FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas entertains Mississippi State in a Southeastern Conference Western Division contest Saturday at noon in a game televised by Jefferson-Pilot Sports. Arkansas (12-7, 3-4) had its three-game winning streak snapped with Wednesday’s 84-73 loss at Ole Miss while MSU (11-7, 2-5) dropped a 60-56 decision at Auburn.
“They’re like us, I don’t think they’ve won any games on the road. After the game we played, in the first conference game of the year, I didn’t think people would go into their place and win. I also thought they would be able to win on the road with their size. We seem to make teams better. When teams play us, they get better.
“You can see teams may get on a roll this year and then go the other way for a few games. It’s tough to win on the road. The greatest thing about this season is our guys can say, even though they’ve lost four games, they’re only one game out of first place in the loss column. Teams with five losses, and even LSU at 1-6, are still in it. I think 10-6 will be pretty strong, and 11-5 or 12-4 will win the overall championship.
“Our key is to win at home and stay in the race.”