Our opponent Saturday just throttled UCONN 102-67. Are they that good or is UCONN that bad?
There is a previous thread about Arkansas. They are the real deal this year. We are going to find out how good we are.
They’ve got talent and shot lights out (60% from the field, 11-19 from 3). They did get handled by UNC in the previous game by 19 points, but they are a tourney team the way they’ve looked so far.
UCONN is a tough read. They haven’t exactly dominated anyone yet except for Boston U, but opened this tourney with a win over Oregon in Portland before getting drilled by Mich State and Arkansas in back-to-back games. I’m not sure they’re much better than last year.
UCONN was down by 15 at half to Columbia and came back to win by 4. Columbia is a 1-5 Ivy League school.
Then again, this is college basketball where anyone can have an off night. There were 2 top 25 teams from P5 conferences that squeaked out wins over opponents they were supposed to dominate, on paper.
NO last night gave us fits with their tight man to man defense for the whole game.
Arkansas does that full court.
Let’t See how we handle it.