Arkansas Breaks Losing Streak With Win Against Missouri
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Arkansas men’s basketball team was looking to get the bad taste out of their mouth after losing to Auburn at Bud Walton Arena Wednesday 90-86. And Saturday night they did just that beating Missouri 84-72 at Bud Walton Arena.
Maybe it was good luck brought on by the former head coach Eddie Sutton being honored at the game with a banner-raising ceremony, but the Razorbacks played one of their most well-rounded games of the season.
Their performance was so good tonight that even Missouri’s head coach Kim Anderson took notice.
“When they shoot the ball well they’ve got the whole package,” said Kim Anderson. “You know bell didn’t shoot the ball great tonight, but you know Dusty, he shot it well, and of course Jabril made some.”
Jabril Durham even stepped up his shooting tonight scoring a career-high 17 points
“I’ve been shooting every day, shooting after practice,” said Jabril Durham on his shooting “So, you know I’m confident with my shots. so if they keep tagging off I’ll keep shooting it for sure.”
Arkansas defense also did their part tonight on the court creating 10 turnovers and 5 steals. Missouri also only shot 26.1% from the three point range the entire game.
“The big difference int he game was our defense,” said Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson. “Kim Anderson you got to give him credit their team played with nothing to lose. They had no fear, and that’s why I think they’re a different team than I think they were early in the year. ”
Former Arkansas head coach Eddie Sutton was honored at Saturday’s game after he won 260 games in 11 seasons and made nine NCAA tournament appearances.
Tuesday, February 23rd, the Hogs host LSU at 6 p.m. in Fayetteville.