The throwbacks looked good, the 1994 National Championship team was in the house, and the Hogs made the clutch plays they needed to end the six game losing streak and get a 74-73 win over Ole Miss.
The Hogs were down 3 with a minute left and executed perfectly in the last four possessions. First on offense Daniel Gafford had a dunk to cap off his 17 point performance. Mason Jones, who had done most of his work on offense with a team high 22 points, forced a jump ball to give the Hogs possession with 18 seconds left. Then Jalen Harris hit the scoop shot that would be the game winner.
Gabe Osabuohien finished things off with a steal right before the buzzer and the Hogs got a win in front of some Razorback legends. Even Nolan was all smiles in this one.
It was a back and forth game throughout, with 21 lead changes. In the second half neither team had a lead of more than four points. This was the type of game Arkansas hadn’t been winning this season and is a big reason the season has gone the way it has, so to see them get the plays they needed to get the win with the throwbacks and all the pomp and circumstance of the championship celebration was a nice positive.
Oh and yes Kareem, we agree.