Hogs buried in 0-4 SEC hole

by cotte on January 26, 2009

Look out below, economy. These Razorbacks free fall even faster than you plummet. For the first time in its Southeastern Conference history, Arkansas starts 0-4 in league play.

Auburn, 12-7, 2-3 in the SEC West, assured the Razorbacks remain the lone team SEC winless in the 12-team league by not only beating but embarrassing the Razorbacks, 73-51 Saturday before a forlorn 18,246 at Walton Arena.

The partisan crowd tried hard to boost their Hogs who were in contention deep into the second half until netting nothing the final 6:35 after drawing to down, 59-51 on Marcus Britt’s jumper. Auburn closed with 14 unanswered points. Nothing to score left nothing to say. The once-avid crowd departed Walton as mute as Arkansas’ offense.

New lows were not anticipated from an Arkansas team that had soared 12-1 nonconference, including Walton wins over fourthranked Oklahoma and seventh-ranked Texas, and figured to regroup from its 0-3 SEC start with a home game off a midweek bye.

“We do apologize,” Arkansas junior guard Stefan Welsh said postgame, “to our great, passionate fans because they deserve a lot better.” [read more]

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