Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy, Biletnikoff Award and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt was awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2000 and 2015.
Points lowest for Young since debut
BJ Young is coming off a three-point outing at Florida in which he missed all eight of his field goal attempts.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas sophomore guard BJ Young’s last game was his lowest-scoring since his first one as a Razorback.
Young, who is averaging 15.4 points in 58 career games, scored three points in Arkansas’ 71-54 loss at Florida on Saturday night while going 0 of 8 from the field.
It was the first time he didn’t have at least one basket as a Razorback, and the only time he has scored fewer points was when he had two on 1-of-2 shooting in his college debut against South Carolina-Upstate last season.
“I just missed [shots], or maybe I wasn’t aggressive enough,” Young said of his struggles at Florida. “But it happens sometimes. I’ll be fine.
“It’s always frustrating when you lose. If we would have won, I would have been just fine. But we lost, so yeah, it’s frustrating. But it’s not something I’m going to dwell on, because I really can’t change it. I’ve just got to move on to the next game.”
Young said he’ll look to defense to help him get untracked on offense when the Razorbacks play at LSU on Wednesday night.
“I just want to try and get some stops early on defense and get some transition buckets to get me going,” he said.
Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson said he expects Young to respond well against LSU.
“I think BJ is made up of the stuff that good players are made of,” Anderson said. “I think he’ll bounce back fine.”
Sports, Pages 21 on 02/26/2013