March Madness experienced yet another upset, as the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks were taken down by the eighth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks. The Jayhawks, who had been tabbed to win the national championship by many pundits, were thwarted by the Razorbacks’ tenacious defense and impressive shooting.
The game was close throughout, with the Razorbacks taking an early lead and never relinquishing it. Arkansas was able to capitalize on Kansas’ turnovers, turning them into points and keeping the Jayhawks at bay. The Razorbacks shot an impressive 45.5% from the field, including 8-of-16 from three-point range, while the Jayhawks managed only 40.6%, with just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc.
The Razorbacks also had a distinct advantage at the free-throw line, making 24-of-32 attempts while the Jayhawks managed only 12-of-18. Arkansas’ defense was stellar, forcing the Jayhawks into numerous turnovers and limiting them to just five offensive rebounds.
The Razorbacks’ tenacious defense was key to their victory, as they were able to disrupt the Jayhawks’ offensive flow and shut down their star players. Kansas’ leading scorer, Devon Dotson, was held to just nine points on 3-of-13 shooting.
The Jayhawks were unable to overcome the Razorbacks’ defensive pressure, and the game ended with Arkansas pulling off the upset, 68-64. The Razorbacks will go on to face the ninth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Sweet Sixteen.
In a tournament full of upsets, the eighth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks pulled off yet another one, beating the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks, 68-64. The Razorbacks’ tenacious defense and impressive shooting were key to their victory, as they held the Jayhawks to just 40.6% from the field and forced them into numerous turnovers. Kansas’ star player, Devon Dotson, was held to just nine points on 3-of-13 shooting. Arkansas will now face Oklahoma State in the Sweet Sixteen.