MBB Preview: Arkansas at Mississippi State
Who: Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2, 0-0 SEC) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-3, 0-0 SEC)
What: This is SEC opener for both teams and Arkansas’ first true road game of the season.
When: Wednesday – Dec. 29 – 4:00 pm (CT)
Where: Starkville, Miss. – Humphrey Coliseum (10,575)
How (to follow):
– Video: SEC Network (Mike Morgan and Jon Sunvold)
^ Online: Watch ESPN
– Radio: Learfield Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online (Tune In)
^ Razorback Gameday App
– Sirius/XM: Sirius: 158 || XM: 191 || Online Channel: 962
– Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas opens SEC play on Wednesday (Dec. 29) at Mississippi State. Tip-off is set for 8 pm (CT) and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
- This will be the 66th all-time meeting between Arkansas and Mississippi State. The Razorbacks own a 34-31 advantage in the series. Since Arkansas joined the SEC for the 1991-92 season, Arkansas holds a 29-27 advantage.
- The series is dominated by the home team with Arkansas owning a 22-8 advantage in games played in Fayetteville and the Bulldogs owning a 22-7 advantage in games played in Starkville.
- Arkansas snapped a six-game losing streak to Miss State with a 61-45 victory over the Bulldogs last February. The win began a nine-game win streak to close the regular season and it carried over to the SEC quarterfinal.
- Dating back to last season, Arkansas has won 11 straight, SEC regular-season games.
- Beginning its 31st season in the Southeastern Conference, Arkansas is 18-12 all-time in SEC openers.
- This is the second straight year Arkansas has opened SEC play on the road. Arkansas won at Auburn to open last season and is 6-8 all-time when its first SEC game is on the road.
- Ole Miss (4-2) is Arkansas’ most common opponent to open SEC play and Miss State will match that total this year.
- Arkansas is 1-4 when opening its league schedule versus Mississippi State.
- Arkansas ranks 12th in the NCAA in free throws made and Chris Lykes ranks 10th in the NCAA in free throws made.
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