UALR-Florida Atlantic to be televised by ESPN2
UALR-Florida Atlantic was chosen over Troy-Western Kentucky, Denver-Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State-North Texas and Louisiana-Monroe vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.
Florida Atlantic has been one of the most impressive Sun Belt teams in non-conference play and opened Sun Belt Conference play with road victories over Troy and Louisiana-Monroe in December. UALR also performed well in non-conference play, but dropped its Sun Belt opener to preseason favorite North Texas on Thursday.
UALR has not fared well in recent appearances on ESPN-televised games.
The Trojans did beat Louisiana-Lafayette in the final game before leaving Alltel Arena on ESPN2. But they’ve gone 0-for since then. UALR lost on ESPN2 in the second round of a tournament at Texas Tech, lost on ESPN to Tulsa as part of ESPN’s 24 Hours of Basketball and lost at South Alabama.
The UALR-Florida Atlantic women’s game was originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Central on Jan. 22. It will now be played after the men’s game.
Here's the release from the Sun Belt.