Surging Arkansas hopes to stay focused after win

KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Published:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Following an emotional win at Kentucky, surging Arkansas had to prepare for a quick turnaround for its Saturday home game against Georgia.

The Razorbacks (19-9, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) have won six of their last seven games after Thursday night's overtime win over the 17th-ranked Wildcats. That includes winning three of four games on the road as they've recovered from a 2-6 start to conference play.

Arkansas moved up from 70th to No. 59 in the NCAA RPI numbers following the win at Kentucky, and it's hopeful of returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.

The Razorbacks have three regular-season games remaining, beginning against a Georgia (16-11, 10-5) team that has also won six of seven games.

The Bulldogs beat Arkansas in overtime in the first meeting.