This year, at least, NIT not such a bad thing

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 4:23 a.m.

Arkansas players sit on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Arkansas fell from No. 59 to No. 73 in the RPI after losing to South Carolina on Thursday, and by Saturday morning the Hogs had slipped to No. 75.

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