Butler took control again early in the second.
The Razorbacks are 23-11 this season. Martin also broke the 2,000 scoring mark and has 2,2018 points, second behind Chad Tuckers 2,321. The Bulldogs shot over 49 percent from the field today, including a 42 percent mark from 3-point range. Second-seeded Purdue of the Big Ten, a heavy favorite Friday over its 15th-seeded opponent, is an instate rival to Indianapolis based Butler at nearby West Lafayette, Ind.
Jordan said he does not look beyond the first round, presuming Purdue coach Matt Painter, who defeated the Bulldogs, 82-67, on December 16, feels the same way.
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In the past 25 years, only one other Southeastern Conference team had topped that.
It just wasn't Arkansas' day.
Kamar Baldwin looks to attack the basket.
The Razorbacks shot over 40 percent from 3-point range this season, which was historical in its greatness. Butler finished 11 of 26 from deep in the win. Martin averages 21.2 points and 6.4 rebounds and averages 35 minutes per game.
Arkansas' season comes to an end in rather disappointing fashion.
The No. 7 seeds have dominated against the No. 10 of late, winning three of the four matchups in four of the past five years in the Big Dance.
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Of course, the 10-day layoff now could be out of their system. "We've practiced really well since the Big Ten tournament". Rest assured, things will not be going well for Ohio State if it is chucking 3s every other possession against Gonzaga .
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Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were forced to flee their seats as fans chanted "sack the board" and "you killed our club".
"It's a great matchup, and all teams in this tournament are very, very good", Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said.
Anderson is 6-3 in openers, including 2-1 with the Razorbacks. Once Butler regained the lead a few moments later, it was over. He's buried a pair of big-time 3s and has eight in the second half to keep the Razorbacks at bay. Arkansas was 3-for-10 on 3-pointers in the first half and 4-of-18 overall.
Daryl Macon is the first Razorback to reach double figures. They are led by senior forward Kelan Martin, 6-7, 220. The first time these two teams faced off, the Boilermakers picked up an 82-67 win. He's got 3 for the game. "It'll be a good game". He's knocked down a pair of free throw line jumpers. Both of the Razorbacks dunks were by Darious Hall. They've exchanged quite a bit of trash talk. Butler was the first team to beat then-No. He's been as active and energetic as ever. Arkansas was on the verge of getting run out of Little Caesars Arena at the time, trailing 21-2. But it's a brand new ballgame.
Arlando Cook gave Arkansas its first paint points of the game just before the break.
"Because of how it played out, North Carolina went on and won a national championship". Oh, and Arizona got knocked out after Buffalo made a decision to shoot (and make) a million threes en route to a 21-point win. "And if we just put it up, I mean, we crash the offensive glass". Jaylen Barford will be at the line when play resumes.
"On paper we are the underdogs", Paul Jorgensen admitted.
Arkansas has opened the game 1 of 6 from the floor, all jumpshots.
The play here, though, is to take Arkansas on the moneyline at +114. Bamba blocked four shots and grabbed 12 rebounds against the undersized Bulldogs.
Adrio Bailey has Arkansas' lone bucket of the game on a left short corner jumper.
Beard, media available Sunday along with fellow 4-year senior letterman and Forrest City High grad Trey Thompson, smiled when asked if he has ever been to Detroit.
"Every game we come out we try to have a chip on our shoulder", senior Tyler Wideman said before practice.