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Kentucky to Face Arkansas in SEC Men’s Basketball Showdown

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Kentucky To Face Arkansas In Sec Men's Basketball Showdown

Kentucky men’s basketball team is set to take on Arkansas in a pivotal SEC matchup at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The game, scheduled for Saturday, March 2, will be televised on CBS.

Coach Eric Musselman’s Razorbacks are coming off a tough loss to Vanderbilt at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, where they fell short with a four-point margin. The recent game against Vanderbilt dealt a blow to Arkansas’ momentum, hampering their recent progress in the conference.

Arkansas, tied with Georgia at 5-10 in the SEC, has struggled to meet preseason expectations. The Razorbacks, picked to finish third in the conference, find themselves lower in the standings than anticipated.

In recent years, Arkansas teams have traditionally found their footing in February, but this season has been challenging for the Razorbacks. Despite a few recent wins, including two consecutive victories, Arkansas has faced obstacles in terms of ball handling and perimeter shooting.

Key players to watch in the upcoming Kentucky-Arkansas matchup include Makhi Mitchell, who led Kentucky to a victory over Arkansas earlier in the season, and Reed Sheppard, who has been a standout performer for the Wildcats. Mitchell recorded a double-double in their last meeting, showcasing his versatility on the court.

Rachel Adams

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