Sunday, February 10, 2008

U-G-L-Y, That Game Ain't Got No Alibi

It was ugly, hey, hey, it was ugly.

In the Razorbacks poorest performance since the Georgia loss, Arkansas shot just 39% from the field, 24% from the three point line, and just 59% from the free throw line in their 75-69 win over Ole Miss. Arkansas threatened to blow away the Rebels after jumping to a 16-2 lead to start the game, but Ole Miss freshman Chris Warren went 6-8 from the three point line and ended up with 26 to lead the Rebel comeback.

For Arkansas, Sonny didn't shoot the ball very well but still went for 22 and 10 while Beverley hauled down 13 more rebounds to go with his 17 points as the Hogs move to 17-5 (6-2). Does anybody have a good nickname for our 6'1 rebounding machine? Too bad Thomas has the "Manimal" nickname, because it's Beverley who has been a beast on the boards for the Razorbacks this season.

Arkansas now takes its four game winning streak on the road against the best team in the SEC - Tennessee, for a Wednesday night showdown. The Tennessee game starts a crucial five game run that includes four road games (Tennessee, Miss St., Kentucky, and Alabama) that will really test these Razorbacks as we head into March.

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