Two teams fighting to stay in the top half of the SEC standings. I feel good about this one since Arkansas has yet to win a road game this season and are coming off being OWNED by South Carolina in Columbia.
I've watched them play a couple times this year against Syracuse and Michigan. I thought those games would get them ready for conference play... I was wrong.
BJ Young and Marshawn Powell (he's been there since the Clinton administration) lead the team in scoring at 16.4 and 15.7. Powell is also their best 3 point shooter and leading rebounder. Mardracus Wade leads in steals. From what I saw of Arkansas they are a curious team... I know Mike Anderson wants them to push the ball, but they don't as much as I thought. Is it personnel or scheme? Sure, they average 78 PPG overall, but in SEC play it's down to 68 PPG.
- .453 FG
- .306 3pt FG
- .689 FT
- 18.2 forced turnovers
Game is on ESPN2 at 9PM EST.