Thursday, January 31, 2008
Hogs Handle Dogs, Bring On the Gators
The Razorbacks have played like a potential SEC champion the last two games in winning at LSU (who sucks, but still it's a road win) and last night's 20 point bouncing of Mississippi State. Despite an ugly start that saw the score only 3-0 in the Hogs favor at the first official timeout, the Hogs were up 15 at the half. The Hogs survived an early second half scare but were never truly threatened in this 20 point blowout of Western Division-leading Mississippi State.
Weems and Beverley are starting to realize that they are going to have to be agressive on the offensive end and score if this Razorback team is going to take it to the next level. Last night was a prime example as Weems went for 22 points while taking 17 shots and Beverley added 19 while taking 16 shots. Beverley also had 10 more rebounds. This is really how it has to be for the Razorbacks to be able to make a run into the NCAA Tournament in March. Beverley and Weems should each be taking at least 12-15 shots every game. If most of those shots are decent looks, then the Hogs should be able to get 15-20 from each every game, and the Razorbacks will be tough to beat if that happens.
Up next: the Florida Gators on Saturday afternoon
Posted by KK at 7:20 AM