The Arkansas Razorbacks will put their four-game winning streak on the line Saturday, when they head to Stillwater for a matchup with Oklahoma State as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. In the Razorbacks’ two previous games as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Arkansas is 1-1, defeating Texas Tech at home last season and falling to Iowa State on the road in 2014-15.
The Razorbacks have won 3 of their last 4 road games, and to junior guard Daryl Macon, it’s due to the team playing as one.
“I think on the road, we come together like never before,” said Macon. “We’re taught to play with poise, don’t ever let the adversity get to us.”
“We know adversity is going to come,” added senior guard Dusty Hannahs. “We talked about that, even before the Vandy game. We’re going to play hard and play with poise. Adversity is going to come and how are we going to handle it?”
Gallagher-Iba Arena only seats about 9,000, so it’s typically a tough environment for opposing teams to play in. Arkansas Head Coach Mike Anderson compares it to the Razorbacks’ former home.
“The fans are right there,” said Anderson. “It’s a tight arena. I think it’s a great place to play basketball. Their fans, they get into it… It’s a close proximity, it’s similar to Barnhill (Arena). If you can imagine Barnhill, it was very similar to that. So, it’s a home court advantage for them, no doubt.”