This is one of those games that Arkansas has been waiting for, a chance at a real opportunity to beat their SEC rival Wildcats, the thing to remember about this game is that the Razorbacks have not beaten Kentucky in their last 12 seasons, this could be a game changer for Arkansas if they are able to pull this win off. The Wildcats are usually one of the courtiers top programs but this year, injuries and a difficult recruiting process as well hurt them and they are vulnerable to teams that have something to prove.
Arkansas knows this is a chance that may not come back for another 10 season´s, they need to approach this game as if it was for all the marbles, with face up hard defense and ball protection they have a chance to really stay in this game and make a run in the second half. The key factor for this team here will be ball control, they need to take the best shot available while at the same time forcing the Wildcats out of the lane.
Kentucky is in water they have not seen in years, they are so used to being one of the top teams in the Nation but with recent injuries and most of their starters leaving last season for the NBA they have found themselves in a type of rebuilding process. They are still 11-3 overall in SEC play, but this game will be a defensive nightmare because of the Razorbacks size and depth in the forward position. Kentucky comes into this game -8.5 at home and as much as Arkansas wants this game I just cannot see them getting passed the Wildcats, they just lack experience late in close games.