The second No. 1 seed in the NCAA Males’s Match went down earlier than the Candy 16.
No. 8 Arkansas defeated No. 1 Kansas, 72–71, with a spirited second-half surge and late free throws by Ricky Council IV.
The Razorbacks fell behind by 10 halfway by way of the second half. An 11–0 run gave them a 52–51 lead on a three-pointer by Jordan Walsh with 8:55 remaining.
The lead would swing forwards and backwards till Jalen Wilson tied the rating with 39 seconds left on two free throws.
On the following possession, Council drove to the basket and was intercepted by Kevin McCullers Jr. A blocking foul was known as. The council will make the primary of two makes an attempt. His second shot missed however he bought the offensive rebound and was fouled on his shot try. Council sank two free throws to place Arkansas up three objectives.
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Wilson added two free throws for Kansas. The Jayhawks then fouled Council, who hit two extra free throws.
Arkansas punted on Wilson with three seconds left on the following possession. Wilson made two free throws, and Kansas couldn’t foul in time earlier than the clock expired.
Devonte Davis led the Razorbacks with 25 factors earlier than fouling out. The council ended with 21 factors. Wilson topped all Kansas scorers with 20 factors.
After profitable the nationwide title final season and the loss earlier than the Candy 16 in this yr’s Large 12 common season, it was a disappointing finish to the Jayhawks. They had been taking part in with out coach Invoice Self, who missed the Large 12 Match and the primary two video games of the NCAA Match after being hospitalized the earlier week for a cardiac process.
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