Last night’s performance by the Razorback basketball team was the most impressive showing I’ve seen in college basketball. The Hogs destroyed Ole Miss 110 to 80. Anthlon Bell scored 23 points in 12 minutes of play with 7 three point shots. Mardracus Wade had 18 points with 5 three point shots. In total the team was 17 for 30 from beyond the three point line, 37 of 77 overall, and 19 of 20 from the charity stripe. I’ve never seen the Razorbacks shoot like that. And the Razorback defense was ferocious, forcing 18 turnovers and blocking 2 shots.
These stats understate how well the Hogs were playing because after they were up 43 points, Coach Mike Anderson began playing everyone on the bench, especially seniors in their final home game. Ole Miss didn’t look so bad. We just looked awesome.
I don’t want to count our dance partners before they’ve come a-calling, but it looks like we are headed toward the Big Dance.
Here’s how Razorbacks render the old Mac Davis song:
UPDATE — Of course it gets easier to be humble when you get whooped in the next game.