The No. 23 Kentucky Wildcats look to redeem themselves after a heartbreaking loss to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday. The Wildcats travel to Fayetteville to face the Arkansas Razorbacks in an SEC rivalry game. Both teams are 3-2 in the SEC, but Arkansas is looking to extend their three game win streak against the Wildcats at home.
Jamal Murray: Make winning plays is how we're gonna win games…Stay locked in.Have to focus. How much do we want it pic.twitter.com/VCtBak8ETU
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 20, 2016
The Kentucky Wildcats (13-4, 3-2 SEC) were previously ranked No. 14 and fell to No. 23 after losing to unranked Auburn. Both of Kentucky’s SEC losses have come on the road (LSU, Auburn). Kentucky Coach John Calipari says the Wildcats need to improve on winning time, consistency of play, and toughness in order to win games. Guard Jamal Murray leads the Wildcats in scoring with 302 points this season.
The Razorbacks (9-8, 3-2 SEC) last beat an AP Top 25 team at home on January 14, 2014th, shocking then No. 13 Kentucky 87-85 in OT. Guards Anthlon Bell and Dusty Hannahs are the top three-point shooting tandem in the SEC, combining to make 99 three pointers on the year and shoot 47-percent from long range. Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson says he is confident in his team and is ready to protect their home court in conference play.
The teams meet at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 7:00 p.m. tonight.