Arkansas and New Mexico State square off in second round of NCAA Tournament

New Mexico State Aggies (28-6, 13-4 WAC) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (26-8, 13-5 SEC)

Buffalo, New York; Saturday, 8:40 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Arkansas -6.5; over/under is 138.5

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks and New Mexico State Aggies square off in the NCAA Tournament second round.

The Razorbacks’ record in SEC play is 13-5. Arkansas ranks ninth in the SEC in team defense, giving up 68.6 points while holding opponents to 41.2% shooting.

The Aggies’ record in WAC action is 13-4. New Mexico State averages 71.1 points while outscoring opponents by 8.0 points per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: JD Notae is averaging 18.4 points, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals for the Razorbacks. Stanley Umude is averaging 10.5 points over the last 10 games for Arkansas.

Teddy Allen is averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Aggies. Jabari Rice is averaging 9.3 points over the last 10 games for New Mexico State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Razorbacks: 7-3, averaging 72.8 points, 33.4 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 6.0 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.8 points per game.

Aggies: 7-3, averaging 69.5 points, 30.6 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 4.9 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 60.1 points.

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