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No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 1 Kansas in NCAA Tournament

Arkansas holds off Illinois in first round of NCAA Tournament

The Arkansas Razorbacks are moments away from starting their bid for a potential upset of a No. 1 seed for a second straight season. This time, theyโ€™ll be tasked with trying to stop the high-powered attack of the Kansas Jayhawks.

Arkansas will be startingAnthony Black,ย Ricky Council,ย Nick Smith Jr.,ย Devo Davisย andย Kamani Johnson โ€“ the same starting lineup that we saw against Illinois back on Thursday afternoon. Kansas will be without their head coach Bill Self, who is still recovering from a medical procedure from last week.

This is the 14th meeting between the two schools all-time, and the Jayhawks hold an 8-5 advantage over the Razorbacks. With a win, the Razorbacks would advance to a third consecutive Sweet 16 for the first time since 1996.

Arkansas fans are cautiously optimistic ahead of todayโ€™s matchup with the Jayhawks. Hereโ€™s what theyโ€™re saying on social media ahead of tonightโ€™s important second round contest.

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