FAYETTEVILLE — Alabama beat Arkansas earlier this season thanks in part to solid performances by veteran forwards JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell.

FAYETTEVILLE — Alabama beat Arkansas earlier this season thanks in part to solid performances by veteran forwards JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell.

But Alabama’s starting frontcourt will look a lot different when the teams meet in Bud Walton Arena for the second time on Thursday night.

The status of Green and Mitchell, Alabama’s top two scorers and rebounders, remain in flux after being suspended by coach Anthony Grant for separate reasons in the past two weeks. Grant said earlier Monday he didn’t anticipate either player being available for the Arkansas game, although the Crimson Tide announced Green had been reinstated to resume practicing with the team later in the day.

It’s not known if that means he’ll play against the Razorbacks. But, either way, Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said the suspensions won’t alter his team’s preparation as the Razorbacks try to avoid losing their second game at home on Thursday night.

“We’re going to prepare for the team we played up there previously,” Anderson said. “Obviously they have some good players. With guys not being around, it gives an opportunity for other guys to really step up … They’ve held the ship together.”

Green and Mitchell have produced statistically, combining to average 27.2 points and 14.2 rebounds a game. They combined for 25 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and four steals in the 72-66 win against Arkansas on Jan. 28.

But Mitchell was suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team before Alabama’s 68-50 win against Auburn on Feb. 7. His suspension, Alabama announced Monday, will last the rest of the season.