For the first time since 1996, the Arkansas Razorbacks are back in the Sweet 16 with more to prove and National Championship to win. Head Coach Eric Musselman has brought this Arkansas basketball program back from the ashes. When you watch this Razorbacks basketball team, they’ll remind you of the old days under Nolan Richardson with his 40 minutes of hell style of basketball. Not to mention how the Razorbacks have won their first two NCAA Tournament games have been heart-stopping. One could even say that Razorback basketball is back from the dead and ready to take the College Basketball world by storm.
When Arkansas takes the floor on Saturday night, they’ll be facing off against a scrappy Oral Roberts team. Although not their most challenging game in the NCAA Tournament to date, Arkansas can’t afford to take Oral Roberts for granted. That’s something that, throughout the season that Arkansas has done well, Head Coach Eric Musselman takes great pride in having his Razorbacks ready for any occasion. Which has been self-evident throughout the season as the Razorbacks put together an impressive nine-game winning streak heading into the SEC Tournament.
Since the hiring of Eric Musselman at Arkansas, the Razorbacks have seen a complete program shift. Not only do the Razorbacks play with an exciting brand of up-tempo basketball, but they’ve also made the art of winning fun once again. Something of sorts that has been lacking in Fayetteville for quite some time now. You could see an entire shift of the program on Sunday night as the Razorbacks defeated Texas Tech to advance to the Sweet 16. Following that win, Head Coach Eric Musselman jumped up on the scorer’s table in excitement to celebrate with the Razorback faithful that had made the trip to Indianapolis.
What can you expect out of the Razorbacks in the future? Expect for Head Coach Eric Musselman and his Arkansas Razorbacks to be a National Championship contender just about every year. Coach Musselman not only can coach like a mad man, but he can recruit as well. A Sweet 16 bid this season will only stroke the fire for the future.
Arkansas will take on Oral Roberts will tip-off Saturday night at 6:25 on TBS, with a right to advance to the Elite Eight.