Arkansas upsets No. 1 Kansas in tourney thriller

DES MOINES, Iowa– Kansas’ worst worries concerning the Jayhawks’ second-round NCAA Event competition with Arkansas became a reality. Therefore, the Jayhawks are no more around to protect in 2015’s title.

Kansas, the front runner in the West, was up to the Razorbacks 72-71. Arkansas, the area’s 8th seed, will certainly carry on to the Dessert 16. Kansas comes to be the 2nd No. 1 seed in this year’s competition to drop, adhering to Purdue.

Considering that the NCAA broadened the competition area in 1985, just 3 times have several No. 1 seeds fell short to get to the Dessert 16 prior to this year: 2000, 2004 and also 2018.

The Jayhawks were worried heading right into the video game concerning the size, deepness and also sports capacity of the Razorbacks. Indeed, Arkansas installed an angry 2nd fifty percent rally after routing by as lots of as 12 factors.

Arkansas guard Davonte Davis placed on an amazing 2nd fifty percent program. With Arkansas’ 2 leading markers in the routine period, Ricky Council IV and also Nick Smith Jr., battling, Davis brought his group. He was 7-of-9 capturing and also 6-of-7 from the charity line for 21 factors in the 2nd fifty percent.

Davis fouled out with 1:56 continuing to be and also the Razorbacks down 64-63. Council replaced there. He made a stepback jumper and also 5 tosses to send out the Jayhawks residence.

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