The Gophers men’s basketball team will play Dec. 9 at Arkansas to finish a home-and-home series that started last season.
The Razorbacks announced Tuesday they will host Minnesota at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. Amir Coffey scored 19 points to lead the Gophers to a 85-71 win against Arkansas on Nov. 22 last year at Williams Arena.
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson finished 26-10 last season after losing to eventual NCAA champion North Carolina 72-65 in the NCAA tournament second round. The Razorbacks return six seniors from a team that finished third in the SEC, including starters Daryl Macon, Jaylen Barford and Anton Beard
The Gophers non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season will include three road trips.
They travel to play Providence in the Gavitt Tip-Off Games on Nov. 13. Richard Pitino’s team is also scheduled to play Massachusetts and Alabama in the Barclays Center Classic on Nov. 24-25 in Brooklyn.