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]