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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #100 on: December 20, 2017, 04:33:32 pm »
Time to move all games to verizon arena since walton canít get more than 10000 fans there

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2017, 06:55:21 pm »
Not your best effort

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #102 on: December 20, 2017, 07:51:38 pm »
Itís just truth

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #104 on: December 21, 2017, 06:16:19 am »
Hopefully for conference play we can. Tenner is a big match up

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #105 on: December 27, 2017, 09:21:09 pm »
It got a little chippy and was sloppy to start, but Macon & Barford sparked the 2nd half to stretch it to a 95-68 win tonight. Can't wait for Saturday against Tennessee. We win there and we are in every top 25 poll..... And btw Cuckoobird, Saturday against Tennessee is sold out. As long as we stay near the top 25 all weekend home games the rest of the way will be all sell outs. That is vital to have the crowd in it for conference play and OK State. If we don't go 8-1 or 9-0 at home we won't get anywhere near the top 3 in the SEC like last year. If I remember right last year we went 6-3 both at home and the road in conference which is strange for a Hog team. The SEC is very good this year and getting more than 5 road wins is going to be tough for any of the top dogs in the SEC.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2017, 09:59:23 pm »
It got a little chippy and was sloppy to start, but Macon & Barford sparked the 2nd half to stretch it to a 95-68 win tonight. Can't wait for Saturday against Tennessee. We win there and we are in every top 25 poll..... And btw Cuckoobird, Saturday against Tennessee is sold out. As long as we stay near the top 25 all weekend home games the rest of the way will be all sell outs. That is vital to have the crowd in it for conference play and OK State. If we don't go 8-1 or 9-0 at home we won't get anywhere near the top 3 in the SEC like last year. If I remember right last year we went 6-3 both at home and the road in conference which is strange for a Hog team. The SEC is very good this year and getting more than 5 road wins is going to be tough for any of the top dogs in the SEC.
I totally agree. Iím going to the OK State game while anticipating payback for last yearís game.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #107 on: December 28, 2017, 06:13:42 am »
Itís step up time now. Donít need a sluggish start. TN is better than folks thought they were gonna be.

In the SEC some teams are better than most thought they would be. Pretty balanced out this year. A lot of 50/50 games.

My worry is if Gafford gets in foul trouble. Thereís a big difference in this team when he isnít in the game. Guard play is pretty steady though which is a huge advantage

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #108 on: December 28, 2017, 11:11:25 am »
Itís step up time now. Donít need a sluggish start. TN is better than folks thought they were gonna be.

In the SEC some teams are better than most thought they would be. Pretty balanced out this year. A lot of 50/50 games.

My worry is if Gafford gets in foul trouble. Thereís a big difference in this team when he isnít in the game. Guard play is pretty steady though which is a huge advantage

I agree definitely that we need Gafford to be able to log between 22 & 27 minutes in these SEC games to be at our peak and allow those guards complete freedom. And I see a lot of close games too. I just told someone usually it takes a 15-3 conference record or 14-4 at minimum to get the 1 seed for the SEC tournament. I think this year there may be so much parity since Florida does not seem to be as elite as I thought they would and a mortal looking Kentucky that 13-5 may be able to get you the 1 seed if you own the right tiebreaker over a team.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2017, 01:44:08 pm »
I think this team is going to have the same advantage that Nolanís teams had - a lack of respect and a chip on their shoulders

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #110 on: December 28, 2017, 01:57:32 pm »
I think this team is going to have the same advantage that Nolanís teams had - a lack of respect and a chip on their shoulders

Totally agree... And their fitness level and depth compared to other teams is finally starting to show in the 2nd half of games. I like seeing that.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #111 on: December 28, 2017, 09:08:23 pm »
Looks like most of our supposed tougher matchups are at home and only one game. A&M is good. Get a split with them, win the home games and avoid the head scratchers like Houston and it will a solid year. Should be a really tough out in the tourney. Anything less than that would be disappointing especially if we stay healthy.

Convince Gafford to stay one more year that would cap a really good year. I know we graduate a lot of experience. But the kids coming in are supposed to be some ballers and we can sneak in there next year.

Donít think Gafford stays more than two years. Thatís as talented a big man as we have had in a long time. If he gets a consistent mid range game watch out.


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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #112 on: December 29, 2017, 06:59:46 pm »
Nolans teams had plenty of respect. Were you even born when he was coaching?

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #113 on: December 30, 2017, 05:17:48 pm »
Good come from behind win today. Iím expecting a lot of these type games this year.

Bench has to pick it up though.

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« Reply #114 on: December 30, 2017, 05:22:47 pm »
Good come from behind win today. Iím expecting a lot of these type games this year.

Bench has to pick it up though.

What a game... Massive comeback with two semi difficult road games looming... I'd like to split on the road and take care of business in couple weeks with LSU and Mizzou at home to be sitting at 4-1 in SEC play two weeks from now after the Mizzou game. And we need some three's from CJ Jones in that second unit that is for sure.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #115 on: December 30, 2017, 07:47:00 pm »
Yeah we need C.J. to get hot again.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #116 on: December 30, 2017, 08:46:29 pm »
Excitement is back on the hill for basketball. This team has the look of a team tha can win a lot of games and make a long post season run. Good for them.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #117 on: December 30, 2017, 10:12:02 pm »
Hopefully the AP voters will realize what they were missing and vault the Hogs way up in the top 25. Maybe up as high as 18th.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #118 on: December 30, 2017, 10:36:44 pm »
I myself donít want a big jump. Though probably deserving Iíd like MA to be able to keep playing the disrespect card. Keep a chip on the shoulder so to say.

A lot of tough games ahead and need to keep that focus. Seasons can turn quick.

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« Reply #119 on: December 30, 2017, 10:49:29 pm »
I myself donít want a big jump. Though probably deserving Iíd like MA to be able to keep playing the disrespect card. Keep a chip on the shoulder so to say.

A lot of tough games ahead and need to keep that focus. Seasons can turn quick.
Yes, letís keep putting in the work and strive towards a strong finish into tournament time. Thatís my wishful thinking.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #120 on: December 31, 2017, 09:08:12 am »
Somewhere around 20 would be nice. Houston loss looked bad. OU doing as good as they have though is a plus. Looks like this will continue to be an exciting seaso

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #121 on: December 31, 2017, 02:23:58 pm »
Somewhere around 20 would be nice. Houston loss looked bad. OU doing as good as they have though is a plus. Looks like this will continue to be an exciting seaso

Luckily Houston is now 12-2 (2-0 AAC) and unless they let the wheels fall off will be in the tourney themselves.... I hope they keep winning too cause it won't go in the "bad loss" category they show when teams resumes come up. That score line was pretty bad however I do know.
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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2017, 04:35:59 pm »
Yeah right now we havenít lost to a bad team. But when we lose man do we lose lol

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #123 on: January 01, 2018, 11:22:55 am »
The hogs are ranked #22 in the AP Top 25.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #124 on: January 01, 2018, 07:03:31 pm »
The hogs are ranked #22 in the AP Top 25.

Excellent.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #125 on: January 01, 2018, 07:35:39 pm »
#4 in RPI

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« Reply #126 on: January 02, 2018, 09:15:55 am »
We need a win in Starkville tonight.... I feel better about this than Auburn over the weekend. Miss State has a good record, but have played the easiest schedule in the conference so far. I am taking the Hogs by about 7 tonight.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #127 on: January 02, 2018, 11:39:41 am »
Iím excited to watch it

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #128 on: January 02, 2018, 09:06:14 pm »
At least everyone on the broadcast is obviously pro Mississippi State.   Not a great job of being unbiased.

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« Reply #129 on: January 02, 2018, 10:02:08 pm »
What a horribly officiated game.   Truly garbage.  Only reason this is close

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« Reply #130 on: January 02, 2018, 10:04:19 pm »
Thatís awful officiating. Just pathetic

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #131 on: January 02, 2018, 10:09:49 pm »
40-12 in free throws

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« Reply #132 on: January 02, 2018, 10:10:55 pm »
Arkansas won this by 15.  Easily.  That team doesnít play defense.  They foul.  And got away with what was close to assault.  Free throw discrepancy was unbelievable. Usually even bad officiating doesnít cost a team the game.  This did. No question.  It was difference between losing and winning by 15+
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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #133 on: January 02, 2018, 10:13:59 pm »
Well if we would move our feet on defense instead of reaching and hacking. When we got to the line we missed.

What the crap was Barford doing tonight, especially at the end of the game.

Trey Thompson cost us around 10 points while he was on the floor. He was pretty good last year but  this year he has played very poorly.

This is two games in a row that we really havenít played well. Just in spurts

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« Reply #134 on: January 02, 2018, 10:20:53 pm »
Macon was the only guard that came to play at all and Gafford dunks have to be a spark and not what we rely on to win a game... And my goodness rebound guys when a team is actually smaller than us too! Now they better play with some urgency against Auburn or they will be sitting at 1-2 making the two game home stretch must wins.

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« Reply #135 on: January 02, 2018, 11:06:25 pm »
However poorly the game was officiated, it still comes down to discipline and coaching, both of which were lacking in the last minute and a half! IMO.  Hogs still should have won the game.

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Re: Arkansas Basketball 2017-2018
« Reply #136 on: January 03, 2018, 04:30:33 pm »
We are a headed point guard away from being real good! Are guards are good but they pull some stupid stuff at bad times! We still do not have a floor general!

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« Reply #137 on: January 03, 2018, 08:17:30 pm »
We are a headed point guard away from being real good! Are guards are good but they pull some stupid stuff at bad times! We still do not have a floor general!
Yup because Beard isnít the answer. Our best bet is when Barford, Macon, and Beard all take turns handling the rock. Coach rarely has all three out at the same time.

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« Reply #138 on: January 03, 2018, 08:25:41 pm »
Our number one focus should be on getting better instead of being ranked. This conference will have most teams beating each other due to even matchups. As a result, I donít know if thatís good or bad for us but time will tell...

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« Reply #139 on: January 06, 2018, 03:21:38 pm »
Down goes A&M to LSU at home. The Aggies are 0-3 to start SEC play. Every win is going to be crucial.

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« Reply #140 on: January 06, 2018, 03:28:33 pm »
Down goes A&M to LSU at home. The Aggies are 0-3 to start SEC play. Every win is going to be crucial.

Their top player being suspended is killing them.... It may be too late now cause if they don't sort it out now they may miss the NCAA tournament all together. Arkansas better play desperate or they will be 1-2 and playing catch up the rest of the season to make sure to finish above .500 in conference play.

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« Reply #141 on: January 06, 2018, 05:13:48 pm »
I hate the way we start games. Itís almost like we are playing like weíve done something. None of our opponents are intimidated so we need to play with urgency from start to finish.

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« Reply #142 on: January 06, 2018, 05:42:28 pm »
We are about to get destroyed or at least looks that way. Uninspired basketball being played. Defensively horrible, slapping reaching and not moving their feet. This team plays much better when they defend

Barford has disappeared.

What looked so promising is now looking like it will turn in to a slump.

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« Reply #143 on: January 06, 2018, 05:57:34 pm »
This is horrible... We better win both home games next week or this is not going to be a very good season.

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« Reply #144 on: January 06, 2018, 06:03:37 pm »
Not playing as a team at all. 20 seconds til half and all we have is hand the ball to beard and let him try and take a shot over a guy that is 4Ē taller.

Poor screening, bad rebounding.

Just winning home games wonít be enough.

This is 3 true road games this year and we have looked bad in all of them.

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« Reply #145 on: January 06, 2018, 06:23:24 pm »
Who come up with this offense we're every body just stands there and watches guy with the ball.

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« Reply #146 on: January 06, 2018, 06:23:48 pm »
Coach A better make adjustments and fast. Like yesterday fast!

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« Reply #147 on: January 06, 2018, 06:44:49 pm »
Finally some life. Be aggressive at least

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« Reply #148 on: January 06, 2018, 06:57:22 pm »
For a senior lead team we sure do make a lot of freshman mistakes

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« Reply #149 on: January 06, 2018, 07:15:02 pm »
And our free throws...donít even wanna talk about it. Weíre definitely playing like a team full of freshmen and sophomores right now.

 

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