February 7, 2009

Arkansas Preview

A lot has changed since Arkansas and Mississippi State opened up the Southeastern Conference slate against one another on Jan. 10.

The Razorbacks were one of the hottest teams in the country at 12-1 and had won 10 straight but the Bulldogs went into Bud Walton Arena and came away with a 70-56 win. Things have gone down hill for the Hogs ever since going 1-6 since league play began.

Arkansas leads the series 26-20 but MSU has won two straight including a 80-74 win last year in Starkville.

The Bulldogs are 15-7 overall this season and 5-2 in league play. State is averaging 73.4-points per game and shooting 45.2-percent from the floor. They are knocking down 37.7-percent from the outside and 69.9-percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are only allowing opponents to score 65.1 points but have been outrebounded by 1.1 a contest.

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