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Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt: Who Do We Want To Win?


Arkansas and Vanderbilt will tip off at 7:30 in the second round of the SEC tournament tonight, with the winner advancing to face your University of Kentucky Wildcats in the 7:30 game Friday night.

Kentucky needs a win in the third round game to feel comfortable with its NCAA tournament chances, which raises the question: Which team would you rather face?

Let’s discuss…


The Case For Arkansas


The Cats were disappointed with the performance they gave in Fayetteville just two weeks ago, so they’re hungry to wash that bitter taste out of their mouths from the game they expected to win.  Archie Goodwin would love a second chance at his home state school.

The Case Against Arkansas

Arkansas puts a lot of pressure on opposing guards with its 40 Minutes of Hell, and guard play has been Kentucky’s weakness at times throughout the season.  Even if Kentucky were to step up and handle the pressure well, the Razorbacks’ aggression would still wear the UK players down heading into a difficult Saturday afternoon game against the Missouri/Ole Miss winner.

The Case For Vanderbilt

Outside of Kedren Johnson, there aren’t any players on Vanderbilt’s roster that could cause a lot of problems for Kentucky.  He’s averaging 18 points in two games against UK this season and the Commodores will rely on him heavily.  Contain Johnson and advancing to Saturday shouldn’t be a problem.

Also, a Vanderbilt win tonight pushes Arkansas off the bubble and removes the risk of Kentucky losing two games to the Razorbacks, which would hurt UK’s tournament resume when comparing the two teams.

The Case Against Vanderbilt

Kentucky’s two wins over Vanderbilt this season were in close games, so Kevin Stallings’ squad has show it can compete with the Wildcats.  And let’s not forget, Kentucky won the two regular season games last season before the Commodores upset UK in the tournament’s championship game.


Who To Root For

Go Vanderbilt.

Let’s take our chances with that third game.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt: Who Do We Want To Win?

  1. dave
    6:06 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    if arky wins today and somehow beats us tomorrow then arky will get serious consideration over us even with lower rpi. especially if they compete with mizz/uf in title game.
    doubtful they wouldget in over us, but then so was us losing @uga.

  2. OK, I want the revenge factor for…….

    #1 and Only…Hopefully Vandy will play them tough and they go through 24 overtime periods…

  3. JKUK
    6:42 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Ok, but how well does Arkansas execute that 40 min of hell thing outside of Fayetteville? They are abysmal on the road and this will almost be a home game for us…

  4. bosshogg24
    6:53 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    No, let’s go with Arkansas! We have more reason to beat the razorbacks than we do Vandy and probably match up better!

  5. SexnNursinHomes
    7:04 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    2- I’m with you, I want revenge. Nothing more. I want to drink their blood from a see-thru cup.

  6. But somebody ALWAYS gets well playing against the CATS! Not a slam it’s the truth….even happened to us last year. Bottom line to either….we cannot lose to them reguardless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go CATS!!!!!!!!!

  7. GO NOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Mention I didn’t want Uvel to win?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Wildcatsteeler
    7:41 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    I want Arkansas without a doubt. I want revenge and this will be a better test for UK. And a better quality win should we lose the next game. This is an easy one. Arkansas.

  9. UK Freshmen
    7:55 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Anybody that can beat UK is fine with me…

  10. Schweddy Blue Balls
    10:05 pm March 14, 2013 Permalink

    Vandy wins. Bring on the Commode Doors!!