Ole Miss better not let its guard down against Arkansas on Saturday. The Razorbacks (10-6, 1-3 SEC) are facing the possibility of their first 4-game losing streak in nearly a decade after dropping games to Florida, LSU and a blowout loss to Tennessee on Tuesday.
“It’s a big game from a lot of different ways,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. “It’s an opportunity for us to rebound after playing against a very, very talented Tennessee team that really took us to the woodshed. What I mean by that is they hit us early and we contributed to that, too. We played on our heels. So going back out on the road you don’t want to do that. Lessons learned for our basketball team. Against a team of that caliber and they are playing well you’ve got to play your best basketball. What I liked, I liked the fight in our guys. I thought we had some guys that in the second half they could have folded their tent but they didn’t. So I’m looking to get that fighting spirit, that kind of mindset and add execution to it and go against an Ole Miss team that’s playing well. It’s life in the SEC and you’ve got to have short term memory and get ready for the next game.”
The Razorbacks will visit Oxford with something to prove.
Ole Miss has something to prove, too, though, like that it deserves its spot in the Top 25 and a spot in all of those projected NCAA Tournament brackets. Two losses in one week would do damage to both of those.