Men’s Basketball schedule: The Vulcans open the season at a tip-off challenge in Charleston (W.Va.) Nov. 12-13


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Jeff Helsel

California University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team, Nov. 2021

The California University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball program announced its schedule for the 2021-22 season on Thursday afternoon.

The schedule consists of 28 games with 22 contests mandated by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), as 16 games are versus divisional opponents and six contests are against crossover schools. The league features a balanced nine-team structure in both the Western and Eastern Divisions.

The Vulcans open the season at a tip-off challenge hosted by Charleston (W.Va.) on Nov. 12-13. Cal U will face the host Golden Eagles on the initial day before playing Glenville State after both teams advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 Mountain East Conference (MEC) Tournament.
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Cal U will play its first home game in 625 days on Nov. 16 when it hosts Franklin Pierce (N.H.), which advanced to the semifinals of the 2020 Northeast-10 (NE-10) Conference Tournament. The Vulcans then face 2021 MEC Champion Fairmont State at home on Nov. 18 before traveling to face Shippensburg, which advanced to the finals of the 2020 PSAC Championship, in non-conference play on Nov. 23.

In December, the Vulcans start PSAC Crossover play with a weekend road trip to Bloomsburg and East Stroudsburg on Dec. 3-4. Cal U returns to the Convocation Center for three games following Finals Week, starting on Dec. 15 versus Carlow. The Vulcans close out the 2021 portion of their schedule with back-to-back home games against West Chester and Millersville on Dec. 18-19.

Cal U starts 2022 with a home crossover contest against Kutztown on Jan. 2 before opening PSAC West play against 2020 PSAC Champion IUP on Jan. 5. The Vulcans then travel to face Pitt-Johnstown on Jan. 8 before playing their final crossover game of the season on Jan. 10 at Shepherd. Cal U hosts Slippery Rock on Jan. 12 before beginning a three-game road trip at Edinboro on Jan. 15. The Vulcans then play at Clarion on Jan. 19 and travel to face Mercyhurst on Jan. 22. Cal U closes the month of January with three games in a week, starting with home games versus Gannon on Jan. 24 and Seton Hill on Jan. 26 before starting the second round of divisional play on Jan. 29 by traveling to Slippery Rock.

In February, Cal U plays Pitt-Johnstown at home on Feb. 2 before having an idle Saturday. The Vulcans return to action on Feb. 9 at IUP before hosting Edinboro on Feb. 12. Cal U travels to nearby Seton Hill on Feb. 16 before playing consecutive home games against Clarion on Feb. 19 and Mercyhurst on Feb. 23. The Vulcans close the regular season with a road game against Gannon on Feb. 26.

The PSAC Tournament is slated to start on Feb. 28 with the top-six teams from each division qualifying for the event. The semifinals and finals of the tournament will hosted on March 5-6 at the top remaining seed from the Western Division.

Note, games, dates, locations and times are subject to change.



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#12/13 Arkansas Pulls Out Win Over Aggies, Close Regular Season With 11-Straight in the SEC



FAYETTEVILLE – For the second straight game, Player of the Year candidate Moses Moody tied his season high with 28 points. However, it was his blocked shot on a Texas A&M dunk attempt with the game tied and 1:49 left to play that led #12/13 Arkansas to an 87-80 victory over Texas A&M Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena.

The win closes the regular season for both programs and the Razorbacks improve to 21-5 overall, 13-4 in the SEC. The win was the 11th in a row in SEC play for the Razorbacks, the best streak in the SEC this season and ties the 1993-94 national championship team for most consecutive league wins. (The ’943-94 team also won its final 11 SEC games that season.) Texas A&M falls to 8-9 overall, 2-8 in the SEC.

Moody made a career-high five 3-pointers (5-of-8) with two assists, two steals and the crucial block.

Graduate senior Jalen Tate and freshman Davonte Davis also made key plays down the stretch to lead to the win.

Down two (71-69) with 4:58 left, Arkansas outscored the Aggies 18-9 down the stretch. However, Texas A&M was up one, 76-74, with two minutes left.  Justin Smith got an offensive rebound and put-back to tie the game. On the ensuing possession, Moody had his blocked shot. However, Arkansas, on an apparent old-fashion 3-point opportunity, had a call reversed on them after review, changing a block to a charge to give the Aggies the ball. Savion Flagg capitalized with a put-back to give his team the lead, 78-76, with 1:13 left.

Undaunted, Moody drained a 3-pointer to put his team up one, 79-78 – a lead the Hogs would not relinquish.

Texas A&M called a timeout once crossing half-court with 48 ticks left. On the inbounds play. Davis tipped the pass. Tate corralled the loose ball and tipped the ball back to Davis. Davis then threw the ball ahead for a Justin Smith dunk and a 3-point lead. A&M had a good look at 3-pointer in the right corner but missed. JD Notae came down with the rebound, was fouled and he sank both free throws for a five-point cushion.

Emanuel Miller was fouled with 14 seconds left and he made both free throws. Notae was once again fouled and made both to put the Hogs back up by five. Davis then sealed the game with a steal and a dunk.

Tate finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Davis had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Smith, who played all 40 minutes, added 11 points.

Miller and Quentin Jackson each scored 23 points for the Aggies with Miller adding 10 rebounds.

Arkansas will be the #2 seed at next week’s SEC Tournament (Nashville, Tenn.). The Razorbacks receive a double-bye and will not play until the quarterfinal round on Friday (Ma. 12) at 6 pm.

 

 



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Channel Finder: #12/13 Arkansas vs Texas A&M



Channel: SEC Network

#12/13 Arkansas hosts Texas A&M on Saturday, March 6 inside Bud Walton Arena. The game tips off at 4:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on SEC Network with Dave Neal (play-by-play) and Jon Sundvold (analyst) on the call.

How to watch online:

Click here to watch on any tablet, phone, computer, or other streaming devices.

How to listen:

Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
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Sirius/XM: XM Channel 191 – Sirius Channel 135 – Streaming Online on Channel 962



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MBB Preview: #12/13 Arkansas vs Texas A&M



Who: #12/13 Arkansas Razorbacks (20-5, 12-4 SEC) at Texas A&M (8-8, 2-7 SEC)
What: This is the regular-season finale for both programs before heading to the SEC Tournament next week.
When: Saturday – Mar. 5 – 4:00 pm (CT)
Where: Fayetteville, Ark. – Bud Walton Arena / Nolan Richardson Court
How (to follow):
TV: SEC Network (Dave Neal and Jon Sunvold)
^ Watch SEC/ESPN Online: CLICK HERE
Radio: Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online: CLICK HERE
Sirius/XM: XM Channel 191 – Sirius Channel 135 – Streaming Online on Channel 962
Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com

Arkansas Game Notes: CLICK HERE or HERE
– Texas A&M Game Notes: CLICK HERE
– SEC Standings / Stats / Notes: CLICK HERE

FAYETTEVILLE – The #12/13 Arkansas Razorbacks play their final regular-season game of the year on Saturday (Mar. 6) against the Texas A&M Aggies. Tipoff is set for 4:00 pm (CT) and the game will be televised on SEC Network.

  • This will be the 161st meeting between Arkansas and Texas A&M. The Razorbacks own a 103-57 advantage in the series and the series is tied, 38-38, in games played at A&M. The Hogs have a slight 8-6 advantage in games since A&M joined the SEC for the 2012-13 season. ­
  • Texas A&M is one of six teams that Arkansas has played over 100 times and one of three teams the Razorbacks have at least 100 wins against.
  • The Aggies are the Razorbacks’ most common opponent with 160 games played in the series. The teams met in Arkansas’ first season of basketball (1923-24) until 1990-91. The teams met once in 2010 in Dallas then the series resumed when A&M joined the SEC in 2012-13.
  • After a 28-point road win at South Carolina, Arkansas climbed seven spots to 12th —the program’s highest ever NCAA NET Rankings.
  • Arkansas has clinched a double-bye for the SEC Tournament and the #2 seed, meaning the Razorbacks will not play until the quarterfinals on Friday – Mar. 12 – at 6 pm.
  • Arkansas’ 12 wins are the most since the 2016-17 Hogs won 12 (12-6).
  • The second-place regular-season finish is the program’s best since finishing 2nd in 2014-15.
  • Arkansas has won 20 games for the second straight season and Coach Musselman has won at least 20 games in each of his six seasons as a collegiate head coach.
  • Not only was Arkansas 6-0 in the month of February, the Razorbacks tallied five Quad 1 wins in the month vs Alabama, at Missouri, vs Florida, vs LSU and at Kentucky.
  • Arkansas has won 10-straight SEC games, its best since winning 11 straight SEC games to close the 1993-94 season. Overall, Arkansas won 13 straight during that stretch with a regular-season win over Montevallo mixed in the SEC games and an SEC tourney win over Georgia. The Hogs won 11-straight Southwest Conference games in the 1990-91, 1989-90 and 1980-81 seasons. Arkansas was a perfect 16-0 in the SWC in 1976-77 as part of an 18-game overall league win streak (final SWC game of 1975-76, all 16 SWC games in 1976-77 and first two SWC games in 1977-78).

 

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