- Stand tall at the perimeter. Arkansas didn't get many open looks behind the three-point line against Clemson and made just six of their 21 attempts - a far cry from their normal 39% success rate.
- Go straight up on defense. The Razorbacks are taking an average of more than 24 free throws per game in their victories this season. In losses, that number drops to 15.5 including a 12 FT showing in 45 minutes of play against the Tigers. Keeping Arkansas from scoring from the line will eliminate an avenue through which they score more than 16 points per game.
- Utilize depth. Clemson won in overtime despite playing all of their starters at least 33 minutes and getting just one field goal from their bench. That's not a problem that Vanderbilt will have with guys like Luke Kornet, Wade Baldwin IV, and Matthew Fisher-Davis leading the second unit.
Vanderbilt needs a top 25 win to prove their value to any postseason selection committee. Beating the Razorbacks in Fayetteville would fit that bill nicely. They'll need one of their young players to step up like a veteran to get there.