Sunday, February 24, 2008

No Clever Headline

The frustration with Kentucky continues. Another year, another loss to the Big Blue and I can't blame Kentucky native John Pelphrey for anything. It was right there!

The Hogs battled back from a five point halftime deficit to lead 53-50 with three and a half minutes remaining. Sonny Weems came up huge in the second half, but unfortunately no else did. On the other side of things, Ketucky's Crawford and Bradley scored the last 48 points (well, maybe it was only 15 but it felt like 48), and Bradley's fall away jumper from about 8 feet over Gary Ervin was the shot of the game.

This group of Razorback seniors will never feel what its like to beat Big Blue unless we happen to meet in the SEC tourney. Even more importantly, Arkansas did nothing to help solidify a NCAA spot as they fall to 18-8 and 7-5 in conference. With four regular season games remaining (two at home), the Hogs have a chance to win all four, but could just as easily lose three or four if they don't bring their A game. On the flip side, Kentucky is making a hell of a run back into bubble contention as they are now easily the second best team in the east (which makes the Vandy blowout all the much more of a head-scratcher), and arguably the Mildcats are the second best team in the SEC right now as much as it pains me to say that.

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