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Hogs' focus shifts to key home date with Bulldogs

FAYETTEVILLE — One thing was evident in Arkansas coach Eric Musselman’s opening statement at his Thursday press conference previewing the Razorbacks’ noon game against Mississippi State on Saturday.

He is happy to be home.

Following a pair of subpar outings at Missouri and Tennessee earlier this week, focus has shifted to preparing for an important SEC showdown with the Bulldogs, which won the first teams’ meeting 77-70 in Starkville, Miss.

“Assuming we’re going to have a great crowd,” he said. “The last few home games certainly have been entertaining through 40 minutes, although we’d like a different outcome, for sure.