We are a senior laden team.
Our juco recruits last year have been stellar and Gafford is off the charts as a freshman and other young guys may be good.
We have lacked at the 4 for some time.
And perhaps for that reason or philosophy we don’t seem to like balance of inside game on the road to get to the line and keep D’s honest.
Instead preferring to bomb from outside.
Works better at home than on the road.
Got to give our guys credit for playing strong in the paint at times but hard to win that game.
I’m not sure if we are still missing some pieces or If philosophy or game coaching on the road hinders is at times.
Would love to see a stronger Nolan like all out press as well, but that might not be Mike’s thing.
I like to think Mike just needs a few upgrades to break into elite program status but maybe we are close.
I just don’t know.
Was hopeful for just enough improvement to get higher seed in NCAA to help us get back to second weekends where we belong.
Hope still a shot this year and every year as a program to have a sweet sixteen program more annually than not.
Fact others in SEC are now NCAA caliber should never be an excuse why we can’t beat them.
My view of program is colored by youth of Sutton and Nolan and what seemed to be a rite of passage that we were better than most in conference.
Never satisfied to be just one of the guys even if several will make NCAA.
No shame in losing to State or Auburn back to back.
But in my heart, the Arkansas program is one both should always be chasing.