As previously reported, David Patrickís Arkansas raced out to a 22-point lead in the first half and held on in the second to defeat Abilene Christian, 85-72, at Bud Walton Arena.
Arkansas played without head coach Eric Musselman, who was absent due to COVID-19 close contact tracing protocols. Associate head coach Patrick served as head coach in the win.
This was the first meeting between Arkansas and Abilene Christian. However, acting head coach Patrick faced them when he was the head coach of UC Riverside on Nov. 24, 2018. Patrick lost that game 60-48 in Pacificís Thanksgiving Tiger Tournament (Stockton, Calif.).