ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS 13-4 (2-1)
JANUARY 17, 2012
RUPP ARENA – LEXINGTON, KY
TV – ESPN
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LAST FIVE MEETINGS
2/23/2011: Arkansas 77 KENTUCKY 76 OT
1/23/2010: KENTUCKY 101 Arkansas 70
2/14/2009: KENTUCKY 79 Arkansas 63
2/23/2008: KENTUCKY 63 Arkansas 58
2/3/2007: KENTUCKY 82 Arkansas 74
Last year’s game against Arkansas was the turning point of the season. The loss to 16-10 Arkansas dropped Kentucky to 1-6 on the road in the SEC and was without a doubt the low point of the UK season. Out of that, Kentucky won 10 games in a row and did not lose again until the Final Four. This year could be a similar catharsis for the Wildcats. Kentucky is 3-0 in the season but have played sluggish and down to the level of their competition for the past several games. A team like Arkansas is going to test them and make them pay for a sluggish start. Simply put, Kentucky needs to play better or they could be looking at their first home “L” of the John Calipari era. And it needs to start now.
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