Arkansas Basketball: 3 takeaways from Hogs’ 20-point win over Charlotte

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The defensive intensity from the Arkansas basketball team was top-notch

While the three-point shot still eludes the Razorbacks, they are hitting their stride on defense. The team recorded nine steals in the game against the 49ers.

Most of the tenacity can be attributed to Notae and Jaylin Williams who combined to steal the ball seven times.

The aggressive defense forced Charlotte into 12 total turnovers, which led to 14 points for the Hogs.

The Hogs parlayed some of the those turnovers and steals into 17 fast break points, which helped the team accrue some momentum late in the game.

Head Coach Eric Musselman will continue to push his team to playing with great intensity to force opponents into mistakes which will lead to easy fast-break baskets for the Hogs.

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Next up for the Razorbacks is a huge game against Oklahoma at a neutral site in Tulsa, Okla. The game will tip-off Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. CT on ESPN 2.