After Fairleigh Dickinson beat No. 1 Purdue on Friday night,
In Des Moines, Iowa, No. 8 Arkansas defeated top seed and reigning national winner Kansas 72-71.
ESPN reports that only three No.1 seeds have missed the Sweet 16 since the NCAA enlarged the playoff pool in 1985.
After halfway, a Kamani Johnson slam gave the Razorbacks the edge.
Kansas equalized 12 seconds later with two Jalen Wilson free throws to set up a thrilling finish.
Arkansas advanced to its third straight Sweet 16 with five Ricky Council IV free throws.
Davonte Davis scored a game-high 25 points for the Razorbacks, while Council added 21.
It’s amazing seeing all the fans come out,” Davis said afterwards
I told my mum to come down. Driven. Like seven hours. She descended, glad she had this.”