The Razorback mens basketball team has a free weekend this week as Texas A&M had to postpone the match up do to Covid-19 related issues. The make up date for this game has yet to been made. This is a good thing for Arkansas in my opinion, we had a couple of banged up players from when we played Miss State this past Tuesday. Great time to get those guys back to 100% and prepare for Kentucky, who we play on the 9th.
Kentucky has had a record-low season so far. They started off 2-6 after dropping upset games to Richmond and Georgia Tech. It was Kentucky's worst start in years. Their best player is BJ Boston, who was a five star recruit out of Sierra Canyon High School. He is very hard to guard, and Arkansas will most likely have to put our best defender on him. That defender in my opinion would be Jalen Tate. Jalen Tate's on-ball defense is one of the best in the league. He averages 1.5 steals per game on the year. If we want to contain Boston, we are going to have to put Tate on him.
My prediction: Arkansas 76, Kentucky 71