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Arkansas Razorbacks News: Assessing the Damage

How bad does a Missouri loss hurt your tournament chances?

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend’s loss to Missouri was about as bad of a loss the Hogs have had in the Mike Anderson era, and for it to come right off of one of the team’s most positive games of the year makes it even more deflating. So just how bad of a loss was it? The numbers make it look like the loss wasn’t as devastating as it felt. At least not on paper. Arkansas’ RPI only dropped to 36, and as this article points out the team still has a good shot at landing at 22 or 23 wins. That number is usually good enough to get you in with the RPI Arkansas has, especially as weak as the field is this year.

The Hogs get a chance to rebound against Vanderbilt, who they got a miraculous win against in Nashville a couple weeks ago. One Commodores player will be getting a homecoming tonight. Peyton Willis will be playing his first game in Arkansas since graduating from Fayetteville High School. Willis said he watched plenty of Razorback games in Bud Walton arena so getting to play against the Hogs will be a different feel.

Arkansas basketball had a bad weekend but former Hog Trey Flowers had himself a great one, making a huge impact on his way to being a Super Bowl champion. A reminder that Flowers’ recruitment to Arkansas wasn’t conventional. Not a very heavily recruited player out of Alabama, he was set to go to Georgia Tech until a late offer came from Arkansas.

The calendar has turned to February so that means baseball is just a few weeks away. One of the few bright spots from last season returning for Dave Van Horn’s squad is Luke Bonfield, who recovered from injury and a slow freshman year well. Read more about his growth leading into this season and how he plans to be a big piece of the team this year.