Arkansas forward Jaylin Williams (10) goes up for the dunk against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

MBK Preview: Arkansas Travels to Alabama

This Saturday, Alabama and Arkansas face off in Tuscaloosa. The Razorbacks have been on a winning streak since early January – but Alabama is coming off an impressive win against Ole Miss.
Here’s what you need to know for this weekend’s match.

Razorbacks on a Roll

Arkansas is 19-5 so far this season. Their last match against Auburn was an overtime victory. The team is aiming for its 10th straight win this weekend. Currently, the Razorbacks lead the Arkansas-Alabama series 23-19.

Players to watch:

Jaylin Williams

JD Notae

In a post-game presser following the win against Auburn, Notae highlighted the importance of the team’s defense:

“I feel like we just gotta keep going; keep on being gritty on the defensive end … and I think we’re gonna do great things.”

Bama Coming Back?

After a few tough losses to Auburn and Kentucky, the Crimson Tide took down Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Tide went 1-1 against the Razorbacks last season. Despite their overall season record of 15-9, ESPN has Alabama projected to win Saturday’s match.

Players to watch

Jaden Shackelford

Jahvon Quinerly

Charles Bediako

Broadcast analyst Richard Hendrix stated that he’s “totally impressed with [Bediako’s] activity” this season:

 

Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. this Saturday. Catch live coverage of the game on the SEC Network.

About Sophie Goodwin

Sophie is a telecommunications major graduating in Summer 2022. She works as a host & Edutainer at ITProTV, and as a student producer, writer, voice, & sports coordinator for ESPN Gainesville. She is also a voice actor independently for various clients on a national level.

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