Texas A&M Basketball Hopes to Turn Around Bad Fayetteville Juju; Knock Off Arkansas

Texas A&M basketball is heading to Bud Walton Arena to try and reverse their recent fortunes against the Razorbacks.
Texas A&M Aggies guard Wade Taylor IV (4) shoots a floater as Auburn Tigers take on Texas
Texas A&M Aggies guard Wade Taylor IV (4) shoots a floater as Auburn Tigers take on Texas / Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK

Texas A&M Basketball Looks to Build on Kentucky Win, Defeat Struggling Arkansas

After a huge home win for Texas A&M basketball over Kentucky, the Aggies are hoping to continue to build momentum for their season as they travel to Fayetteville tonight to take on the Razorbacks. That win over Kentucky followed a poor stretch of play for the Maroon and White in which they lost four out of six games, including their first two conference matchups against LSU and Auburn.

A win like the one the Aggies toughed out over the Wildcats is one that can help turn a season around in a jiffy, however. Being Buzz Williams's first-ever victory over Kentucky, a win over a top-10 squad, and one that the home team got after some gritty and difficult moments with the officiating, you can see how it might spark a winning streak.

That said, though, this is a tough ask when it comes to playing the Hogs up in Fayetteville. The Aggies haven't won at Arkansas since 2019, and have a dismal record there overall. Even so, this would be a prime opportunity to reverse fortunes, as the Hogs have disappointed so far this season.

Arkansas began the season ranked even higher than the Aggies, but quickly stumbled with a loss to UNC-Greensboro. Back-to-back losses to Memphis and North Carolina preceded a big win over Duke, but a loss to Oklahoma once again brought the Hogs back to earth. They eked out a win over Lipscomb, and played ACU and UNC-Wilmington far too close. Conference play has been no kinder to the Razorbacks, as they are riding a three-game losing streak into this one, including a 32-point blowout at the hands of Auburn, a ten-point loss to lowly Georgia, and a 22-point loss at Florida which was never close.

Still, though, Bud Walton arena has been a house of horrors for the Aggies. You can bet that Musselman's talented squad will be looking to turn things around at the expense of Texas A&M basketball. Buzz Williams and company better be ready for a dogfight tonight.