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.