I got to thinking a little while ago about how Isaiah Joe said after the Ole Miss game that one of the team’s mottos is “we don’t lose at home and we don’t lose two in a row.” With Mississippi State up next on the road and Arkansas coming off a loss to Kentucky, I decided to look some things up and, well, Eric Musselman has been really good in his college coaching career after a loss.
He has lost back-to-back games in the same season just four times, and never three straight. Also:
Musselman’s record at home following a loss: 17-1
Musselman’s record on road following a loss: 10-1
Musselman’s record on neutral floor following a loss: 2-2
I understand that these numbers will have no bearing on Wednesday’s game because each game is so individual, but I found it interesting. He and his teams have usually responded well.
Note: Musselman-coached teams have lost their final game of the season three times. I did not count the first game of the following season toward his record since it was a new season/team.