Hoop hogs drop fourth straight game, lose to Oklahoma 47-67

Arkansas is still playing without suspended guard Courtney Fortson, and played without injured forward Mike Washington (back) again Wednesday night as the Hogs dropped their fourth straight game with a loss to Oklahoma, 47-67.

The Hogs got off to a fast start (again), and lead by as many as 8 points with 3:20 left in the first half after a 3-point shot by Jemal Farmer. Oklahoma responded with a 17-2 run to close the period and the Sooners led the Hogs at halftime 34-27.

Arkansas’ struggles continued in the second half as the Hogs shot just 37% for the game including a measly 16.7% from 3-point range. Even guard Rotnei Clarke, who had been leading the Hogs with a 26 point-per-game average was just 1 of 6 from beyond the arc, and finished 15 points below his average with just 11.

Arkansas’ 47 points in the game was their lowest total of the year.

Two of the Hogs’ four post players fouled out of the game, as Marshawn Powell and Michael Sanchez both took an early seat due to foul trouble.

Guard Marcus Britt returned to the lineup Wednesday night after completing his six-game suspension but finished the game with zero points on 17 minutes of playing time. However, his presence on defense should help the Hogs on the perimeter.

The next chance for the Hogs to right the ship, which is sinking lower by the day, will come when the Hogs take on Mississippi Valley State at Bud Walton Arena this Saturday, Dec. 5.