very good crowd at verizon tonight

hogs played well. macon and beard were the stars i thought, and adrio bailey played very well.

this is what i like about the team so far. Barford had an off night, yet he had 6 or 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jones didn’t shoot particularly well but his defense was very good tonight. Both bigs played well i thought… they had few turnovers. and to top it off, holmes hits a three from top of the key then bailey gets a slam to end the game. one thing i did notice is in the first half we had very few fouls, played defense very well with our feet, but the second half we fouled a lot. i think they lost a bit of intensity because of big first half lead, understandable yet noticeable. i don’t know if they do this in bud walton, but pregame hogs put on a dunk exhibition. very fun to watch.

crowd was very good, 16800, something like that. very few empty seats and they were loud. arena not configured for maximum loudness, lots of room between the goals and the seats, but nice to see central arkansas fans supporting hogs tonight.

They do the dunks in pregame in BWA as well. Seemed like they clanged a lot of dunks off the rim tonite in warmups. Had me worried, seems like we have forever shot poorly in that arena. I started thinking it was affecting the dunks too. Turned out we shot well as a team tonite though, the best I’ve ever seen us shoot in Verizon.