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Arkansas Basketball to Host West Virginia in SEC-Big 12 Challenge

by killyp

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Authored by Sydney Fields

Arkansas basketball is looking for its sixth win in a row as it hosts West Virginia this weekend in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks are sitting at 15-5 (5-3 SEC) after holding four of their last five opponents to less than 60 points.

On Wednesday night, head coach Musselman earned his 60th SEC win as Arkansas topped Ole Miss, 64-55. JD Notae put up 25 points and five assists in the win. Jaylin Williams added 18 points and eight rebounds. Trey Wade filed up the box score with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Arkansas has held its opponents under 40% shooting in each of the last five games. It marks the first time that Arkansas has accomplished that feat since joining the SEC.

The season started off strong for the Hogs with nine straight non-conference wins. After losing to Oklahoma and Hofstra, things got a little rocky as they racked up three straight SEC losses.

Since beating Missouri by 44 points on Jan. 12, the Razorbacks have shown no sign of slowing down as they head into the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. After many tweaks to the starting lineup, the Razorbacks seem to have found their groove and really playing well.

West Virginia is 13-6 and averaging 68.4 points per game. The Mountaineers are currently on a 4-game losing streak with losses to Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Kansas.

Coach Musselman expects Bud Walton Arena to be loud and energetic for the contest that tips at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday. Those not in attendance can watch on ESPN2

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