Victory is Sweet: Hogs Earn a Sweet 16 Spot

March 23, 2021


Victory is Sweet: Hogs Earn a Sweet 16 Spot

Gabe Trumbo (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

And then there were 16. March Madness is heating up for the Arkansas Razorbacks after a bruiser of a battle with Texas Tech last night ( Mar. 21). The Hogs pulled ahead of the Raiders 68-66 in a nail biting round of 32 matchup, punching a ticket to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996.

  • Heading into the game with Texas Tech, the Hogs were the underdogs. The Raiders were favored by two points despite Arkansas' lower seed in the tournament. It was one for the ages. If you missed the game, a recap can be found HERE.

  • Last night's game was a team effort, there wasn't one clear star as four Razorbacks scored at least 10 points each with, "Justin Smith leading the way with 20 points and six rebounds. Freshman Moses Moody and Devonte Davis each added 15 points and six boards a piece." - Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Never quitting: In every NCAA tournament game Musselman has coached, two with Nevada and now two with Arkansas, he has trailed by double digits at some point in the game.

  • Short roster: Last night, only "seven Razorbacks played in the win. It was the fewest in an NCAA game since Mar. 14, 1979..." - HogStats

The Hogs will face a familiar Oral Roberts University on Saturday. Arkansas beat ORU back in December, but this 15 seed team is not to be overlooked.

HERE is some Muss energy for your Monday morning. WPS.

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