Who’s ready to get mad?! Specifically at the Illinois Men’s Basketball Team?!
The Arkansas Razorbacks have once again reached March Madness under Eric Musselman, Coach’s sixth consecutive season in the Big Dance. This also marks Arkansas’ third consecutive appearance in the tournament and 36th in school history.
This year, Arkansas will be attacking the West Region as a potentially under-seeded No. 8, facing off against the Illinois Fighting Illini in a first-round battle in Des Moines, IA on Thursday. That battle will take place at the 17,000-seat Wells Fargo Arena, and the winner will more than likely go on to face defending National Champion Kansas in an upset bid for the ages.
It’s worth noting that the Razorbacks are ranked 21st in the NET, just one spot behind where they wrapped the 2022 season … as a No. 4 seed, en route to their second Elite 8 bid in a row.
This year? They’re not being scrutinized quite so heavily, which means both the Illini and the Jayhawks should be on high alert.
Arkansas Razorbacks play in West Region against Illinois Fighting Illini on Thursday, March 16
If the Razorbacks make it to the Round of 32 against Kansas, they’ll be battling it out to reach the Sweet 16 and West Regional Final at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Then it’s on to the Final Four at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. That’s a huge boost to the UConn Huskies’ title hopes, considering those folks love traveling deep in the heart of Texas to take down favorites.
Hopefully, for our sake, it’s the Razorbacks who toss the Huskies’ caravan off the road, as the Muss Bus drags on towards a well-earned Final Four berth (following back-to-back Elite 8 flameouts).
It would be the season where most of America lost faith in the Razorbacks that they finally break through, right? Of course it would. Let’s get mad.