It shows we have a lot of players with no heart.
Say what you want but this game was personal and been marked on a lot of Hog/Bulldog fans for a while now. As I’m sure most are familiar, when Perry decommitted and went to Mississippi State, it got pretty ugly on social media. Perry’s mom really went after CMA and the hog fan base, she said a lot of things about CMA’s coaching ability and hit on a lot of stereotypes about our fan base. Even the players got into it, RJ Ready (former Arkansas kid, went Mississippi St.) took shots at the Razorbacks and the fan base, Macon and Beard got into it with a few of their players, it was a pretty good back and forth for a couple days there.
With all this known, our guys came out and played the most careless game of basketball I’ve seen from a hog team in quite some time, the ball handling and decision making in this game was just absolutely terrible. True competitors in games like this, they come in focused and ready to take care of business. Mississippi St. was down one of their best players and they still blew us out on our home court. They were laughing at us, pushing us around, trash talking, and we didn’t show a single ounce of heart. We did a Pelphrey and just laid down and had a good bleed. Our projected first round draft pick was huffing and puffing the whole game and missing wide open layups/dunks and our bench was acting like they’ve never played in a game before. YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER SEEN… Macon, Barford, Watkins, Hannahs and those guys lay down like that. Those guys would have fought them before they let them come in Bud Walton and laugh at them.
As everyone knows from my posting, I always try to look at the positive and support the team, but tonight hurts. I honestly thought this would be the best performance we seen from them all year, I just knew they would be fired up and ready to defend their coach and show Perry what he missed out on here at Arkansas. Instead in the words of Daniel Gafford, we got punked. I honestly never thought I’d see a CMA team get treated like that. And a good portion of that blame is on CMA himself, that did not look like a team that was prepared to play basketball today. Even when we had the lead we were sloppy and careless, Jones hot shooting just didn’t make it look as bad.
Tonight is a bad night to be a Hog fan, it’s really a low point, when Mississippi State fans are laughing at you and your program. Perry is feeling really good about his decision right now.