The NCAA men's basketball tournament continues to provide upsets; this time it was the No. 8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks defeating the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks.
Kansas is the second 1-seed to be ousted from the tournament, joining the Purdue Boilermakers, who lost to the No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights on Friday night. The Jayhawks are the third reigning national champion to lose in the round of 32 after earning a No. 1 seed (the 2022 Baylor Bears and the 2017 Villanova Wildcats are the others).
Kansas had the edge heading into halftime with a 35-27 lead, but Arkansas outscored the Jayhawks 45-36 the rest of the way. Arkansas guard Davonte Davis scored 25 points to go along with eight rebounds and an assist to lead his team to a 72-71 victory.
Saturday's win is the Razorbacks' third consecutive triumph in the round of 32, the first time they have achieved the feat since they won four straight from 1993 to 1996. They will await the winner of the Saint Mary's Gaels-UConn Huskies matchup for their Sweet 16 opponent.
Arkansas' upset caused plenty of reactions from stars across social media.
Former President Bill Clinton, who was born in Hope, Arkansas, couldn't contain his excitement after watching his squad secure the win.
🐗 Woo Pig Sooie! #MarchMadness— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) March 18, 2023
IT'S PRONOUNCED KANSAW pic.twitter.com/iTga280Dy2— Arkansas Razorbacks Men's Basketball 🐗 (@RazorbackMBB) March 18, 2023
Man that was a good comeback win!! Happy to be a hog!! The Muss Bus is rollin!! #WPS— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) March 18, 2023
kansas 😱😱— Queen (@QueenEgbo_) March 18, 2023
ARKANSAS IS MOVING ON TO THE SWEET 16‼️ pic.twitter.com/Il9RlZ62kP— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 18, 2023
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