That stretch inside Bud Walton Arena begins with the Razorbacks (5-3) taking on Southeastern Louisiana (5-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday and ends with Arkansas hosting Mississippi State for its SEC conference opener on Jan. 7.
"Hopefully this will allow this team to continue to build some confidence," Razorback head coach Mike Anderson. "Confidence is so important in the game of basketball, especially with a young basketball team. You don't get confidence by getting beat. You get confidence while winning."
What Anderson is looking for the most is someone to step up and provide leadership.
One player that Anderson wants to step up is junior guard Julysess Nobles, who has not played well in the past two losses.
"Right now he's not doing the things I thought he would be at this particular time," Anderson said. "He would be one of those guys we talk about, having the opportunity to play last year and played quite a bit the last two years. He would be one of those guys we could lean on sometimes with his experience."
What's the problem?
"I just don't think [Nobles] is playing to his capability," Anderson said. "I don't think he's going all-out. Sometimes you get comfortable. Guys can take things for granted and you get comfortable. I think he's maybe one of those guys that does, so who knows? He may need a jolt, some kind of a boost."
The Lions are in a stretch where they will play Arkansas, South Carolina and Texas Tech in their next trio of games.
Southeastern Louisiana is led by 6-3 senior guard Brandon Fortenberry (17.6) and 6-6, 225-pound junior forward Roosevelt Johnson (12.3).
They also have a couple of familiar faces in senior forward Mississippi State forward Elgin Bailey (6-8, 265) - best known for his fight in the stands with former teammate Renardo Sidney - and LSU transfer Daron Populist (5-10, 170).
"I'm sure having somebody that's been up in that level, they will not be intimidated," Anderson said. "I know that."