From - http://insider.espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/blog/_/name/ncbexperts/id/8626558/ranking-biggest-bracket-impact-games-non-conference-season-college-basketball
Joe Lunardi listed the 10 biggest "bracket impact" games of the non-conference portion of the schedule, checking in a number five:
"5. Syracuse Orange at Arkansas Razorbacks (Nov. 30, ESPN)
The Hogs get a huge opportunity in the relatively obscure Big East/SEC Challenge. The number of times a team like Syracuse goes to a place like Fayetteville is, well, just about zero. I hope Jim Boeheim doesn't suffer too many ill effects from leaving his home state so early in the season (aircraft carriers don't count)."