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Razorbacks hit road for mid-week matchup with Mississippi State tonight

The Hogs will play the Bulldogs in Starkville tonight with the pregame at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home.

Who: Arkansas Razorbacks (14-3) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (11-6)
What: Arkansas’s second trip to the Magnolia State in 10 days
When: Wednesday – Jan. 21, 2020 – 6:00 pm (CT)
Where: Starkville, Miss. – Humphrey Coliseum
TV: SEC Network (Mike Morgan and Jon Sunvold) CLICK HERE to Watch ESPN/SEC Network Online
Radio: ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
Online: HitThatLine.com will have all action, starting with pregame at 5:30 p.m. HERE

FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas completes a run of playing six of 10 games on road with a road contest at Mississippi State tonight.

Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be telecast on the SEC Network.

You can also listen to the game online HERE and on radio at ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home.

Pregame starts at 5:30 p.m.

Against Mississippi State

• This will be the 63rd meeting between Arkansas and Mississippi State. The Razorbacks own a 33-29 advantage in the series, including a 28-25 since Arkansas joined the SEC in 1991-92.

• The series has been dominated by the home team as each team is 21-7 versus the other when playing at home.

• Mississippi State has won four straight (snapping a 5-game win streak by the Razorbacks).

Last season

•  Arkansas had a cold start to the second half and Mississippi State used a 23-1 run to get a 77-67 win at Bud Walton Arena.

• Arkansas, who led by six at halftime, scored the first two points of the second half on two free throws by Daniel Gafford, but the Razorbacks would ultimately miss its first 14 shots from the field. Mississippi State went from down eight to up 14 midway through the second half.

• However, Mason Jones, who tied a then career-high with 30 points, kept Arkansas within striking distance. The Bulldogs never folded and Quinndary Weatherspoon thwarted Arkansas’ final push with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put his Bulldogs up 12 with three minutes to play.

• Weatherspoon finished with 22 and was joined in double figures by Tyson Carter (18), Reggie Perry (12) and Robert Woodard II (10).

How Arkansas off-sets rebounding deficit

• While Arkansas only ranks 177th in the NCAA in defensive rebounds, they are getting a school-record 70.7 percent of available rebounds on the defensive end (25.88 defensive rebounds per game and opponents only 10.7 offensive rebounds per game).

• Mason Jones ranks 6th in the SEC in defensive rebounds per game (5.2).

• Arkansas still leads the NCAA in 3-point defense, opponents make just 23.4%.

• Arkansas is 1st in the SEC in fewest turnovers per game (12.1).

• Arkansas is 1st in the SEC in forcing the most turnovers per game (17.53).

• Arkansas is 2nd in the SEC In assist-to-turnover ratio (1.05).

Taking care of the ball in SEC play

• In SEC play, Arkansas leads the league in fewest turnover (8.8/gm) and forcing the most turnovers (15.6). The Hogs have a league-best turnover margin of +6.8. The next closest is Alabama at +2.6.

• In SEC play, Arkansas has 61 assists and a league-low 44 turnovers for an SEC-best assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.4.

Arkansas has best scoring duo-trio in SEC

Arkansas is the only team in the SEC to feature:

• Two players in the league’s top 5 for scoring for the season in Mason Jones (4th-18.2) and Isaiah Joe (5th-17.5)

• Three players in the league’s top 20 for scoring for the season with Jones, Joe and Jimmy Whitt, Jr., (11th-14.8)

Arkansas is the only team in the SEC to feature:

• Two players in the league’s top 7 for scoring in SEC play in Joe (6th-tied-17.8) and Whitt (6th-tied / 17.8)

• Three players in the league’s top 16 for scoring in SEC play with Joe (6th-t-17.8), Whitt (6th-t-17.8) and Jones (16th / 14.8)

Isaiah Joe on Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Watch List

Arkansas sophomore Isaiah Joe was named to the 2020 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today. VOTE HERE

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.

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