Arkansas Basketball: 3 takeaways from loss to unranked Oklahoma Sooners in which Muss was ejected

Eric Musselman, Arkansas Basketball coach (Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Arkansas Basketball team suffered its first loss of the season when they faced the Oklahoma Sooners at a neutral site in Tulsa, Okla. Dec. 11.

The No. 12 ranked Hogs trailed by as much as 24 points, but closed the gap to as close as 4 points with just over nine minutes left in the second half.

The Razorbacks had to combat questionable officiating throughout the game and it culminated with Head Coach Eric Musselman receiving two technical fouls and being ejected from the game at the 3:30 mark in the second half.

Here are three takeaways from the 66-88  loss to Oklahoma.

The Hogs couldn’t stop the Sooners from beyond the arc

Oklahoma shot the ball incredibly well throughout the game. The Sooners were 13 for 22 from beyond the arc today, which translates to a 59.1% shooting percentage.

Oklahoma big man Tanner Groves (3 for 5) and Umoja Gibson (4 for 7) out-shot the Razorbacks by themselves.

The Hogs continue to demonstrate that their inability to defend the three and their inability to make threes will continue to hurt the team moving forward. This has been an issue all year and will be magnified once conference play begins.

JD Notae in particular struggled to find his shot today, hitting just 3 of his 14 field goal attempts.