FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the first time since 2001, Arkansas has earned a spot in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Razorbacks are the No. 8 seed in the Oakland Region and will play No. 9 seed Bucknell (26-4) in the first round on Friday at the American Airlines in Dallas, Texas at 11:30 a.m. CT.
The winner of the Arkansas-Bucknell game will play the winner of the game between No. 1 seed Memphis (30-3) and No. 16 seed Oral Roberts (21-11) on Sunday.
The Hogs finished 22-9 in the regular season including 10-6 in the Southeastern Conference. This year’s appearance marks the 28th time Arkansas has advanced the NCAA Tournament. The Hogs won the national championship in 1994, were national runner-up in 1995 and advanced to the Final Four in 1941, 1945, 1978 and 1990.
More information on the Razorbacks’ return to the NCAA Tournament including tipoff time for Friday’s game will be posted as it becomes available.