Arkansas marches on: Razorbacks start slow, finish hot to put away Colgate
Arkansas may have started the 2021 NCAA Tournament slowly but all that did was give plenty of folks the opportunity to use their unoriginal toothpaste jokes in the first half.
The real joke was anyone thinking that No. 14 seed Colgate would threaten the No. 3 Razorbacks once Eric Musselman’s team locked in and the game played out that way as Arkansas won the second half 49-35 to put away the Raiders 85-68 to advance to the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
The Razorbacks are now set to play the winner of the No. 6 seed Texas Tech vs. No. 11 seed Utah State matchup.
A 17-0 run to close out the first half propelled Arkansas to the win and lead to a late second-half rout from Indianapolis.
The Razorbacks had five players reach double-digit points, lead by Justin Smith’s 29 points. The three-point shot helped Colgate stay competitive in this game, they made 12 of 27 from beyond the arc, but 22 turnovers doomed the team against the aggressive Arkansas team.