Missouri 93, Arkansas 63: Well We Got That Over With

Jamie Squire

If we're being honest, we all knew this was going to happen the second the game in Fayetteville was over.

At least they didn't beat us by 52, so we still have this. Forever and ever.

The good: BJ Young had a pretty good game.

The bad: It was kind of like those games in February last year when BJ was still playing but nobody else showed up.

Young scored 27 tonight and that was about it. Marshawn Powell had 9, Coty Clarke had 9, and Michael Qualls had 8. Nobody else had more than 3.

Mike Anderson received the requisite booing. It was expected. Anderson wouldn't even dignify the Missouri crowd by wearing a tie and we respect that.

It was a tight game for the first few minutes but the Tigers began pulling away fairly early. Arkansas blew several plays in the first half on three point shots. They were one-for-fifteen at halftime I believe. Going into tonight, Arkansas was 13th in the SEC in 3 point percentage, but 5th in 3 point attempts. That means the team's not taking smart shots. That means the team is taking low percentage shots. That means the team isn't driving to the basket and getting to the free throw line. That means the team is losing.

The loss drops Arkansas to 7th place in the SEC with one game remaining while most other SEC teams still have 2 games remaining. The Hogs are a half game behind Tennessee and 1.5 games behind Old Miss. They cannot do better than 5th with a victory over Texas A&M on Saturday. The loss also unofficially (but, really, officially) eliminates Arkansas from any legit at-large discussion for an NCAA Tournament bid.

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Doc Harper is the managing editor of Arkansas Expats and is a regular contributor to College Football News and Sporting Life Arkansas. You can email him here and follow him on Twitter.

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