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Hogs need big game from Moses to reach Final Four

Listen to the Elite Eight matchup between Arkansas and Baylor tonight (pregame at 8:15) on ESPN Arkansas 95.3 (River Valley), 96.3 (Hot Springs), 104.3 (Harrison-Mountain Home) and 99.5 (Fayetteville)!

Who: No. 10 (No. 3 seed) Arkansas Razorbacks (25-6) vs. No. 3 (No. 1 seed) Baylor Bears (25-2)
What: Arkansas will be playing its first NCAA Elite Eight since 1995. Arkansas and Baylor are longtime Southwest Conference rivals. The series dates back to Arkansas’ first season of basketball (1923-24). This will be the 144th all-time meeting and Arkansas owns a 96-47 advantage.
When: Monday, March 29, 8:57 p.m.
Where: NCAA Elite Eight, Unity Court at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.
Television: CBS (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)
Radio: ESPN Arkansas 95.3 (River Valley), 96.3 (Hot Springs), 104.3 (Harrison-Mountain Home), 99.5 (Fayetteville) with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman.

Moses Moody was the SEC’s top freshman this year, but it’s been Davonte Davis that has stepped up to make the big plays for Arkansas at tournament time.

Oh, Moody hasn’t played horrible. He’s averaging just over 13 points a game, but Devo has made THE play when it HAD to be made … on offense and defense.

Against Baylor tonight in the Elite Eight, Moody is going to have to step things up on the offensive side. The Bears have been considered one of the top two or three teams in the country all season.

The Razorbacks probably can’t dig a double-digit hole like they have throughout the tournament and expect to climb out of it. Baylor is that good.

So is Moody, but for whatever reason it hasn’t shown up in Indianapolis.

The Hogs’ freshman trio of Moody, Davis and Jaylin Williams will be critical and all three are going to be challenged in this game … if the Hogs have a shot of staying in it.

For Moody, who likely will be gone after this season for the NBA, where he is projected as a likely lottery pick in the draft, this could be the game where his legacy is determined in the minds of fans.

They’ll always love him.

But they’ll remember this game.

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