Arkansas Razorbacks news from the staff of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Road woes continue for Arkansas
Arkansas' Michael Qualls (24) knocks the ball away from Texas A&M's Fabyon Harris during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Station, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Bryan College Station Eagle, Stuart Villanueva)
Arkansas' Southeastern Conference road woes continued Wednesday night.
The Razorbacks fell 69-53 at Texas A&M in the SEC opener for both teams. Arkansas fell to 2-18 in road games under third-year head coach Mike Anderson.
Since 2008, the Razorbacks are 9-53 in true road games. Arkansas has lost 11 of its last 12 SEC road openers, including six straight.
Offensive struggles have been a theme in the Razorbacks' most recent struggles away from home. Arkansas averaged 75 points per home SEC home game last season, but only 59 points per road game.
The Razorbacks' 53 points Wednesday night were a season-low and the first time the team scored fewer than 72 points in a game this year. Arkansas hit only 21 of 58 field goal attempts in the loss, including 4 of 19 3-point attempts. The Razorbacks were 7 of 14 at the free throw line.
Arkansas returns to the court Saturday with a home game against No. 10 Florida. The Razorbacks have won 23 straight games at Bud Walton Arena.