The regular season ended with a dud for Razorback Basketball. The dust has settled and Arkansas now knows they will be playing Florida in their first game of the SEC Tournament. The draw wasn't kind for Arkansas, not only do they get matched up with a team that has had their number over the years, they are in the dreaded early tip-off slot. TeamSpeedKills has a breakdown of the entire SEC Tournament, complete with darkhorses, false darkhorses and who has the easier draws to the finals.
Mike Anderson knew this season would be a challenge. Any time you are replacing four starters and such a high volume of production there is going to be some drop off. Making a postseason tournament was a challenge from day one and looks unlikely unless the Hogs make an improbable SEC Tournament run. This column from Kurt Voigt came before the season finale loss to South Carolina, but the point is still true. The four game winning streak eased a lot of the pain from this season. In addition to that, it gives Anderson something to build off to improve next season.
It was a weekend of big crowds and surprisingly competitive games at Baum Stadium. Sunday, the Diamond Hogs finished the series against EIU with a brilliant walk off walk. The recap of the game can be seen here. Even though the game ended anti-climactically, the story of the game was the success Keaton McKinney had. After a rough first inning he settled in nicely and finished seven innings with just one earned run. A healthy and consistent McKinney is key for the Hogs this year, so hopefully it was a sign of things to come for the sophomore.
If you need your recruiting fix satisfied, then look no further. Arkansas recruiting guru Richard Davenport has a quick video hit talking about some of the guys who have just gotten some offers and are targets for Bret Bielema and company. Quite a few guys took some unofficial visits on campus this weekend, including Dalton Wagner who came away impressed from the visit.