"They're a different team from last year, they're familiar with us we're familiar with them," head coach Mike Anderson says. It was a knock down dragout game there and I expect the same at there place."
Despite a never say die attitude, the Razorbacks held off Auburn last month in Double OT thriller at Bud Walton arena.
"We certainly got to be on the boards and match their physicality, they bring the physicality and we got to do a better job of guarding them especially at the 3 point line, they made 11 threes last game."
The biggest hurdle for the Hogs remains playing on the road, Arkansas is being outscored by nearly 10 points per game in games outside the state, and is coming off an 18 beatdown at the hands of Vanderbilt.
"I don't know if we came out as ready as we needed to be we fought hard but we just didn't play the way we know we can play," sophomore forward Hunter Mickelson says. "I think we need to play up and treat every team like its an NBA team, we jsut don't want to get embarrassed on the court," guard BJ Young added.
"We got to learn how to really finish games off more than anything we got to be consistent for 40 minutes, teams are going to come out emotionally just like we do and we got to be able to punch back," coach Anderson concludes.
Arkansas is 0-8 on the road this season, Anderson's lone road win as the Razorbacks head coach came last year against the Tigers.