Shirtless Eric Musselman cuts loose after Arkansas' huge road win at Missouri
You know it’s a big win when the winning coach celebrates in the locker room shirtless. That was the case for Arkansas and coach Eric Musselman, who cut loose with his players in a celebratory post-game huddle in Columbia.
The Razorbacks lifted their winning streak to six games in SEC play on Saturday with an overtime win at No. 10 Missouri 86-81.
Justin Smith led Arkansas with 19 points and six rebounds, and Moses Moody pitched in 16. In overtime, the Razorbacks pulled away and outscored the Tigers 13-8 and ended the game on a 6-0 run. Arkansas did much of its damage at the foul line, converting 20 of 23 free throw attempts. The victory pushes the Hogs’ record to 16-5 overall and 8-4 in SEC play.
After the game, Musselman told reporters, “This is a really fun team to coach. They’re getting closer as a group and forming chemistry, and they’re having fun.”
The Razorbacks shot 59.3 percent from the field in the second half to score 42 points.
This should help Arkansas’ NCAA Tournament résumé as Missouri is the first AP Top 25 opponent Arkansas has beaten this season.
The Razorbacks return to action against Florida on Tuesday at home.
Top-10 road W for the Hogs has @EricPMusselman FIRED UP 🗣
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) February 14, 2021