Who: #10 (#3 seed) Arkansas Razorbacks (25-6) vs. #3 (#1 seed) Baylor Bears (25-2)
What: Arkansas will be playing its first NCAA Elite 8 since 1995. Arkansas and Baylor are longtime Southwest Conference rivals. The series dates back to Arkansas’ first season of basketball (1923-24). This will be the 144th all-time meeting and Arkansas owns a 96-47 advantage.
When: Monday – Mar. 29 – 9:57 pm (ET) / 8:57 pm (CT)
Where: NCAA Elite 8 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Lucas Oil Stadium (Unity Court)
How (to follow):
CBS (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)
^ Watch Arkansas/Baylor – Game Stats on NCAA March Madness Online: CLICK HERE
^ Download the March Madness App: CLICK HERE
Learfield IMG College Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online: CLICK HERE
Westwood One (Ryan Radtke and Robbie Hummel)
^ Sirius/XM: XM Channel 84 – Sirius Channel 84 – Streaming Online 84
INDIANAPOLIS – Arkansas will be playing in its first NCAA Elite 8 since 1995 and 11th overall. The last time Arkansas reached the Elite 8, the Razorbacks were national runners up.
This will be the 144th all-time meeting between longtime Southwest Conference rivals Arkansas and Baylor, but the first meeting since 2009. Baylor is one of Arkansas’ oldest rivals. In fact, the Bears were on Arkansas; schedule in the Razorbacks’ first season of basketball (1923-24). The first meetings were in Waco n Feb. 18, 1924 and Feb. 19, 1924. Baylor won the first meeting, 33-29,and Arkansas won the second 28-14.
Arkansas owns a 96-47 advantage in the series, including a 6-4 mark in neutral site games Baylor is Arkansas’ fifth-most common opponent behind Texas A&M (161; 104-57), Texas (155; 87-68), SMU (155; 96-59) and Rice (144; 103-41).
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