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Preview and Gamethread: Oh God Please Don’t Be The Team That Loses to Vanderbilt

Time for Arkansas’ final true road game.

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

TV: SEC Network

Line: Arkansas -1.5

Location: Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt hasn’t won an SEC game this year, they haven’t even won a game in 2019. Including a much closer than needed game in Fayetteville, Vanderbilt is on a 17-game losing streak and this game against the Hogs is their best shot at a win with a road game at LSU in their regular season finale.

So just don’t be the team that loses to the Commodores please.

In addition to that, the significance of this game for the Hogs is to put themselves in a position to avoid playing on the first day of the SEC Tournament. Because of Texas A&M’s loss to South Carolina, a win would guarantee the Hogs are in at least the 10th spot in the SEC Tournament.

Arkansas has the tiebreaker over the Aggies due to their win over LSU. After the head-to-head, which the two teams split, the next tiebreaker is the win-loss record against the top team in the conference (and all the way down through the standings).

So win a road game against the bottom of the conference and you earn a spot in the second day of the SEC Tourney. Simple enough.