Arkansas vs. Iowa State men’s basketball: Game time, TV channel, radio, betting odds, and more


Iowa State and Arkansas, two teams that are incredibly similar, will duke it out in Ames during the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Thursday night.

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  • Time: 8:00 PM CT
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Stream: WatchESPN (requires authorized cable/satellite provider)
  • Announcers: Brent Musberger (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst)
  • Radio: Cyclone Radio Network (affiliate list)
  • Announcers: John Walters (play-by-play), Eric Heft (analyst)

NOTE: ESPNEWS will likely serve as an overflow channel if the previous game on ESPN2 — LSU at West Virginia — runs long.

Betting information

As of Wednesday night on select offshore sportsbooks, Iowa State is anywhere from a 6.5-point favorite to an 8-point favorite. Iowa State is 8-3 at the spread in their last 11 games overall and 6-2 in their last eight games against the SEC. On the flipside, Arkansas is 7-20 at the spread in their last 27 games against Big 12 foes.

Network information

This is already the third game for Iowa State on ESPN2. Both of the CBE Hall of Fame Classics were on the same network. For those that missed the CBE Classic, the game can be found next to ESPN basically everywhere.

  • DirecTV: 209
  • Dish: 144
  • AT&T U-verse: 1606 / 606 (SD)
  • Verizon FiOS: 574 / 74 (SD)
  • Mediacom (Ames/Nevada): 831 / 36 or 55-13 (SD)

With most cable and satellite providers, you can also watch the game on the WatchESPN app.

SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Four games will be a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Thursday night. The other games will be LSU at West Virginia at 6:00 PM CT on ESPN2 (which precedes Arkansas-Iowa State), Baylor at Vanderbilt at 6:00 PM CT on ESPNU and TCU at Mississippi at 8:00 PM CT on ESPNU.

Friday will have the featured doubleheader with Texas at Kentucky at 6:00 PM CT followed by Florida at Kansas at 8:00 PM CT all on ESPN.