New Mexico St. @ Arkansas
Regular Season Records: New Mexico St. 27-6; Arkansas 26-8
What to Know
The #17 Arkansas Razorbacks and the New Mexico St. Aggies are set to clash at 8:40 p.m. ET March 19 at KeyBank Center in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Things were close when Arkansas and the Vermont Catamounts clashed this past Thursday, but the Razorbacks ultimately edged out the opposition 75-71. Among those leading the charge for Arkansas was guard Stanley Umude, who had 21 points along with nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Aggies earned some more postseason success in their matchup this past Thursday. They beat the Connecticut Huskies 70-63. Guard Teddy Allen took over for New Mexico St., finishing with 37 points (a whopping 53% of their total) in addition to six boards. Allen had some trouble finding his footing against the Abilene Christian Wildcats last week, so this was a step in the right direction.
Arkansas is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Hofstra Pride Dec. 18 easily too and instead slipped up with an 89-81. In other words, don't count New Mexico St. out just yet.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8:40 p.m. ET
- Where: KeyBank Center -- Buffalo, New York
- TV: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Razorbacks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.
Injury Report for ArkansasNo Injury Information
Injury Report for New Mexico St.
- Donnie Tillman: Out (Lower Leg)
- Marsei Caston: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)