Arkansas Basketball: 3 bold predictions for must-win game vs Texas A&M

Arkansas Basketball player Chris Lykes (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports)
Arkansas Basketball player Chris Lykes (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Arkansas Basketball coach Eric Musselman
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Let’s be honest, things have not been looking good for the Arkansas basketball team as of late. The Razorbacks are losers of four of their past five games, including their first loss inside Bud Walton Arena in more than a year.

The Hogs are in must-win territory when they face the Texas A&M Aggies Jan. 8 at 12 p.m. CT on the SEC Network and they will have their hands full.

Arkansas has to dig deep and find a way to win this game and avoid going 0-3 in SEC play. If they continue this losing trend, they risk being left out of the NCAA March Madness tournament—a tournament in which they were just one win away from making it to the Final Four last year.

Here are three bold predictions for the match-up against Texas A&M.

No 1. The Razorbacks will get contributions from more than three players

Against Vanderbilt, three players scored 64 of the team’s 74 points—an unacceptable display from the rest of the team.

Chris Lykes, Devo Davis and Jaxson Robinson were all virtually non-plus in the game, leaving an unfair burder on JD Notae, Au’Diese Toney and Stanley Umude.

Lykes, who averages 12.1 points per game, will have a much better showing when the Hogs take the court against the Aggies— he only mustered one point against the Commodores.

If the Hogs want to win this game they must get more production out of their starters.