When the Arkansas Razorbacks took the court against the Kansas Jayhawks in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the odds were stacked against them. But Devo Davis had a plan. The senior guard had already seen the Jayhawks in action and had determined the formula to take them down.
Davis’ strategy was as much psychological as it was technical. He knew that the Jayhawks would be expecting a physical game, so he decided to take them out of their comfort zone and use quick passing and tricky ball movement to create scoring opportunities.
On the defensive end, Davis crafted a plan that would be difficult for Kansas to solve. He instructed his teammates to switch quickly between man-to-man and zone defense, making it difficult for the Jayhawks to read the defense and find open shots.
The plan worked. Arkansas’ offense was able to find seams in the Kansas defense, while the defense was able to contain the Jayhawks’ potent attack. In the end, Davis’ strategy proved to be the difference as the Razorbacks pulled off the upset to reach the Sweet 16.
It was a masterful performance from Davis, who had the foresight to recognize the formula for victory. His brilliant game plan was the key to the Razorbacks’ success, and his tactical brilliance will be remembered for years to come.