Arkansas Razorbacks open the 2012/13 basketball season with a game against
Sam Houston State in Little Rock, and it should be an entertaining
Sophomore guard B.J. Young
has been suspended for the opener
Hogs will be without star sophomore guardB.J.
who was suspended for the last exhibition game also but will be available
after Friday's contest. Young however will have to wait until the Nov. 19
Longwood game before that happens as there is quite a gap between the
first and second games.
from missing Young, Anderson has to feel good about where his team is
right now. The numbers are as strong as they have been since beforeJohn
Pelphreywas coaching the Hogs. There is a
good deal of youth, but there are some really nice pieces to the
time they've gone out, they've played the right way," Anderson said.
"Sometimes they overdue things. You don't worry about that. They'll learn
the intricacies as they continue to play with the team."
one thing that I can say is I have a better idea going into the
season-opener this year than I did last year."
Hogs won the first two exhibition games in blowout fashion, topping 100
points each time. The last game against Lemoyne-Owen, the Hogs won by 66
points, 111-45. That includes starting out 18-0 against the Magicians
while starters were on the floor. That group includes sophomoresHunter
had a year under their belts. Having a chance to practice and play this
summer, I think that hopefully will pay off. I thought it was very, very
important for our guys to get a feel for what we do."
has been a highlight reel with six monster dunks so far in the exhibition
games. Bell went 6 of 10 from 3-point range in those contests, and Clarke
put up 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the exhibition win over