The Arkansas Razorbacks are expected to meet the Louisville Cardinals in the opening round of the prestigious 2022 Maui Gym Maui Invitational, according to CBS Sports college basketball analyst Matt Norlander. An official announcement with more details is expected on Monday.
Other anticipated matchups for the eight-team event Nov. 21-23 at the historic Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui include Texas Tech vs. Creighton, Ohio State vs. San Diego State and Arizona vs. Cincinnati.
Arkansas is 3-4 all-time against Louisville. The record includes a 2-2 mark in NCAA Tournament games. The last meeting between the programs was a 96-66 Louisville victory at the St. Louis (Mo.) Hall of Fame in the 2009-2010 season. The Razorbacks’ 100-83 road victory over the Cardinals in 1997.
The program’s impressive collection includes 237 NCAA Tournament appearances, 36 Final Four appearances, 8 NCAA Tournament titles and one AP Coach of the Year win. Arkansas, Cincinnati, Louisville and Ohio State rank among the top-35 winningest schools all-time. This is Arkansas’ fourth at the Maui Invitational. The Razorbacks’ previous trips came in the 1991-92, 2005-06 and 2013-14 seasons.
Eight of Arkansas’ 13 non-conference games are now known for the upcoming 2022-23 campaign with high expectations in Fayetteville. Check out how the challenger board is shaping up so far:
Nov. 7 – North Dakota State (home) Nov. 21 – Maui Invitational (Louisville) Nov. 22 – Oklahoma (BOK Center | Tulsa, Okla.) Dec. 21 – UNC-Asheville (home) Jan. 28 – @ Baylor (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)
While times and dates will be released in the future, Arkansas knows its SEC opponents for the 2022-23 season. The Razorbacks will face five league opponents, home and away. Arkansas fans will be happy to see John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats as well as the likes of Alabama, LSU, Missouri and Texas A&M.
The Hogs’ home-only homestand at Bud Walton Arena will see Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss hit the road with Arkansas at Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt for one-game matchups.
Arkansas will welcome 11 newcomers to the fold in 2022-23, including the nation’s No. 2-ranked incoming freshman class, according to 247Sports, led by five-star trio Nick Smith, Anthony Black and Jordan Walsh. The Hogs added five transfers, led by former Missouri forward Trevon Brazile and Wichita State wing Ricky Council IV.
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