Arkansas escapes vs. Oral Roberts, advances to Elite Eight
Arkansas edged out Oral Roberts 72-70 thanks to a last-second shot by Davonte Davis.
The Golden Eagles had a chance to win, but Max Abmas’ buzzer beater attempt was just off the mark.
Here’s the game-winner by Davis:
DAVONTE DAVIS WHAT A SHOTpic.twitter.com/NdKnLKoSJh
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 28, 2021
The Razorbacks are officially heading to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1995.
Oral Roberts led for most of the game, but Arkansas was able to wear them down late in the game. Jalen Tate was excellent down the stretch, and finished with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting. He also added six assists and four rebounds.
Arkansas won the game thanks to turnovers by Oral Roberts and advantage on the glass. The Razorbacks attempted 16 more shots than ORU, but only made one 3-pointer in the entire contest.
For ORU, it’s the end of a Cinderella story. The Golden Eagles were attempting to become the first 15-seed to make the Elite Eight. Abmas finished with 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting.
Arkansas will face No. 1-seeded Baylor in the Elite Eight on Monday.