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skyblade 11-23-2021 05:33 PM

Arkansas
 
TUESDAY NOV 23,
9:30 P.M. ET
T-Mobile Center
ESPN2

Since Queens_NYC hasn't posted the game thread yet, figured I'd do the honors.

They have some skilled veteran guards, but they aren't deep. On Monday they really only played 7 players and that's been pretty much the norm for them throughout the season. Sometimes their 8th man (Trey Wade, transfer from Wichita State) gets more minutes, but I don't expect him to get more than 10 minutes.

Our advantage is going to be depth, especially on the interior. Only two of Arkansas' main 7 guys are taller than 6'6". One of them is 7'3", but he is fairly skinny and only averages 15 minutes. If we can brigade them on the interior and wear down their two bigs (or get one of them in foul trouble) I like our chances. Good luck guarding Lakhin with a guy who is 6'6", 210 lbs, though Lakhin is going to have to hold his own against a much smaller guy on the defensive end, so it will be an interesting battle.

Bcatfollower 11-23-2021 05:45 PM

Canít wait. Iím hoping for a better startÖ and that these guys know what they can do when they play with intensity.

Queens_NYC 11-23-2021 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skyblade (Post 217108)
TUESDAY NOV 23,
9:30 P.M. ET
T-Mobile Center
ESPN2

Since Queens_NYC hasn't posted the game thread yet, figured I'd do the honors.

They have some skilled veteran guards, but they aren't deep. On Monday they really only played 7 players and that's been pretty much the norm for them throughout the season. Sometimes their 8th man (Trey Wade, transfer from Wichita State) gets more minutes, but I don't expect him to get more than 10 minutes.

Our advantage is going to be depth, especially on the interior. Only two of Arkansas' main 7 guys are taller than 6'6". One of them is 7'3", but he is fairly skinny and only averages 15 minutes. If we can brigade them on the interior and wear down their two bigs (or get one of them in foul trouble) I like our chances. Good luck guarding Lakhin with a guy who is 6'6", 210 lbs, though Lakhin is going to have to hold his own against a much smaller guy on the defensive end, so it will be an interesting battle.

Thanks, skyblade.

I was bogged down with holiday stuff and didn't want to create the game thread if I couldn't do a proper preview.

Won't be able to watch tonight but hope to catch the replay before work tomorrow.

Arkansas's a 5-point favorite so Vegas isn't entirely on our bangwagon yet.

waterhead 11-23-2021 06:15 PM

Sounds like another win to me

skyblade 11-23-2021 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waterhead (Post 217111)
Sounds like another win to me

It feels weird to say, given that I did not expect us to be this good early on. But I like our chances.

skyblade 11-23-2021 09:06 PM

Illinois beat Kansas State by 7 and it should have been more, but Cockburn was 1-5 from the FT line in the final minute.

Arkansas beat Kansas State by 8.

By the law of transference of scores, we should beat Arkansas by about 20.

Edit: Live score was wrong apparently. Oddly, the score in the Illinois vs Kansas State game was exactly the same as Arkansas Kansas State. Kansas State lost both games were 72-64.

TheLivingLegend 11-23-2021 09:14 PM

It's playing with house money. Winning would be great bonus.

skyblade 11-23-2021 09:44 PM

Arkansas following the scouting report, let Newman shoot it as much as he wants.

We are playing solid D so far, but need to work on getting more ball movement of O. Also need to tell Newman not to shoot the ball if there are over 10 seconds on the shot clock.

skyblade 11-23-2021 10:26 PM

Bad half for us on the offensive end. Davenport was bad, Lakhin was bad, MAW got 3 fouls and Saunders started to wear out because of it.

Yet we are somehow up 4 at half time.

TheLivingLegend 11-23-2021 10:47 PM

We are getting abused on the boards.


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