For one of the first times this year we saw excellent defense, good spacing, good ball movement, good tempo and look what happened. The Razorbacks looked great. I just want people to temper what they saw tonight and try not to get too high and convinced Muss has solved the issues with this team.
I do not believe it was so much about what Arkansas did and it was more about what Missouri was not able to do. PENETRATION!!! It has been the hog killer in every game that we have lost this year. Arkansas has not seemed to be able to stop penetration so they have had to over-help on defense leaving others open for easy threes or dump off passes for easy shots.
Missouri did not have a PG capable of dribble penetration and that was a huge bonus for the hogs. Now granted maybe Muss has finally found a defensive combo that can stop this in the future, they certainly played good defense tonight, but I’m still in a wait and see mode.
I hope this will get the confidence of some of those slumping hogs built back up and we will see what we all hope.
Until then I just know if you cannot stop the ball on penetration, you can not win very many games. Tonight there was very little penetration except by the hogs and we smoked the tigers.