GREENVILLE, S.C. – Looking to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996, the No. 8 seed Arkansas men’s basketball team will go for an upset of No. 1 seed North Carolina on Sunday at Bon Secours Arena. Tipoff is set for 5:10 p.m. CT on TNT.
Date: Sunday, March 19
Location: Greenville, S.C.
Teams: #8 Arkansas (26-9) vs. #1 North Carolina (28-7)
Tip-off: 5:10 p.m. CT
Talent: Brian Anderson (PXP), Chris Webber (Analyst), Lewis Johnson (Reporter)
• The Razorbacks hold a 42-30 all-time record in 31 NCAA Tournament appearances.
• Arkansas is 9-10 all-time in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with its last win coming in 1996.
• The Razorbacks have never beaten a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, going 0-8 all-time.
• Arkansas will play UNC for the sixth time in the NCAA Tournament, the most of any opponent in the Big Dance (2-3 record).
Boss Hog In March
• A win would make Mike Anderson one of three coaches in this year’s field to take three different teams to the Sweet 16.
• Anderson is making his eighth appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a head coach. He is 9-7 all-time in the Big Dance, including two Sweet 16’s.
• The Boss Hog is one of five current Division I coaches with 15 years of head coaching experience and zero losing seasons.
The #Fastest40 Facts
• Arkansas is looking to advance to the Sweet 16 for the 11th time in program history and the first time since 1996.
• The Razorbacks have 11 road/neutral wins for the first time in 22 seasons when the 1994-95 team recorded 18 such victories.
• Mike Anderson is 1-1 all-time against No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, knocking off No. 1 Kentucky as a 9 seed at UAB 2004 to advance to the Sweet 16.
• Arkansas is 5-1 in neutral site games this season, the most such victories in the last nine years.
• The Razorbacks are shooting 76.3 percent from the free throw line, the highest in the last 55 years when Arkansas shot 77.6 percent in 1961-62.
• In the final minute of games this season, Daryl Macon is 30-of-34 (.882) from the charity stripe, including three of those against Seton Hall on Friday to help seal the 6-point victory.
• Arkansas is being outscored by six points in the first half this season and is outscoring its opponents by 209 points in the second half. The Razorbacks have only been outscored in the second half four times in 35 games.
• The Razorbacks’ 26 wins is tied for the seventh most in program history.
• An 8 seed has beaten a No. 1 seed 16 different times in the NCAA Tournament, including two times in the last three seasons.