Hoop Hogs beat Dillard 77-59

As soon as the starting lineup was announced at last night’s exhibition opener against Dillard, I knew what the stories would look like this morning. Lots. Of. Questions.

That’s because it was one of the most surprising sets of starters we’ve seen in a while and by the end of the game, we still hadn’t had a look at our new star freshman. Regardless, the Hogs beat the Bleu Devils 77-59.

Starters for the game were forwards Michael Washington and Jemal Farmer, guards Rotnei Clarke and Julysses Nobles, and walk-on Stephen “The Golfer” Cox.

So what are some of the questions Hog fans were left with last night?

Here’s my list:

1. Why didn’t Courtney Fortson start? Because of that tweet?
2. Where was Stefan Welsh? Still suspended?
3. More importantly, where was Marshawn Powell? Did he really have the flu?
4. Was Rotnei Clark wearing spring-loaded shoes? No? Then how in the world did he jump so high over and over and over?
5. Who’s that guy on the bench that looks like the freshman quarterback we saw during open football practices a few months ago? It can’t actually be him, can it?
6. Is Michael Sanchez really out for the season? P.S. What’s plantar fasciitis?
7. OK, fine. Where was Nick Mason?

For a list of links to help answer some of my questions, I’m turning to our friends over at RazorBloggers.

Got any questions of your own?