Despite a season-high 19 points from senior Moses Kingsley, the Arkansas men’s basketball team (12-4, 1-3 SEC) fell 84-78 on Tuesday night to Mississippi State (11-4, 2-1 SEC) in Bud Walton Arena.
Kingsley scored five early points to push Arkansas out in front to a 9-8 lead at the first media timeout. Mississippi State later missed seven straight shots over a span of three minutes and 52 seconds, giving Arkansas the chance to go on an 11-1 run, with eight of those points by Anton Beard, as the Razorbacks took a 24-17 lead with 9:40 left in the first period.
Arkansas will face the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, Jan. 14 in Bud Walton Arena. The game is set to tip-off at 5 p.m. on SEC Network.