FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the third-consecutive season, Arkansas will play in the NCAA Basketball Tournament as it earned a No. 9 seed in the East Region. The Razorbacks will face No. 8 Indiana in Friday’s first-round game in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the region and will take on the winner of the Coppin State-Mount St. Mary’s play-in game in the first round.
North Carolina plays at 6:10 p.m. (central). Arkansas and Indiana play 30 minutes following the conclusion of that game, around 8:30 p.m. (central).
The Arkansas Ticket Office will be contacting priority season ticket holders to confirm their NCAA Tournament orders. If any tickets remain in Arkansas’ allotment following that allocation, fans may place orders later in the week for the remaining tickets.
Arkansas (22-11) is one of six teams from the Southeastern Conference to earn a bid. Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt also earned a spot in the 65-team field. Indiana (25-7) earned an at-large bid, finishing third in the Big Ten during the regular season. The Hoosiers lost to Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.
This year’s appearance marks the 30th 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. Arkansas’ 30 NCAA Tournament bids are the ninth-most in the nation.
More information on the Razorbacks’ trip toRaleigh and the “Big Dance” will be posted on Hogwired.com as it becomes available.