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These Hogs just do not quit. Yet again, Arkansas found itself down by 10+ on the road. This time against Ole Miss who suffered a loss to Texas A&M earlier this week. Ole Miss had an 11 point lead with just over 14 minutes to go after leading by 6 at halftime, but the Hogs just wouldn’t quit.

The resiliency of this team is something we haven’t seen in some time in Fayetteville. Over the years, there have been plenty of times when Arkansas would get hit in the mouth and just lay down. Arkansas is now 13-2 on the season. That is not something I expected. Personally, I had the Hogs at 11-4 so far. 14-2 is likely heading into the sold out Kentucky a week from today on January 18.

What Went Right 

Isaiah Joe
Joe was outstanding tonight. 34 points on 7 made threes to go with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, steals, and 2 blocks. 

Defense Creating Offense
Arkansas did what Arkansas does and that’s force turnovers. Tonight, they forced 16 turnovers that resulted in 21 points.

Free Throws Down The Stretch
Arkansas shot 14 for 14 in the 2nd half.

War Machine’s Highlight Video

What Went Wrong

32 minutes
Arkansas did not look good for the majority of this game. There are plenty of teams left on this schedule that the Hogs cannot afford to play the way they did for most of the game.

Sluggish offense
Ole Miss can play some defense. They are a team full of guards just like Arkansas. That caused issues for the Hogs in the half-court offense.

What Now

The Hogs are back at home to play against Vanderbilt on Wednesday at 7:30pm

 

Around The SEC Scoreboard (January 11)

Georgia 60 @ Auburn 82
The Tigers keep on rolling and a home rout of Georgia. Auburn is still 1 of 2 unbeatens in college basketball.

 Mississippi State 59 @ LSU 60
LSU moves to 3-0 in SEC play after Skylar Mays buzzer beater at the end of regulation.

Florida 78 @ Missouri 91
This is by far the surprise score of the day. Missouri shot 32 of 52 for the game! Florida with another let down.

Texas A&M 69 @ Vanderbilt 50
Vanderbilt announced just before game time SEC leading scorer Aaron Nesmith has a stress fracture in his foot. As a result, Texas A&M dominated from beginning to end.

Alabama 67 @ Kentucky 76
Alabama continues to look much better than they did in November, but come up just short in Rupp Arena against the Wildcats.

South Carolina 55 @ Tennessee 56
Tennessee sneaks by USCe to move to 2-1 in SEC play.

Ben Brandon
Like many in our state, I didn't have a choice in who my favorite team would be growing up. I was raised on Razorback. I remember watching the early season games on ARSN or conference games on JP Sports. My first favorite players were Brandon Dean and Joe Johnson. Great memories. I never thought years ago I would be writing about Arkansas Basketball. I don't have a journalism background or anything like that. When given the opportunity, I wanted to challenge myself with something new and it has been a blast!