2001–02 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team

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2001–02 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball
Arkansas Razorbacks logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
2001–02 record 14–15 (6–10 SEC)
Head coach Nolan Richardson
Home arena Bud Walton Arena
Seasons
2001–02 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#15 Florida 10 6   .625     22 9   .710
#16 Kentucky 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
#23 Georgia 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Tennessee 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
South Carolina 6 10   .375     22 15   .595
Vanderbilt 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
West
#8 Alabama 12 4   .750     27 8   .771
#17 Mississippi State 10 6   .625     27 8   .771
Mississippi 9 7   .563     20 11   .645
LSU 6 10   .375     19 15   .559
Arkansas 6 10   .375     14 15   .483
Auburn 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
† SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001–02 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team represented the University of Arkansas in the 2001–02 college basketball season. The head coach was Nolan Richardson, serving for his 17th year. However, with two games remaining in the regular season, Richardson was fired after making some challenging remarks towards Arkansas long-time athletic director Frank Broyles. Assistant head coach Mike Anderson became the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The team played its home games in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
11/12/01*
7:00 PM, Pre-Season NIT
Maine W 63–47  1–0
Bud Walton Arena (10,107)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
11/16/01*
6:00 PM, ESPN
Wake Forest
Pre-Season NIT
L 76–71  1–1
Bud Walton Arena (17,820)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
11/18/01*
1:00 PM, ARSN
Oral Roberts W 71–57  2–1
Bud Walton Arena (12,944)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
11/28/01*
7:00 PM, ARSN
at Tulsa L 79–75  3–1
Reynolds Center (8,355)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/30/01*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Oklahoma L 69–54  3–2
Bud Walton Arena (19,419)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
12/4/01*
7:00 PM, ARSN
SW Texas State W 90–68  4–2
Bud Walton Arena (8,940)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
12/8/01*
11:00 AM, ESPN
at Illinois L 94–91  4–3
United Center (18,671)
Chicago
12/10/01*
7:00 PM, FSN
UNC Greensboro W 89–74  5–3
Bud Walton Arena (11,427)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
12/20/01*
7:00 PM, ARSN
UT-Chattanooga W 98–84  6–3
Bud Walton Arena (14,552)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
12/22/01*
1:00 PM, ARSN
No. 6 Oklahoma State L 85–76  6–4
Alltel Arena (17,021)
North Little Rock, Arkansas
12/29/01*
2:00 PM, ARSN
Elon W 96–52  7–4
Bud Walton Arena (11,149)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
1/2/02*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
at Memphis W 90–73  8–4
Pyramid Arena (20,004)
Memphis, Tennessee
1/5/02
4:00 PM, FSN
at Auburn W 83–77  9–4
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum (9,300)
Auburn, AL
1/8/02
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 22 Mississippi State W 75–64  10–4
Bud Walton Arena (18,037)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
1/13/02
12:30 PM, JP Sports
at LSU L 75–69  10–5
Maravich Assembly Center (8,369)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1/16/02
7:00 PM
South Carolina L 62–60  10–6
Bud Walton Arena (17,634)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
1/19/02
5:00 PM, FSN
Mississippi L 70–64  10–7
Bud Walton Arena (18,437)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
1/23/02
6:30 PM
at Georgia L 81–67  10–8
Stegeman Coliseum (10,323)
Athens, Georgia
1/26/02
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 4 Florida W 94–92 OT 11–8
Bud Walton Arena (19,182)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
1/30/02
7:00 PM
at No. 7 Alabama L 109–94  11–9
Coleman Coliseum (12,510)
Tuscaloosa, AL
2/2/02
12:00 PM, JP Sports
Auburn W 62–60  12–9
Bud Walton Arena (17,238)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2/9/02
12:00 PM, JP Sports
at Mississippi L 79–67  12–10
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,559)
Oxford, Mississippi
2/13/02
7:00 PM, JP Sports
at Tennessee L 64–53  12–11
Thompson–Boling Arena (14,141)
Knoxville, Tennessee
2/16/02
2:00 PM
LSU L 67–63  12–12
Bud Walton Arena (18,716)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2/20/02
7:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 5 Alabama W 67–59  13–12
Bud Walton Arena (17,478)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2/23/02
11:00 AM, CBS
at No. 12 Kentucky L 71–58  13–13
Rupp Arena (22,109)
Lexington, Kentucky
2/27/02
7:00 PM, JP Sports
at Mississippi State L 89–83  13–14
Humphrey Coliseum (6,806)
Starkville, Mississippi
3/2/02
2:00 PM
Vanderbilt W 81–67  14–14
Bud Walton Arena (7,953)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2002 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
3/7/02
2:15 PM, JP Sports
vs. Tennessee L 68–61  14–15
Georgia Dome (12,412)
Atlanta
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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