It’s been a Murphy’s Law sort of game for John Pelphrey’s Razorbacks thus far. The Hogs are shooting just 22 percent from the field, including just 1-of-11 from behind the 3-point line. Rotnei Clarke, the guy Kentucky fans were worried about coming into the game, has just two points and is 0-for-4 from 3. On to Kentucky:
– This might be the best half of basketball Kentucky’s played all season. I don’t know what our season-high for points in a half is this season, but I’ve got to believe 57 is at or near the top of the list.
– The scoring attack’s been balanced: Wall leads Kentucky with 11, then it’s Cousins with 10, Patterson has 9, Bledsoe and Miller have combined for 11, and our bench (one of the few areas Kentucky’s weak in) has already given us 16 points.
– As mentioned, Kentucky’s defense has stifled Clarke and the Razorbacks all game. The Cats already have seven blocks and Daniel Orton is suddenly the new Dikembe Mutumbo. He has 3 blocks all by himself.
– The perpetual Darius Miller watch here at Lexpatriates has good news to report: He looked good in the first half. He’s knocked down a 3 and hit a pretty floater after making an aggressive move to get in the paint.
– As a team, Kentucky is shooting 57 percent from the field, has outrebounded Arkansas 27-15, and has knocked down 13-of-14 free throws.