Arkansas @ Duke
Regular Season Records: Arkansas 28-8; Duke 31-6
What to Know
The #17 Arkansas Razorbacks and the #9 Duke Blue Devils are set to clash at 8:49 p.m. ET March 26 at Chase Center in the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament. The Razorbacks aren't favored, but they just beat the odds in their last game, so don't count them out.
Arkansas earned some more postseason success in their matchup this past Thursday. They snuck past the Gonzaga Bulldogs with a 74-68 win. Arkansas can attribute much of their success to forward Trey Wade, who had 15 points in addition to seven rebounds, and forward Jaylin Williams, who posted a double-double on 15 points and 12 boards. That makes it three consecutive games in which Williams has had at least ten rebounds.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Duke beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 78-73 this past Thursday. Five players on Duke scored in the double digits: forward Paolo Banchero (22), center Mark Williams (16), guard Jeremy Roach (15), forward Wendell Moore Jr. (12), and forward AJ Griffin (11). Mark Williams has also now had at least three blocks in his past three games.
Arkansas is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Hofstra Pride Dec. 18 easily too and instead slipped up with an 89-81. In other words, don't count the Blue Devils out just yet.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8:49 p.m. ET
- Where: Chase Center -- San Francisco, California
- TV: TBS
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Blue Devils are a 4-point favorite against the Razorbacks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.