U-G-L-Y, the Hogs don't have no alibi, that game was ugly. Shooting 22 percent from the field and 10 percent from deep will lead to a scoreline like that, especially for a team that relies on outside shooting like Arkansas does. It was more than just poor shooting though, the Hogs got out manned according to Bob Holt. The last game Mississippi State largely went to a zone defense, something Ben Howland doesn't do much of. This game they went back to what they knew, and it worked to the tune of one of the worst losses in SEC history for the Hogs. Whether or not it results in a win, the Hogs likely won't repeat that performance this weekend against Ole Miss.
Enough about that game, time to lock it in a box and never speak of it again. Instead we can talk about something a lot more entertaining, #SECBasketballFever. This article is a few days old now, but it's point has only been exaggerated in the past week, and that is the SEC standings are a complete mess. Texas A&M looked ready to run away with the conference after a 7-0 start, but has now lost four straight SEC games. South Carolina beat LSU and now there is a three way tie for first place between them and Kentucky. How many NCAA Tournament teams does the SEC get? Who knows! All we do know is that it is going to be a beautiful mess.
Jim Lindsey is a huge name in Northwest Arkansas, he was a member of the 1964 National Championship team. And there's a decent chance you lived in one of his apartments if you went to the University of Arkansas recently. Now another Lindsey is going to be playing for the Razorbacks. Jim's son, Jack Lindsey, announced he will be a preferred walk-on this season. Lindsey comes from Springdale high where he played quarterback, so unless his development hits some unreal heights, he probably wont see the field as much as his father.
Whether its fair or not, Devwah Whaley is going to be compared to Alex Collins and all the other great Razorback running backs. Arkansas is developing a reputation as "Running Back U" and Whaley is next in line. Nate Olsen says it's perfectly fine to make these comparisons to Collins in the future. This is in part to the expectations that Bret Bielema is putting on him. It is clear in every press conference that he has high praise for Whaley, and the quicker he becomes the main guy for the Razorback offense, the better.