Despite the big win, the Razorbacks didn’t make it easy on themselves. They were up 10 points with 1:20 left and everybody in the building was getting ready to celebrate. That’s when the Blue Devils turned up the intensity of their full-court press and the Razorbacks struggled to break it. Arkansas was called for one 10-second violation and nearly had another. They also missed multiple free-throws. It was a 3-point game with 17 seconds left, but everybody was finally able to exhale after Duke guard Caleb Foster missed a 3-pointer with 9 seconds to pretty much seal the win for Arkansas.
How Bud Walton Arena celebrates Eric Musselman’s 100th win as a Razorback pic.twitter.com/EQydgD5zNB— Tyler Cass (@TVTylerCass) November 30, 2023
When the final horn sounded, the PA announcer made a lousy attempt at preventing the fans from storming the court. “Ladies and gentlemen please stay off the court,” he said. But it was far too late. Musselman also revealed a defensive strategy that limited Duke forward Mark Mitchell to just 19 minutes and 6 points on 2-of-8 shooting. “We really followed the game plan,” he said. “We weren’t going to guard Mitchell; really proud of the execution of the game plan defensively.” Arkansas (5-3) will take on Furman (4-3) at home on Monday and Duke (5-2) will go on the road to face Georgia Tech (3-2) on Saturday. Follow Dylan on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram And Like ZAGS on Facebook
NJ native Khalif Battle, the younger brother of former Syracuse guard Tyus Battle, has 13 and is giving it to Duke as Arkansas leads by 10 https://t.co/vFHzhCJfSe— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 30, 2023