The No. 12 Arkansas Basketball team hosted the Charlotte 49ers (4-3) of Conference-USA at Bud Walton Arena Dec. 7 in their first game since inexplicably falling in the AP Top 25, despite going 2-0 last week.
The Razorbacks once again played great basketball for the most part, but never really could put Charlotte away. They allowed the 49ers to hang around instead of taking a big lead and holding it. Arkansas finally pulled away in the final few minutes of the game.
Senior JD Notae was spectacular as always. He had one of his best games of the season, achieving a double-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals.
Let’s dive into three takeaways from the win against the Charlotte 49ers, which allowed the Hogs to improve to 9-0 on the season.
The Razorbacks dominated the glass, especially on offense
In the first half alone, the Hogs got after it on the glass, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds. Charlotte recorded zero offensive boards in the first half.
By the end of the game, the Hogs out-rebounded the 49ers on the offensive glass by a margin of 15 to 4.
Overall, the Hogs virtually recorded twice as many rebounds as their opponent. The Razorbacks pulled down 41 total rebounds while Charlotte mustered just 21.
Those rebounds allowed the Hogs to get some second-chance points and control the pace of the game. The Hogs recorded 18 second chance points to Charlotte’s 6.