The Arkansas Razorbacks played their fifth game of the season and their fifth game at home. This past Tuesday, the Hogs were supposed to play Tulsa on the road, but due to COVID-19 complication were not able to. This Wednesday the Razorbacks plays the Southern University Jaguars.
This past Wednesday the Arkansas Razorback basketball team played Southern University in their fifth game of the season. The hogs had an all-around team effort in their 79-44 win, as six players scored double digits. However, out of the 14 players who got some run, five of them could not find a way to get on the board.
This was another good game for head coach Eric Musselman to play around and experiment with his lineups, and to see which would be most beneficial when conference play starts. With this being their fifth game of the season so far, the hogs are looking pretty good but could definitely work on some things.
This team has an issue with finishing around the rim and it’s very apparent. Even coach Muss has said it himself, that it’s one thing he would love to see them improve.
Another thing you will notice when looking at the teams stats, is assist. The ball movement is there at times, but are players really making the right reads and leading teammates to scoring opportunities. The highest assist average on the team is Jalen Tate at under four a game. If the hogs want to be able to run with the nest of them in the SEC, they will have to work on sharing the ball. It’s something that can be tough with such a new team. Especially when it isn’t set in stone yet who the best scorer or go to guy is. Last season we knew it was Mason Jones and Isaiah Joe, but as everyone know they are now in the NBA.
Even with these things that the Razorbacks could work on, they have had some good performances and players that have really stepped up to the plate. This last game was nothing different, with some good and bad performances from our hogs.