Arkansas basketball is on a roll right now, winners of seven straight games heading into tonight's matchup with Tennessee. Sitting at No. 19 in the nation and 13-2 overall, the Razorbacks are looking really good as far as postseason play. But how does Arkansas stack up in CBS's Jerry Palm's bracketology? Pretty well, actually.
College football season ended last night, and odds are you're probably already thinking about next season. Arkansas fans are, especially, after ending the season as one of the hottest teams in the nation. Many outlets have begun coming out with way too early top 25 rankings (so take it for what it's worth), but Arkansas is getting some love, particularly from Sporting News. The Razorbacks are losing some key pieces on defense, including newly announed Darius Philon, but pundits seem to still like the Hogs in 2015. There are also final SEC Power Rankings and way too early 2015 SEC Power rankings out from ESPN's SEC blog.
Yesterday was a big day for the Arkansas basketball team and Bobby Portis. The Razorbacks made a sizable although interesting move in the polls, sliding just inside the top 20 after winning on the road at Georgia to open SEC play and an exciting win over Vanderbilt. The Arkansas women's team has fallen on hard times since league play began, but once they stop playing top 15 teams they should be fine. Here's a Razorback basketball roundup from the past week.
Searching around for information and a good read or two to prepare you for tonight's game at Tennessee, I came across a quote from the Tennessee student newspaper, The Daily Beacon, in which UT head coach Donnie Tyndall said Bobby Portis reminded him of Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and previously Morehead State. I'm not sure I agree with the comparison. What do you think? Here is Rocky Top Talk's game preview, also.
Tweet of the Week
LSU girl scream bad word.gif http://t.co/Nl69YJVtBn— Scottie Bordelon (@gsbordelon) January 11, 2015
This isn't so much the best tweet all week, but it was the best thing that happened last week. By a long shot.