Hogs will face Seton Hall in NCAA Tourney
Fresh off an SEC Tournament Championship appearance, the Arkansas men’s basketball team punched its ticket to the Big Dance on Sunday night, earning a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Winning eight of their last 10 games, the Razorbacks (25-9) will square off against the Seton Hall Pirates (21-11) of the Big East Conference in the round of 64 in Greenville, South Carolina. Arkansas will play its opening game on Friday at a time yet to be announced.
The Razorbacks are a No. 8 seed for the second time in program history, holding an overall record of 0-1.
Arkansas is making its 31st appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its second appearance in a three-year span for the first time in nine years. In the Razorbacks’ last NCAA Tournament appearance, Arkansas defeated the 12-seed Wofford Terriers 56-53 in the round of 64, before falling to fourth-seeded North Carolina.
Arkansas is 41-30 all-time in their previous 30 appearances and has is 19-11 in its first game in the tournament.
This marks head coach Mike Anderson’s eighth appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a head coach. Anderson is 8-7 all-time in the Big Dance, having advanced as far as the Elite Eight in 2008-09 during his days at Missouri.
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