Arkansas advances! They are seeded number one for the third consecutive NCAA tournament; Kansas is on the menu this time.
This is only the 14th time Kansas and Arkansas have played each other despite the proximity between the two schools. They last played in 2005 when Arkansas took the win.
Prior to 2005, the two met in the 1991 Elite 8, with Arkansas playing as the No. 2 seed.
The Hogs are looking to defeat their second No. 1 in three seasons. In 2022, Arkansas defeated Gonzaga in the Sweet Sixteen before losing in the Elite 8. In 2021, they lost to Baylor, who won the national championship.
In another article, I pointed out that the Razorbacks need a convincing win over Illinois to gain momentum for Kansas. Well, step one is complete; Be sure to stay tuned to see the Hogs complete Step Two: Defeat Kansas.
Here’s how to watch and stream the second round of NCAA Tournament: Arkansas vs. Kansas
March 16, 2023; Des Moines, IA, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Jordan Walsh (13) punches the ball away from Illinois Fighting Illini forward Coleman Hawkins (33) during the first half at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
The main players of Arkansas
March 16, 2023; Des Moines, IA, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Vomte Davis (4) reacts after a game against the Illinois Fighting Illini in the first half at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
Guard – Ricky Council: 16 PPG, 1.2 SPG
Guard – Anthony Black: 12.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.1 APG, 2.0 SPG
Guard – Nick Smith Jr.: 13.5 PPG
Guard – Devo Davis: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals against #9 Illinois
The main players of Illinois
Gradey Dick of Kansas drives to the basket during the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament between Kansas and Howard at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
Guard – Gradey Dick: 14.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.5 SPG
Forward – Jalen Wilson: 20.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.2 APG
Guard – Kevin McCullar Jr.: 10.6 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2 SPG
Arkansas Head Coach: Eric Musselman
March 16, 2023; Des Moines, IA, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Eric Musselman watches the first half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Fourth season at Arkansas: 94-40 (43-30 in SEC)
Three NCAA tournaments in Arkansas: 2021, 2022, 2023
Two Elite Eights in Arkansas: 2021, 2022
Kansas Head Coach: Bill Self
February 28, 2023; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach Bill Self speaks during Senior Day after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Source : sports.yahoo.com