Arkansas’ Eric Musselman gushes after ‘incredible’ second-round upset of top-seeded Kansas

Arkansas has been looking for cohesion all season. This was not the case at the end of the regular season, when the Razorbacks lost three games in a row and five of their last seven. He was out of the SEC tournament when Arkansas lost a double-digit lead to Texas A&M. But hell, Arkansas finally found it at the right time. Pigs led by a trainer Eric Musselmanunleashed an epic second-half comeback ignited by Davante “Devo” Davis to stun the top-seeded Kansas, 72-71, in their NCAA Tournament Round 32 clash on Saturday.

The young Arkansas squad outplayed Kansas. This caused reckless attempts to play late as Kansas struggled to find any space against Hogs’ covering defense. Suddenly, Arkansas looks as connected and united as it has all year. This is a terrible thought for the rest of the overcrowded western region.

“I’ve been coaching for a long time and this is the biggest win I’ve ever been a part of,” Musselman said. “Again, because of the history of Kansas, because of some of the veterans who were part of the championship team last year. A lot of people didn’t think we were going to win the game in the first round.”

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Here’s what the coach from Arkansas said at the post-match press conference:


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