Have you ever watched a donkey basketball game?
I’m pretty sure it’s a small town thing. They had them in Prairie Grove every year when I was a kid.
Anyway, a donkey basketball game is one where a bunch of people play basketball while trying to ride donkeys.
They’re hilarious. Why? It’s really hard to play basketball while riding a donkey. People fall off the donkeys. Dribbling isn’t required, but even making a simple pass from one person to another while on a donkey is almost impossible. Plus, no one, and I mean no one can shoot the basketball while sitting atop a donkey.
The Razorback baskeball team were not riding donkeys in Baton Rouge Wednesday night, but they might as well have been. The Hogs dropped to the previously 0-12 Tigers, who got their first conference win of the season against the Hogs on Wednesday 65-54.
Sometimes, you just don’t have it, and the Razorbacks most certainly did not have it against LSU. The Hogs dropped to 14-14 on the year, and 7-6 in SEC play.
The schedule makers aren’t doing the Hogs any favors either. After two straight losses to SEC West cellar-dwellers, the Hogs take on Tennessee and Vanderbilt over their next two games, both of which have been ranked in the AP Top 25 for most of the year.
The Hogs take on the Commodores on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.
No Mike Wash
The Razorbacks were without starting center Mike Washington, who was out due to an ankle injury he sustained in practice last week. Mike has been in foul trouble a lot recently, but the Hogs found out on Saturday that 12 minutes with Mike Washington in foul trouble > 0 minutes without Mike Washington altogether.
Here. You take it.
Arkansas had the dropsies Wednesday night. Courtney Fortson and Marshawn Powell had 7 turnovers a piece, and the Hogs had 21 turnovers for the game, their highest turnover total all season.
What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold.
Arkansas shot a frozen 22.7% from the field in the first half. By comparison, the 4th grade team at Washington Elementary shot 24% in their last game.
Adios, first place.
Two games ago, Arkansas was riding high and in first place in the SEC West. Two road losses later, the Hogs are a game behind Mississippi State with a tough schedule ahead. Experts have already said that it would take the Hogs winning the SEC Tournament to make it to the Big Dance this year, and after their recent streak, that’s probably more true than ever.