Arkansas Basketball: What we learned from win over Little Rock

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Former Arkansas Basketball player Darrell Walker is now the head coach for Little Rock.
Dec 4, 2021; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Little Rock Trojans guard Marko Lukic (10) and head coach Darrell Walker during the second half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas won 93-78. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

No 2. The Arkansas basketball team took Little Rock’s best punch and still prevailed

Little Rock is a scrappy team that showed real heart, grit and resilience against the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks clearly had better athletes and more talented players, but the Trojans kept it close in the second half.

The Razorbacks allowed Little Rock to score 35 points off the bench, which is one of the most point totals they’ve given up all season.

Little Rock was solid shooting the three, finishing the game 8 of 21 from beyond the arc (38.1%). Additionally, the Trojans were tough-nosed on defense.

Little Rock blocked three shots, recorded three steals and made life difficult for the Hogs, forcing them into eight turnovers.

The Trojans proved to be a much more formidable team than their other intrastate opponents, Central Arkansas.