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Razorbacks looking for season sweep of Missouri in Bud Walton

Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman called the Razorbacks’ last two games “the best 80 minutes of basketball we have played.”

He was referencing the 71-67 loss at Mississippi State last Saturday, and Tuesday night’s 78-71 victory at Texas A&M.

The Razorbacks (13-13, 4-9 SEC) battled both teams down the wire, falling in the final minute against the Bulldogs, but hanging on to topple the Aggies, which gave the Hogs the season sweep. They defeated A&M, 78-77, in Fayetteville on Jan. 16, on a Tramon Mark buzzer-beater.

The Razorbacks can complete a another season sweep on Saturday, as the struggling Missouri Tigers come to town. Arkansas already downed Mizzou in Columbia, 91-84, on Jan. 31.

The Tigers (8-18, 0-13 SEC) remain the only winless team in the conference, but did nearly pull a major upset Tuesday night, narrowly falling to No. 5 Tennessee, 72-67.

Arkansas enters the contest as a 4.5-point favorite, according to the Vegas odds, and is given a 68 percent chance to win, by ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.

In 61 previous matchups between the two schools, Arkansas leads the all-time series, 34-27, and is 15-9 since the Tigers joined the SEC in 2012. The Razorbacks are also 7-2 in the last nine overall meetings between the two.

The game will tip off at 11 a.m. inside Bud Walton Arena and will air live on ESPN2.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire