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Arkansas To Host Wake Forest in Hoops
That means that there are at least now five known Arkansas basketball non-conference games, including home games with Dayton (TBA) and road games at SMU (Nov. 25), Iowa State (Dec. 4) and Clemson (Dec. 7).
"That is what we want to be as a team – one that comes out the gate from the start, in the middle and finishes," Anderson told the media last month. " Our schedule is going to be such that it demands that. We have got to come out strong.
"We have the opportunity now to take the show on the road and we want to take it even more and have more success on the road," Anderson added. "That is going to be a big key for this team – being consistent."
Wake Forest was 17-16 overall and 6-12 in ACC play last season and then hired Manning, who led Tulsa to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
The Demon Deacons were the only one of the five that didn't make the NCAA or the NIT tournament last season.
These games should quieten down the criticism that was leveled at Anderson for last season's non-conference schedule.
"The funny thing about it is, is that some of those questions were answered on how they finished – SMU, Clemson," Anderson said. "Those were answered and then of course in our league.
"Now the challenge as you move up the next level is you get a chance to play some teams return games that will be good – Clemson, Iowa State in the Big 12/SEC Challenge and that's going to be a big game, got Dayton on our schedule now and we are finalizing and trying to get some things finished up here,” Anderson added.
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