Arkansas will begin its’ 30th season in the SEC this fall. It is hard to believe that is has been that long. At Arkansas Fight, we are starting a series looking back at Arkansas basketball since entering the SEC. Each week, we will take a look at each SEC team and their history with Arkansas. We’ll dive in to the biggest games and outstanding performances. Next up is Missouri.
Arkansas All-Time Record versus Missouri: 28-25
Arkansas All-Time SEC Record versus Missouri: 9-7
Home: 17-9 Away: 10-16 Neutral: 1-0
Biggest And Best Games Of The Series
December 2, 1993 – Bud Walton Arena Opening
Missouri 68 @ #3 Arkansas 120
The opening of the Basketball Palace of Mid-America. Bud Walton Arena. The Bud. There is nothing like the place! My favorite place to be on a Saturday afternoon. The eventual National Champs couldn’t have started things off better in the building. Missouri came to town, but had no clue what was coming. Arkansas had 6 players score in double figures, shot nearly 60% from the field, and made 16 threes. The Hogs scored 75 points in the 2nd half to go on to win 120-68.
December 5, 1995
Arkansas 104 @ #11 Missouri 93
Arkansas was coming off of back to back Championship game appearances, but was looking to reload after their core had moved on. A road win over #11 Missouri was just what the doctor ordered. Arkansas forced 22 turnovers and Kareem Reid had 22 points to lead the Hogs to victory, 104-93.
November 28, 1980 – Great Alaska Shootout
#11 Missouri 73 vs. #20 Arkansas 81
The first of just 2 Top 25 matchups in the series with Missouri came in the Eddie Sutton Era at the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. Darrell Walker, Scott Hastings, and U.S. Reed combined for 56 points in the 8 point win.
January 13, 2018
Missouri 63 @ Arkansas 65
This specific game wasn’t a great one to watch. It was ugly and slow paced, but the finish was awesome! With just under a minute left, Daniel Gafford got the hoop and the harm to give Arkansas the lead. Bud Walton Arena erupted when the ball bounced on the rim a few times before falling through the net. Gafford led the Hogs that day with 16 points and 6 rebounds.
December 8, 1990 – Ending Missouri’s 34 Home Game Winning Streak
#3 Arkansas 95 @ Missouri 82
The Tigers had a 34 home game winning streak when the Hogs came to town. Todd Day and Arlyn Bowers did their part in ending the streak with 45 combined points. This game was a weird one. Missouri shot 60.3% from the field, but lost the game. Why? Arkansas shot 52.1% from the field, but made 11 threes versus just 1 made three for Missouri.
Moses Kingsley – January 12, 2016
Kingsley was dominant in this route of the Tigers. He had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals all while shooting 8 of 8 from the field.
Pat Bradley – December 7, 1996
Bradley shot 8 of 11 with 30 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Arkansas would sneak by with a 4 point road win.