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Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby GeneralHog » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:09 am

Honestly, I can see this going either way.

Arkansas has the better offense but OSU definitely has the better defense.

Arkansas is finally hitting their stride on FT's, but OSU has been solid all year.

Teams are built for similar style of play and both go deep into their bench.

Other than home court advantage and OSU not being a good road team, I don't see a major advantage we have over OSU. We can and definitely should win. Where we might have an advantage is Gafford in this game. They have 3 solid big men, but they aren't as athletic and other than the Solomon kid, I don't think they can push him away from the basket like Georgia did.

We should win, but I still think it could be a toss up. OSU has lost some games to top teams, but they've all been close(Except baylor)

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby bakedhog19741 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:35 am

GeneralHog wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:09 am
Honestly, I can see this going either way.

Arkansas has the better offense but OSU definitely has the better defense.

Arkansas is finally hitting their stride on FT's, but OSU has been solid all year.

Teams are built for similar style of play and both go deep into their bench.

Other than home court advantage and OSU not being a good road team, I don't see a major advantage we have over OSU. We can and definitely should win. Where we might have an advantage is Gafford in this game. They have 3 solid big men, but they aren't as athletic and other than the Solomon kid, I don't think they can push him away from the basket like Georgia did.

We should win, but I still think it could be a toss up. OSU has lost some games to top teams, but they've all been close(Except baylor)


Seeing their game against Texas Tech reminded me of GA. They were playing really good and was up, then they just started playing “not good.” Ended up losing. They’ve had a few games like that.

Hopefully, we jump all over them, and don’t let them find a rhythm

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby jcerzb1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:23 pm

GeneralHog wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:09 am
Honestly, I can see this going either way.

Arkansas has the better offense but OSU definitely has the better defense.

Arkansas is finally hitting their stride on FT's, but OSU has been solid all year.

Teams are built for similar style of play and both go deep into their bench.

Other than home court advantage and OSU not being a good road team, I don't see a major advantage we have over OSU. We can and definitely should win. Where we might have an advantage is Gafford in this game. They have 3 solid big men, but they aren't as athletic and other than the Solomon kid, I don't think they can push him away from the basket like Georgia did.

We should win, but I still think it could be a toss up. OSU has lost some games to top teams, but they've all been close(Except baylor)
I agree, some of these predictions about finishing 10-1 are insane, the SEC is not the SEC of 2-3 yrs ago, where there was KY and FL, and no one else, the SEC is like the NFL in basketball this yr, ANYONE can beat you. I think Arkansas will need 11 SEC wins to get in one of the top 4 spots in St. Louis. If they can get one of those slots, they could win the tourney, there's also no team they can't beat this yr, if they're playing up to their abilities. Tomorrow is a tremendous challenge, obviously OSU will be extremely confident after spanking us last yr. If our defense can play as solid as it did @ GA, which i thought for the most part wasn't that bad, then, we should have a chance tomorrow. Great game though for sure, hopefully the fans will bring their A game..

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby bigrob2945 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:07 pm

winning this game could get us on a roll, which is needed with 2 road games in the SEC upcoming. i agree our defense was significantly better at GA than earlier in year. however, GA is a big, plodding team who lacks a quick, drive and dish point guard which is our achilles hell as evidenced versus LSU and Fla. i know Ok ST. point guard graduated last year so i'm hoping the replacement isnt as salty. enough about our detriments, i'm excited about the play of Hall and even Jones. Hall seems to be a very well rounded player on both ends, and Jones is what he is, a shooter. his defense is ok, but not great, and he doesnt attack the basket with enough zeal to finish in traffic even though he's 6'5'' and can leap as good as anyone we have. also i'm encouraged by the trio of Trey Thompson, Dustin Thomas and Arlando Cook. they have all been contributing in their own way. none of us would have guessed a game winning block would come from Thompson, but sure enough there he was coming out of nowhere to block Maten. here's hoping we are rounding into form and we beat the Pokes and at least split on road at A&M and LSU. WPS

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby Army Hog » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:47 pm

I agree the game could go either way! We need to limit Okie Lite on the offensive end limit them to one shot! They shoot their free throws better for the year than we do.
We shoot the 3 at a higher clip.
Okie Lite. Hogs
44.5. FG%. 49
32.6. 3's. 40
76.9. FT. 68
If they have a lead late it won't bide well.
The hogs just need to value each possession and take good shots. That has been the problem in their losses.
If we play tough defense we should win by a comfortable margin. We lack depth so that's an advantage for Okie Lite.
I hope we can put them away early!
We need a winning streak to get a top 4 seed in the SEC tournament and out of the 7 to 10 seed range for the Dance.

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby GeneralHog » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Army Hog wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:47 pm
I agree the game could go either way! We need to limit Okie Lite on the offensive end limit them to one shot! They shoot their free throws better for the year than we do.
We shoot the 3 at a higher clip.
Okie Lite. Hogs
44.5. FG%. 49
32.6. 3's. 40
76.9. FT. 68
If they have a lead late it won't bide well.
The hogs just need to value each possession and take good shots. That has been the problem in their losses.
If we play tough defense we should win by a comfortable margin. We lack depth so that's an advantage for Okie Lite.
I hope we can put them away early!
We need a winning streak to get a top 4 seed in the SEC tournament and out of the 7 to 10 seed range for the Dance.
We don't lack depth. We play just as many players as OSU does.

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby poochpunt » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:56 pm

I'm not thrilled about this game, given the fact that four other SEC teams don't have to extend themselves by not playing. I think I read somewhere that the OSU coach was not too thrilled to detour from a very hard league schedule to play this game. Nevertheless I'll be there cheering them on. I sure hope our guards don't have to play extended minutes.

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby Army Hog » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:29 pm

Hey General we do lack Depth! That's why the 3 seniors guards are playing so many minutes and are wore out by the end of a game.

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby GeneralHog » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:15 pm

Army Hog wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Hey General we do lack Depth! That's why the 3 seniors guards are playing so many minutes and are wore out by the end of a game.
Most teams play their best players the most minutes. We still put out at least 9 players a game, so my point stands.

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Re: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Postby reddiehog » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:55 pm

Of course, you are always right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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