Arkansas Razorback Basketball: Weekly Notes, Quotes, and Links

Blake StansberyCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2009


This week for Arkansas basketball was no better than the last week, as the Hogs continued their losing streak which is now at four games. All four games were non-conference games and three of them were against mid-major teams, seen as inferior by Razorback fans. The latest was a 20-point defeat to the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman.

However, the Hogs next four games should all be wins, as they face off against Mississippi Valley State, Delaware State, Alabama State, and Stephen F. Austin. This stretch begins Saturday when the Hogs host Mississippi Valley State at Bud Walton Arena.

Also, the Razorbacks saw the return of Michael Sanchez, Stefan Welsh, and Marcus Britt to the hardwood, but lost All-SEC player Michael Washington to a back injury.

Courtney Fortson is back in practice, but will not play this weekend.

The Razorbacks currently rank last in the SEC power rankings  and have the worst overall record in the SEC.

In somewhat related news, it appears that Stan Heath has got himself into trouble down at South Florida. The program is under investigation and a player just failed a drug test for the second time.

More on all of these topics in the below quotes and links sections.



When asked about the current state of the program, Corliss Williamson said, "You want to see the program back where it was when coach Richardson was here. Even when coach Richardson was here, there were some tough times. I think that's what we're going through with coach Pelphrey. Things are going to be fine. I support him. It's a mountain to climb and we'll get to the top,things will get better."

When asked about the programs status and attendance numbers, Nolan Richardson said: "I can't see them competing well until they don't have all those guys [who are] missing. They've got to compete well to get the fans. In order to get attendance, you have to win; everybody loves a winner."

When asked about the the status of Michael Washington's injury, John Pelphrey said, “He’s walking upright, which is positive,”

On the future success of the program and current players, John Pelphrey states: “Those guys aren’t cheap material. They’re the good stuff. We are riveting human beings like that into this program and that’s going to be the foundation for our success down the road. That’s why I continue to believe in them and we’ll continue to prepare and it’s going to happen.”


Bleacher Report:

Razorback Spotlight: Did Michael Washington Kiss the NBA Goodbye?

A Birthday Wish For Arkansas Basketball

Is This Arkansas Razorback Basketball's Darkest Hour?


Hog's Battle, can't corral Sooners

Clarke's 19 not enough

SEC Standings

Toughness Lacking For State's Top Basketball Programs

NCAA Men: Sooners Too Much for Razorbacks, 67-47

Former Razorback Great Williamson 'Concerned' But Hopeful for Basketball Program

Back Troubles Leave Razorbacks' Washington 'Day-to-Day'

Former Hog Hoops Coach Stan Heath In Trouble At South Florida



Three-Point Line Hurting Hogs

Blog: Michael Washington Update and More Notes


That's a few notes, quotes, and links to help you keep up to date with Arkansas Basketball over the past week.

Continue to check the Arkansas Razorback Basketball page at the Bleacher Report for your Hog news and updates.