The 22-12 Razorbacks were snubbed out of the NCAA Tournament in 2014, which would have been the first time since 2008 that they had appeared. But a 10-8 SEC record was disappointing enough to keep them out until a future year. That year should be this year. As it stands, in all likelihood they would have made if they had closed out a home overtime loss to #10 Florida on January 11. They did manage to beat Kentucky twice, in OT, and return some crucial players in a time where the rest of the conference is losing key guys. Rashad Madden (12.7 PPG), Bobby Portis (12.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG), Michael Qualls (11.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG), all three of the team’s double-digit scorers, return for another season. Arkansas should definitely be on its way up in the SEC.
The Arkansas Razorbacks operate under coach Mike Anderson at the Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks’ narrow miss of major postseason play marked their sixth consecutive season outside of the NCAA Tournament. But this program is not nearly as mediocre as it come off in the last half-decade. Arkansas made the Tournament 22 out of 25 years between 1977 and 2001, regularly holding a national ranking and winning the national title in 1994. They also lost the title game in 1995 and made the Final Four in 1978 and 1990. Overall they’ve made 29 NCAA Tournament appearances, with 26 former Razorbacks making it to the NBA along the way. Joe Johnson, Alvin Robertson, Ron and Ronnie Brewer, Jannero Pargo, and Patrick Beverley are just a few of those names. Gold Coast Tickets can get you in to see Arkansas basketball!