Why the Arkansas Basketball team shouldn’t be complacent after 6-0 start

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The Arkansas Basketball team is off to one of it’s best starts in team history and was just named the No. 10 team in the country in the latest batch of Top 25 rankings this week.

The team is off to a 6-0 start and has been able to close out games with solid play from experienced players such as Chris Lykes and JD Notae.

However, just because the team is undefeated, it doesn’t mean the team has holes in their game. There are several areas in which the team must improve and get better, especially before conference play begins Dec. 29 at Mississippi State.

No 1. The Hogs have to get better at shooting the three

The Razorbacks rank near the bottom of the SEC in 3PT % so far this season. The Hogs are hitting just 31.5% of their attempts.

JD Notae, one of the SEC’s leading scorers per game is taking by far the most three point attempts of anyone on the team.

He’s attempted 45 threes so far this season and made just 14 of them. The rest of the team, while they haven’t shot the volume of Notae, are struggling as well.

The rest of the team, excluding Notae, is 21 of 66 from three on the season.

Hopefully with a few more practices and some more consistency of playing at Bud Walton Arena will help get those percentages up.