Hogs add two non­con­fer­ence games

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SCOREBOARD - — Matt Jones

The Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayetteville has added bas­ket­ball games against Troy and Cal­i­for­nia State-Bak­ers­field for the 201718 sea­son.

The Ra­zor­backs are sched­uled to play Troy on Dec. 16 at Ver­i­zon Arena in North Lit­tle Rock, and host CSU Bak­ers­field on Dec. 27 at Wal­ton Arena in Fayetteville. Start­ing times have not been de­ter­mined.

Troy was 22-15 last sea­son and ad­vanced to the NCAA Tour­na­ment af­ter win­ning the Sun Belt Con­fer­ence Tour­na­ment. The Tro­jans lost to Duke in the first round of the NCAA East Re­gional.

CSU Bak­ers­field won the WAC reg­u­lar sea­son cham­pi­onship last sea­son with a 25-10 record, but loses three of four play­ers who av­er­aged 10 points or more. The Road­run­ners were up­set by New Mex­ico State in the WAC Tour­na­ment, but ad­vanced to the fi­nal four round of the NIT with post­sea­son vic­to­ries over Cal­i­for­nia, Colorado State and Texas-Ar­ling­ton be­fore a loss to Ge­or­gia Tech at Madi­son Square Gar­den in New York.

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