Iowa State men’s basketball: Top five non-conference games

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Mar 13, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks forward Bobby Portis (10) forces a turnover by South Carolina Gamecocks guard Brenton Williams (1) during the first half in the second round of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2. Arkansas Razorbacks

The most exciting game on tap for this non-conference season must be Arkansas.  This promises to be a high scoring affair as both teams scored over 80 points per game and shot 36% from three-point range last season.  The Razorbacks return two of their top three scorers in Rashad Madden and Michael Qualls.  They are also joined by former Texas Tech shooter, Dusty Hannahs.  With a relative lack of high-profile games to start the year (there isn’t anyone with the wow-factor that Michigan had last year), Arkansas looms as the biggest test for the new squad.