The once-disgraced, now-beloved coach was introduced as Arkansas’ offensive coordinator at a news conference Thursday alongside the man who hired him, coach Sam Pittman.
Playing without leading scorer Tramon Mark, the Razorbacks snapped a two-game skid before a capacity crowd of 20,344 — a record at Bud Walton Arena.
Arkansas’ season is over. The Razorbacks won four games or fewer for the fifth time in the last seven years.
Keyshaun Langley scored 23 points, Mikeal Brown-Jones added 17 and UNC Greensboro stunned No. 14 Arkansas 78-72 on Friday night.
Arkansas wasn’t as sharp as it had been in its first two games, and defending the 3-pointer was once again a problem for Musselman’s squad.
Arkansas’ season went from disappointment to disaster in a hurry.
Khalif Battle scored 21 points as a substitute and Tramon Mark added 16 as No. 14 Arkansas beat Alcorn State 93-59 in an opener Monday night.
Eric Musselman is treading on ground only Hall of Famers Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson have walked at Arkansas.
Arkansas’ six-game losing streak is its longest since 2019 when the Razorbacks lost nine straight, finishing 2-10 and winless in the SEC.
The Razorbacks can’t feel great as they head into a stretch of four straight games away from Fayetteville, three of which come against ranked teams.
Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson threw for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Razorbacks to a 28-6 win over Kent State on Saturday.
Antonio Reeves scored a career-high 37 points, and No. 23 Kentucky handed Arkansas its third straight loss with an 88-79 victory on Saturday.
Arkansas stopped its slide, but it has a lot of work to do in the conference. It entered Saturday’s game tied for last in the SEC with the Rebels, LSU and Mississippi State.
No. 4 Alabama went on a 16-4 run midway through the second half and an 11-0 run late to beat No. 15 Arkansas, 84-69, on Wednesday.
Ricky Council scored 25 points and Joseph Pinion scored 13 off the bench as No. 13 Arkansas rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat No. 20 Missouri 74-68 on Wednesday night.