Arkansas faces Miss. St. to open SEC slate

 When Arkansas opens its Southeastern Conference season Thursday night at Mississippi State, the collapse of 2009 will loom over the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks won only two SEC games last season.

Arkansas was swept by Mississippi State last season, and the Razorbacks will have a challenge matching up with the Bulldogs on the perimeter. This season, Arkansas is allowing opponents to shoot 39 percent from 3-point range, the conference's worst mark. Mississippi State is shooting an SEC-best 41 percent.

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