Auburn basketball vs. Arkansas Razorbacks scouting report, prediction

February 7, 2022

AUBURN — The wise choice was to dribble out the clock until Mississippi State realized it needed to foul.

Ahead by four, Arkansas had pulled down a defensive rebound with 37 seconds left, and the visiting Bulldogs didn’t seem to realize the urgency of fouling. They backed off and played defense. Just keep dribbling, right?

Not these Razorbacks. Not right now. Chris Lykes confidently drained a pull-up three to make it 61-54 to further ignite Bud Walton Arena, the imposing venue where No. 1 Auburn basketball faces its next test Tuesday (6 p.m., ESPN2).

The Tigers (22-1, 10-0 SEC) are winners of 19 straight. Since Arkansas (18-5, 7-3) lost its first three SEC games, it has won eight in a row. Here’s the scout.