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Arkansas and the SEC’s top offense take on No. 12 Missouri

Missouri's Xavier Pinson, right, passes the ball past Tennessee's Keon Johnson, center, during...
Missouri's Xavier Pinson, right, passes the ball past Tennessee's Keon Johnson, center, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)(L.G. Patterson | AP)
Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 6:29 PM CST
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GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 12 Missouri at Arkansas in one of two nationally televised games on CBS. The host Razorbacks (9-0, 1-0) opened conference play with a 97-85 victory at Auburn and enter with the nation’s 10th-ranked offense at 90.8 points per game.

Guards Moses Moody (16.8) and JD Notae (15.0) have led the way for Arkansas, with Notae scoring 19 of his 21 points in the second half to beat the Tigers.

Missouri (6-1, 0-1) looks to rebound from Wednesday’s 73-53 home loss to No. 7 Tennessee in a meeting of the SEC’s only ranked teams. Tigers junior guard Xavier Pinson is tied for 10th in steals with 22 and tied for 14th in SEC scoring (13.9 points). Senior guard Dru Smith is second in steals with two per contest. LSU (6-1, 1-0) visits Florida (4-1, 1-0) in the other CBS matchup.

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