Arkansas Basketball: 3 storylines to follow in Hogs match-up vs Hofstra

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The No. 24 Arkansas Basketball team (9-1) is hosting Hofstra (6-5) for the first time since the two teams clashed back in the 1970s.

The Razorbacks are playing their second consecutive game at a neutral site, this time in North Little Rock, Ark. at Simmons Bank Arena.

Here’s what you need to know going into the game against the Hofstra Pride, hailing from the Colonial Conference.

Big Trouble in Little Rock?

Winning hasn’t come easy for the Razorbacks in North Little Rock, which is just across the river from the state capitol building. The Hogs have a 12-9 all-time record in North Little Rock, according to stats and information from the Razorbacks.

The shaky record in NLR should give fans a bit of pause before assuming the Hogs will run away with a win in this game.

Hofstra has won five of their last six games and are averaging a whopping 86.3 points per game during that streak. Earlier in the season, Hofstra pushed then-ranked No. 15 Houston to overtime, losing to them by just eight points and lost to then-ranked No. 20 Maryland by just two points.

Despite winning four consecutive games in NLR, the Razorbacks are coming off their first bit of adversity this season. How will Head Coach Eric Musselman and the team respond to a really solid Hofstra team?