Razorbacks Move Into Postseason Equation

by 7 on December 31, 2008

The last win in Fayetteville over a top five team was back in 2002.

Arkansas pulled the shocker by knocking off Blake Griffin and the fourth-ranked Sooners. This is a Razorbacks team that didn’t return a single starter from last year’s NCAA tournament club after Patrick Beverly was tossed out of school and is now playing in the Ukraine.

John Pelphrey starts two freshmen in the backcourt with Courtney Fortson and Rotnei Clarke and Michael Washington has emerged as one of the SEC’s top big men.

Washington more than held his own against Griffin, going for 24 points and 11 rebounds and putting up his fourth double-double in the last five games.

“He’s in much better condition and that was the biggest question coming into the year, whether he could get himself in great shape, Pelphrey said. He’s been able to play 30 minutes and stay out of foul trouble. [read more]

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