A dreadful day for Arkansas basketball began Wednesday morning when a coveted in-state shooting guard coach Mike Anderson had pursued for years announced he was committing to Kentucky.
Things only got worse by Wednesday night when an awful performance from the Razorbacks only validated Malik Monk's decision not to attend his hometown school.
Arkansas lost 88-80 at home against a shorthanded Akron team that shot 51 percent from the field despite not even having its full complement of depth as a result of injuries. The Razorbacks never led and trailed by as many as 14 points midway through the second half.
The upset loss highlighted how far Arkansas (1-1) has fallen between the end of last season and the start of this one. A Razorbacks team that won 27 games and reached the NCAA tournament last season lost all five starters and 78 percent of its scoring.Read More »from Arkansas' dreadful day includes losses on and off the floor