Arkansas faces Kansas Saturday in 2nd Round of NCAA Tournament

The Razorbacks compete in the Southeastern Conference
The Razorbacks compete in the Southeastern Conference(Source: Razorback Athletics)
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 10:03 PM CDT
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For the third straight year, Arkansas will be facing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament when the #8 seed Razorbacks face #1 seed Kansas (ranked #4/5) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament West Region on Saturday (Mar. 18). Tipoff is set for 4:15 pm (CT) and the game will be televised on CBS.

  • Arkansas and Kansas have me on 13 previous occasions. The Jayhawks own an 8-5 advantage in the series.
  • This is the second time Arkansas has faced Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. Then #2 Razorbacks (also seeded 2nd) lost 93-81 to then #12 Kansas (seeded #3) in the 1991 NCAA Elite 8 in Charlotte.
  • Arkansas is coming off a first-round win over Illinois. This is the first time since 1996, ‘95 and ‘94 that the Razorbacks have won three straight NCAA openers.
  • For the third straight year, Arkansas will face a #1 seed. Previously, Arkansas lost to #1 seed (#3 ranked) Baylor in the 2021 Elite 8 and defeated #1 overall seed Gonzaga in the 2022 Sweet 16.
  • Ricky Council recorded his first double-double as a Razorback and the third for his career in the win over Illinois. He had 16 points (11-of-12 at the free throw line) and pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds, including eight defensive.
  • Anthony Black is THE ONLY player in the SEC to rank among the top 25 in five major categories (Pts • Rebs • Asts • Stl • Blk). He ranks 3rd in STEALS (2.00), 4th in ASSISTS (4.06), 18th in POINTS (12.82), 22nd in REBOUNDS (5.11) and 23rd in BLOCKED SHOTS (0.62).

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