FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas suffered its most lopsided loss of the season Tuesday, falling 86-63 to Kentucky in a forgettable national television appearance.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas suffered its most lopsided loss of the season Tuesday, falling 86-63 to Kentucky in a forgettable national television appearance.

But minutes after the game ended, Arkansas forward Marvell Waithe said the Razorbacks began to brush off the embarrassment. And for good reason. Arkansas had no time to wallow in disappointment with another ranked opponent — No. 19 coaches-ranked Michigan — up next.

“As soon as we got in (the locker room), everybody said we’re better than this,” Waithe said. “We’re not who we showed we were (Tuesday night). So everybody knows and I think we’re going to go into Michigan with confidence, especially playing in Bud Walton.”

Arkansas (13-5) gets another chance to make an impression on national television against the Wolverines (15-4), playing a rare late-January nonconference game in Bud Walton Arena at 1 p.m.

The matchup, which was set up in the offseason by CBS to be televised by the network, will be the Razorbacks’ second straight against a ranked team and another test to Arkansas’ perfect home record (13-0).

It’s also the first time a Big Ten team has played in Bud Walton Arena. Michigan was the last Big Ten team to play in Fayetteville, losing to Arkansas 83-72 in Barnhill Arena to open the 1981-82 season.

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said it was obvious his young team was outmanned on the road at Kentucky earlier this week. But he’s confident they’ll be much better equipped to battle with Michigan at home today.

“I think they’re ready to move on,” Anderson said before Thursday’s practice. “I think they are, I’m sure, hurt. I’m sure they’ve heard about it. Now they’re ready to get back on the court and hopefully have a chance to go out and play some good basketball, hopefully a lot better than we did the other night.

“I feel our guys will be ready to play.”

The last two meetings between the teams came in high-profile postseason games.

The Razorbacks beat Michigan 76-68 in the 1994 NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight in Dallas, advancing to the Final Four before eventually winning the program’s national championship. Michigan beat Arkansas 77-62 in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals in New York City in 1997 before winning the crown.

The stakes aren’t as high this time, but guard BJ Young said it’s an important game for the Razorbacks as they try to bounce back from the Kentucky loss.

“We like the idea of playing back-to-back ranked teams,” Arkansas guard B.J. Young said. “It gives us a chance to show where we’re at and show our improvement from game to game. We’re just ready to take on this task at home and give our fans a good show.”

Winning won’t be easy. Michigan, which is led by one of the nation’s top freshmen in point guard Trey Burke (14.6 points) and talented swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. (15.4), is coming off an impressive win against Michigan State on Tuesday night. It was Michigan’s third against a ranked opponent this season, joining wins against Memphis and Wisconsin earlier this year.

The Wolverines, who are led by coach John Beilein, have thrived with a relatively small lineup that is dangerous from long range. Michigan also has caused opponents problems with a sound 1-3-1 defense.

Michigan is 0-3 in true road games this season, though, losing at Virginia, Oakland and Indiana. So the Wolverines are looking for a breakthrough today.