The Arkansas Basketball team was shocked by the Hofstra Pride 89-81 in North Little Rock, Ark. to record their second consecutive loss to a non-ranked opponent.
The Hogs, now 9-2 on the season, were upset by a Hofstra team that barely had a winning record this season. Hofstra improves to 7-5 after upsetting No. 24 Arkansas.
The Arkansas Basketball team were upset by the Hofstra Pride Dec. 18
In a game in which JD Notae and Chris Lykes came off the bench, they ended up being the high-scorers for the Hogs. The two players combined to score 39
No starter scored more than 9 points and combined to go 1 for 9 from beyond the arc.
The Razorbacks recorded 15 turnovers in the game where as Hofstra only turned over the ball 11 times.
Some key statistics that contributed to this loss include the Hogs being out-rebounded 38 to 31, committing 20 fouls to Hofstra’s 9.
Arkansas trailed by as much as 14 points between the 8 and 9 minute mark in the second half.
Someone is going to have to step-up on this team and be a leader on the floor. Is it Notae? Lykes? Williams? This team seems to be struggling to find their voice. With conference play beginning in less that two weeks, some fans will begin to taper expectations for this squad.
The Razorbacks have a lot of soul searching to do after losing their second consecutive game to a non-conference opponent. They lost to Oklahoma last week at a neutral site. The Hogs lost again this week to Hofstra at a neutral site.
The Razorbacks will play Elon Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network to cap their non-conference schedule.
Conference play begins Dec. 29 at Mississippi State.