The Kentucky Wildcats hit the floor tonight to face off against the Arkansas Razorbacks as the Wildcats look for their first win since Jan. 23.
The Wildcats come in reeling, losing six of their last seven games, as they face off against a Razorbacks squad that pulled off nine consecutive wins to start the season but are 6-4 in SEC play.
The Razorbacks average nearly 83 points per game on the season, good for 17th nationally, and rebound the ball well, averaging 41.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 13th nationally.
Eric Musselman’s team is led by freshman guard Moses Moody, who is averaging more than 16 points per game while shooting 45 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three. In three conference games, he’s scored more than 20 points.
Overall, the Razorbacks have five players averaging double figures in scoring per game and have a knack for creating turnovers on defense, averaging more than eight steals per game as a team.
On paper, this doesn’t seem like a great matchup for the Wildcats against a team that has the ability to score the ball and create turnovers, so the Cats will need to come out strong defensively while finding some offensive rhythm themselves, which will mean taking care of the ball and eliminating turnovers that can lead to easy transition baskets.
As Kentucky looks to position themselves for the SEC Tournament, defeating Arkansas would be a good start. Kentucky and Arkansas will tip off at 7 p.m. ET tonight.
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Dont claim to be an X's and O's savant, but this is BEAUITFUL offensive basketball from Gonzaga.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) February 9, 2021
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