Arkansas takes down Gonzaga in Sweet Sixteen battle 74-68


For the second straight year, the Hogs are heading back to the Elite Eight.

A Sweet Sixteen match-up between 4-seed Arkansas and 1-seed Gonzaga in San Francisco was just as expected, a battle.

Gonzaga jumped out the a 16-12 lead early in the 1st half.

Trey Wade hit a 3-pointer with 10:27 left in the first to give Arkansas a 17-16 lead, but the Zags took it right back at the other end of the court.

A 22-17 game with 7:26 left to go in the 1st, both teams rebounding well on the defensive side of the ball. The Hogs with 12, and Gonzaga with 13. Offensive boards were another story. Just 2 second chance points for the Arkansas.

Jaylin Williams broke the single season rebound record in the 1st half. He needed 7 to tie the record coming into the game.

Arkansas took at 32-29 lead with under a minute to play.

The second half saw more of the same. Defensively both teams keeping the scoring low. With 12:31 left in the game, both teams were only shooting 38%.

Under 10 minutes to play and the Hogs had a 49-46 lead.

With 3:48 left to play in the game, Arkansas lead 62-56. Jaylin Williams and Stanley Umude playing with 4 fouls each.

Arkansas moves on to play Duke on Saturday night.

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