Barnes makes a joke in an interview about playing in Little Rock, but I don't think the piggies will see the humor in it.
The problem here is, we know there are some Arkansas fans who simply won't understand that Barnes' comments are meant as a joke.
Barnes probably just assured himself that the fans in Little Rock will be rooting like crazy for Austin Peay, moreso than they would just for the underdog.
Will this effect texas' performance at all? No. They'll still win.
P.S. The Statesman link is worth reading, if only to see the look back at Nolan Richardson's experiences playing in Austin.