But the Razorbacks (15-5, 3-2) must still find a way to get better on the road and will get their next chance to do that Saturday at 12:30 when they travel to face Alabama (13-7, 2-4), who has lost its last four outings.
"It's going to be a great atmosphere and I'm looking forward to seeing how our guys go in and respond," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. "It's something we haven't done... stole one on the road. That's what you've got to do. You've got to go in and play well, shoot the basketball well, you've got to defend."
The Crimson Tide were thought to be one of the better teams in the country to start the season and led by the talented trio of 6-8 senior forward JaMychal Green (13.7, 6.8), 6-6 junior small forward Tony Mitchell (13.2, 7.3) and 6-1 point guard Trevor Relaford (12.3).
"Trevor Relaford is someone I'm very familiar with when I was at Missouri, of course, we recruited him," Anderson added. "Dynamite point guard. He's playing at a high level this year, even as a sophomore leading that team."
Arkansas downed Auburn 56-53 on Wednesday as South Carolina was edging visiting Bama 56-54 on a lay-up by Bruce Ellington with one second left.
Alabama head coach Anthony Grant says his team is not playing inspired basketball.
"From my vantage point, we played a team in South Carolina tonight that played inspired basketball," Grant said. "They played as a team," Grant said. "We didn't. It's been an issue for us and it continues to plague us.
"We played an entitled brand of basketball and it's very frustrating as a coach," Grant said. "I have to self-evaluate what I'm doing. Winning doesn't feel like the priority it needs to be. We have to reevaluate what we're doing as a coaching staff."
The Crimson Tide have been one of the SEC's best defensive teams this season.
"They'll pressure you," Anderson said. "Their defense is, I think, one of the best defenses in the country. So, when I say all those things, that tells you it's going to be a tough chore, but it's an opportunity for our guys to go out and do something we haven't done. We've won games at home. Now the next step is to go on the road and put yourself in position to have a chance to win."
The Alabama losing streak has been against tough competition with road games at Mississippi State (56-52), at home to Vanderbilt (69-59), on the road at Kentucky (77-71) and then the loss at South Carolina.
"I just know we're going to get their best shot," Anderson said. "They'll be ready to play. You always talk about league games, sense of urgency, you hear those kind of adjectives to describe it. They'll be a sense of urgency, passion, leaving it on the floor. Hopefully that's going to be the Arkansas Razorbacks as well.
"I haven't watched them that closely, but in this league their games have been close," Anderson added. "They played Kentucky on the road and played them really well. I didn't get a chance to see the South Carolina game yet, but it was a low-scoring game.
" In this league, when you get going that direction, it's easy to slide off because teams are very good at home," Anderson continued. "And again, Vanderbilt's a very good team. They were in the Top 10, I think, at some point in time early in the year."
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Anderson does not expect to have senior forward Marvell Waithe able to play on Saturday, but he will make the trip.
"Right now it is doubtful that he will play," Anderson said.
Anderson also confirmed that former Fayetteville High star and Oklahoma State transfer Fred Gulley will be joining the team and paying his own way.