Across the board, teams on the bubble this season are just simply not doing themselves any favors.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are not the only ones to take in this type of scenario, but let’s dive into things anyway. After winning five of six from early-to-mid February, Arkansas appeared destined to finish the season strong and capitalize on their late season run within the SEC. However, that just hasn’t been the case.
During the aforementioned stretch, the Razorbacks even secured a double-digit victory (at home albeit) over Florida, a huge boost to their confidence and resume. Once again however, since then things have gone south.
The Razorbacks just simply cannot win on the road and coincidentally enough, Arkansas has lost three of their past four games overall with each of those defeats being played away from home. In fact, the Razorbacks are just 1-7 in conference play on the road this season. That pretty much sums things up and their most recent slump away from home may just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
On Saturday afternoon, Arkansas will wrap up its regular season at home (thankfully) against Texas A&M. The Aggies already defeated the Razorbacks once this season, but that was a conference game on the road for Arkansas, so what else would you expect. Arkansas needs to find a way to take care of business on Saturday and exact revenge on the Aggies.
If they can garner at least some momentum heading into the SEC Tournament, maybe, just maybe, Arkansas can dance on Selection Sunday. It’s going to take some wins within the conference tournament however, and that would include the Razorbacks winning a game away from Bud Walton Arena.
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