Thursday, February 21, 2008

En Fuego!

To borrow loosely from Dan Patrick, the Razorbacks were en fuego (on fire for you non-spanish speaking readers) last night in Bud Walton Arena (particularly in the first half). The Hogs ended up shooting 52% from the floor (48% from three point range) while knocking down 11 three pointers (nine of 13 from behind the three-point arc in the first half) en route to a 87-61 thumping of LSU. The Hogs led 51-28 at the half and had it on cruise control the second half. Ervin, Weems, Townes, and Welsh were all in double figures. Patrick Beverley led the Hogs in rebounding with nine.

(When Welsh is balling and knocking down 3 of 5 three-pointers, then you know the Hogs are in for a good night)

Gary Ervin made his return to the starting lineup for the first time since the third game of the season and led the Hogs in scoring with 17. Arkansas is now 18-7 and 7-4 in the SEC West, one game behind Mississippi State who lost last night at Ole Miss.

Coach Pelphrey gets set for a return visit to his alma mater as the Razorbacks are in Lexington, Kentucky, for a Saturday afternoon game with the Mildcats.

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