.