Both teams tonight are fresh off a victory — Arkansas on the road at Mississippi St., and Kentucky at home over LSU in a last-second nail-biter.
Essentials for victory
Attack the rim — It's what we do. It's who we are.
Take care of the basketball — Kentucky has had some success this season against pressure, but down in Fayetteville, the turnovers were the biggest contributing factor to the loss, if you don't count giving Michael Qualls a red carpet to the rim.
Fight for every rebound — Arkansas will surrender offensive rebounds.
Get back in transition — This must always be a focus for Kentucky this season.
Defend with passion — No more soft defense.
Kentucky has all the advantages they need to win this game, but Arkansas has all the motivation they need to deny it to us. If the 'Cats don't match the Hawgs intensity, this could be one tough game.