25 years ago, Arkansas and Tennessee were in reverse.
That Razorback team was one of the top teams in the country and the Vols were a struggling, young unit under embattled coach Wade Houston (father of former New York Knick Allan Houston).
But on a late January night in Knoxville, the Vols almost pulled off an upset, with Arkansas winning 65-64.
Tennessee trailed by four at halftime but led late thanks to the outside shooting of Cortez Barnes and LaMarcus Golden. The two combined to hit 7 3-pointers.
Arkansas survived a quiet night from Corliss Williamson and Scotty Thurman, as the two only managed 16 points together. Williamson was 1 of 5 from the line and Thurman was 0 for 2.
Corey Beck’s 15 and Davor Rimac’s 12 were the difference. Nolan experimented with the lineup as Clint McDaniel missed the game and Rimac took his place.
Darnell Robinson started in place of Dwight Stewart. The win got them back into a tie for first place in the SEC West and they welcomed Vanderbilt to town the following Tuesday in the Bud.
Here’s WARMACHINE2013’s recap: