The two teams are now scheduled to play a pair of 7-inning games Saturday, with the first game set for a 12:05 p.m. at Baum Stadium. Both games will be televised by Cox Sports TV.
The game could have started as late as 10 p.m. Friday night with no curfew for the finish, but with rain still forecast for later in the night, coaches decided to play it safe.
"There was a lot of thought to waiting (out the storm), but I don't think anyone wanted to wait until 10," Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. "Our thinking is, let's say we wait until 9 o'clock to make a decision and then the decision is it's still raining and we can't get the field ready by 10. Then we've kept the kids here all this time and will have to turn around and be ready at 8 tomorrow morning."
The Rebels beat the No. 18 Razorbacks 2-1 Thursday night in the series opener.
"We would rather play tonight, but what do you do?," Van Horn said. "We've been battling weather the last six weeks, it seems.
"Are 7-inning games real baseball? I don't know. It's the end of the year and who knows what will happen? It's just the way it is. It's the rules."