AUBURN, Ala. — Arkansas went more than 31 minutes without scoring in the first half at Auburn on Wednesday, and that wasn’t even the strangest thing that happened in the Razorbacks’ 69-54 loss.
Brandon Robinson’s two-handed tomahawk dunk not only broke the rim midway through the first period, it also broke Arkansas’ spirit and delayed the game 27 minutes while six AU maintenance crew members repaired the goal.
“Most of the time, rims come with the net already on them,” Arkansas head coach Stan Heath said. “I couldn’t figure out how they had a rim without the net. It took them longer to get the net on than it did to put the rim on, but that was our fault for making a silly pass that led to a big-time dunk.”
The dunk was the highlight of the night for the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum crowd of 6,814, which came out on Cliff Ellis bobble-head doll night and witnessed a hot dog eating contest at mid-court during halftime.