This is the final regular season game of the year... I'm not sure if I am thankful or sad to see it. Anyways, it's senior night and we should all take a minute to praise Trevor Releford for what he has done here the last 4 years. I say he's the best PG we've had here in two decades (sorry Ronald... you're one of my all-time favs, but TR has a full 4 years). I have no idea how we come close to replacing him next year...
The Hogs are on a 6 game winning streak and obviously are peaking at the right time. From the projections I have seen they are in the NCAAT by the skin of their teeth... unless they lose Saturday. The Hogs have a balanced scoring attack with Rashad Madden (12.5), Bobby Portis (12.3), Michael Qualis (12.1), Coty Clarke (9.1), and Alandise Harris (9.0) putting up respectable offensive numbers. Arkansas is averaging 81.4 PPG... and if you read anything about the recent game vs Ole Miss you know they about killed them (up by 40 at one point and scored 110).
Portis and Clarke lead the team in boards at 6.6 and 5.8 a game. Another thing to note is Mike Anderson regularly runs 11 guys out there... vs our depleted roster this causes concern.
Only twice in SEC play have the Hogs lost by more than 10 (@ A&M opener and @ LSU)
- +10.6 point differential
- -3.3 rebound margin
- 44.8% FG and 37.1% from 3
- 72.2% FT
Game is on ESPN3 tomorrow at 4PM EST (3PM CST). I debated driving over for it, but obligations call (kid's baseball game) so I cannot make it.