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  • #1 by Sho Nuff on 10 Nov 2017
  • What do we know about them?  Will this be a stiff test?
  • #2 by PorkRinds on 10 Nov 2017
  • I think its likely that we drop this game. Our group is young an inexperienced and may take some time to gel.
  • #3 by HoopS on 10 Nov 2017
  • Veteran team. Gonna be tough.
  • #4 by ADavisTheGOAT on 10 Nov 2017
  • Should be a good matchup
  • #5 by Razorod on 10 Nov 2017
  • If we are 0-2, we could be in some trouble regarding the NCAA's.
  • #6 by niels_boar on 10 Nov 2017
  • Sanford is capable of winning this game. Fans need to show up and make BWA a very hostile environment.  Else, don't complain about home losses to quality teams.
  • #7 by navyhog24 on 10 Nov 2017
  • These first 3 games will be tough until we at least get Dustin Thomas back. He doesnt do much, but he does provide at least one more body and depth on the already shallow front line.
  • #8 by bigred223 on 10 Nov 2017
  • We better get back on D tonight.
  • #9 by HawgsPolo on 10 Nov 2017
  • Were going to be 0-2 after Sunday.

    Whats your wager??
  • #10 by King Kong on 10 Nov 2017
  • Samford can win. Especially if we play like we did in the last exhibition game.

    However, do not expect us to lose
  • #11 by Hawg Red on 10 Nov 2017
  • Projected to win their conference and bring back their top 6 players (or something like that). We have a short bench tonight. Combine these factors and we just need to get a win here. This isnt a cupcake.
  • #12 by hobhog on 10 Nov 2017
  • I will not be happy if we drop this game. Samford? Really?

    I don't care about their experience, transfers, or whatever. If they come into BWA and beat us with our returning guards and talent it will be a bad start to the season, resulting in low attendance and questions of MA's future.

    We DO NOT need to lose this game. Period.
  • #13 by Hawg Red on 10 Nov 2017
  • I will not be happy if we drop this game. Samford? Really?

    I don't care about their experience, transfers, or whatever. If they come into BWA and beat us with our returning guards and talent it will be a bad start to the season, resulting in low attendance and questions of MA's future.

    We DO NOT need to lose this game. Period.

    Agreed.

    But they are the type of team that ruins opening night for high-major programs experiencing things like a short bench and/or injuries. Our schedule is really tough this year, so we cant afford to lose to Samford even though they are a really good low-major.
  • #14 by OS2 (SW) Razor Back on 10 Nov 2017
  • we will be 2-0 by Monday morning.
  • #15 by bjeffersonhog on 10 Nov 2017
  • Losing to Samford would be disappointing, but this is like a 6/11 matchup in the tournament come March.  The same 6/11 matchup that if the team they were playing wasn't named Arkansas you might pick as an upset on your bracket.  I think Arkansas wins tonight as long as they can control the tempo,  and make their free throws. A win tonight will look when March comes around.  Definitely need to win 1 of the first 2 though.
  • #16 by Danny J on 10 Nov 2017
  • Gonna be tough...if we come out playing our normal switching man to man I am gonna pull my hair out
  • #17 by Little Lady Back on 10 Nov 2017
  • Projected to win their conference and bring back their top 6 players (or something like that). We have a short bench tonight. Combine these factors and we just need to get a win here. This isnt a cupcake.

    I agree with you. This may very well be a tough one tonight.
  • #18 by navyhog24 on 10 Nov 2017
  • These early games will be a good early learning test for the Hogs before they head off to the PK80.
  • #19 by Dropkick on 10 Nov 2017
  • Betting line is 10 to 11 points (Hogs favored)
  • #20 by bjeffersonhog on 10 Nov 2017
  • Betting line is 10 to 11 points (Hogs favored)
    If I was in Vegas I would take Samford and the points. Hogs by 8 at the most imo
  • #21 by Adam Stokes on 10 Nov 2017
  • Glad to see that no one here is looking past this team. The amazing thing is, of all the non-con teams we play this year, Samford had the second worst RPI at 170. Going to be a lot of tough games before conference play.
  • #22 by TX HOG on 10 Nov 2017
  • Tickets would be available outside BWA?
  • #23 by bjeffersonhog on 10 Nov 2017
  • Tickets would be available outside BWA?
    yes
  • #24 by TX HOG on 10 Nov 2017
  • #25 by Birminghog on 10 Nov 2017
  • I think there was a show called Samford and son.    But I didn't realize he had a team.   ;)

    Lol. I used to be on faculty there. We were on TV maybe once or twice a year, and I wish I had $$ for every time the media personality called us Sanford, Stamford, or Stanford. We really didn't mind being confused with Stanford and wished that our endowment was confused with theirs.
  • #26 by niels_boar on 10 Nov 2017
  • I will not be happy if we drop this game. Samford? Really?

    I don't care about their experience, transfers, or whatever. If they come into BWA and beat us with our returning guards and talent it will be a bad start to the season, resulting in low attendance and questions of MA's future.

    We DO NOT need to lose this game. Period.

    A loss in game 1 to anybody is a bad start.  But really?  Game 1 against a team that has a shot to win their conference is a referendum on MA's future.  Good lord.
  • #27 by hobhog on 10 Nov 2017
  • A loss in game 1 to anybody is a bad start.  But really?  Game 1 against a team that has a shot to win their conference is a referendum on MA's future.  Good lord.

    MA needs to get off to a good start or it will affect attitudes going into a season. The attendance/anger last year was enough for some to question his future, and he thankfully got on a late season roll. A loss to SAMFORD would not help his cause.

    That being said, I think we win by 10+.
  • #28 by Brake on 10 Nov 2017
  • Im so tired of hearing this team has to gel because of new pieces. We literally have 2 new players on the court to start the year out. I am worried though because of having three of our players out.
  • #29 by Albert Swinestein on 10 Nov 2017
  • Projected to win their conference and bring back their top 6 players (or something like that). We have a short bench tonight. Combine these factors and we just need to get a win here. This isnt a cupcake.

    Coaches in their conference predict MERCER winning the conference.
    Media predicts FURMAN winning the conference.
    Team Rankings predicts ETSU winning the conference.
  • #30 by Albert Swinestein on 10 Nov 2017
  • Losing to Samford would be disappointing, but this is like a 6/11 matchup in the tournament come March.  The same 6/11 matchup that if the team they were playing wasn't named Arkansas you might pick as an upset on your bracket.  I think Arkansas wins tonight as long as they can control the tempo,  and make their free throws. A win tonight will look when March comes around.  Definitely need to win 1 of the first 2 though.

    Possibly, but Samford has only made 2 NCAA Tournament appearances in their program history.  Those were in 1999 and 2000.  They have been a 13 and 14 seed.  Lost in first round both times.  So being compared to a 11 seed would be all-time great status for them
  • #31 by Temprees on 10 Nov 2017
  • Is this game televised?
  • #32 by hawgrunner on 10 Nov 2017
  • Is this game televised?

    SEC Network Plus
  • #33 by hawgrunner on 10 Nov 2017
  • Were going to be 0-2 after Sunday.

    Say what??
  • #34 by Pork Ranger on 10 Nov 2017
  • Were going to be 0-2 after Sunday.

    🙄  As we are up 30 points.
  • #35 by hogfooey on 10 Nov 2017
  • If we are 0-2, we could be in some trouble regarding the NCAA's.
    LOL, did you put too much stock in exhibition games?

    Oops, that was meant for ADavisTheGOAT
  • #36 by Fan701 on 10 Nov 2017
  • I think its likely that we drop this game. Our group is young an inexperienced and may take some time to gel.
    Well, I thought it might be a tough game, too. What was I thinking!  This is the longest, most athletic team MA has had here, and we've got Macon, and they don't.  Impressive so far, especially with three guys not available.
  • #37 by Ray Piggers on 10 Nov 2017
  • Good calls all around by the prognosticators 😂😂
  • #38 by Hawg Red on 10 Nov 2017
  • Coaches in their conference predict MERCER winning the conference.
    Media predicts FURMAN winning the conference.
    Team Rankings predicts ETSU winning the conference.

    Well, my Lindys magazine has Samford. Sue me.
  • #39 by Hawg Red on 10 Nov 2017
  • Gotta love the effort and energy out of the gate for the Hogs. Very good sign. The chicken littles worried about the season after a couple exhibitions can calm down now.
  • #40 by bjeffersonhog on 10 Nov 2017
  • Shooting 60% from the field and over 50% from 3. They are playing lights out right now. 
  • #41 by King Kong on 10 Nov 2017
  • Some of the best defense I have seen us play
  • #42 by Lady Razorback on 10 Nov 2017
  • I think its likely that we drop this game. Our group is young an inexperienced and may take some time to gel.

    What are you thinking about now?
  • #43 by hawg4life2202 on 10 Nov 2017
  • Were going to be 0-2 after Sunday.

    Good call
  • #44 by ShadowHawg on 10 Nov 2017
  • Some of the best defense I have seen us play

    Agree. I was very worried after the exhibition games.

    Best man team MAs had since coming here.
  • #45 by Fan701 on 10 Nov 2017
  • Were going to be 0-2 after Sunday.
    Well, it was a bold prediction.  Not close to being right.  I'm now officially excited about this year.  Samford is supposed to be pretty good, but it looks like men against boys out there.  Anderson has got some nice pieces this year, might be his best team ever.
  • #46 by TebowHater on 10 Nov 2017
  • LOL at the beginning of this thread, wow.
  • #47 by hoglady on 10 Nov 2017
  • Well - the Hogs look pretty good to me tonight.
    Play hard, shoot well, run the floor well and are hitting the boards.
  • #48 by Pork Ranger on 10 Nov 2017
  • LOL at the beginning of this thread, wow.

    Haha yep!
  • #49 by YtownHog on 10 Nov 2017
  • #50 by rwspear on 10 Nov 2017
  • Were going to be 0-2 after Sunday.

    just gonna go ahead and leave this here
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