Happy Thanksgiving FTRS community! With today being Thanksgiving, the blog will mostly be taking a break today, so here and open for discussion is this post. While this is primarily for Tech's game against Arkansas later today, it will also function as an open thread for whatever topics would like to be discussed, whether that be Thanksgiving traditions or the slate of NFL games today. If you want to discuss it in the times between spending time with family and eating some turkey, then come on and join us. Now let's take a quick look at Arkansas.
Arkansas has been pretty solid on both offense and defense so far this year, averaging just over 86 points per game, while giving up an average of 77 points per game.
The top player for the Razorbacks this season has been junior forward Moses Kingsley. He is shooting 63 percent from the floor, while averaging a double-double per game at 18 points and 10 rebounds per game. Kingsley leads the teams in blocks (nine) and is second in steals (five). He's easily the most complete player on the Razorbacks' roster.
The team's top scorer is redshirt-junior Dusty Hannahs at 19.3 points per game. Despite just shooting 54.5 percent from the floor, Hannahs is 11-of-16 from behind the 3-point line and a perfect 11-of-11 in free throws. That brings his average up to 19.3 points per game. He doesn't offer much help elsewhere though.
The offense is run by senior point guard Jabril Durham. Durham is only averaging six points per game, but has a massive lead on the team with 25 assists. No one else on the team even has double-digits.
Of these three key players, only Kingsley and Durham make the projected starters list in the Razorbacks' game notes. Joining those two are Anthlon Bell (40.9 percent shooting | 16.3 ppg), Jimmy Whitt (38.7 percent shooting | 10.7 ppg) and Keaton Miles (20 percent shooting | 3 ppg).
Game Time: 2:00 EST
Radio: 680 AM || 93.7 FM || Georgia Tech Radio Network
Rosters: Georgia Tech (Game Notes) || Arkansas (Game Notes)
Previews from From the Rumble Seat:
- NIT Season Tip-off Preview, by Robert Pensa