Tubby Smith was quoted in a story I read today about being open to playing regional teams again at Memphis. Of course, Josh Pastner wouldn’t schedule regional teams like Tennessee and Arkansas in his final years there.
Tubby said he and Rick Barnes are good friends and have discussed the possibility of Memphis and Tennessee playing again. He wasn’t directly quoted on Arkansas, but he and Mike Anderson have a great friendship, and it would not surprise me if that game is discussed.
I think we’d all like to see regional teams like Memphis and Tulsa back on the schedule. I won’t hold my breath on Tulsa as long as Frank Haith is there.