College basketball fans react to Arkansas upsetting Gonzaga
March Madness resumed Thursday night with No. 4-seed Arkansas taking down No. 1-overall seed Gonzaga in a 74-68 upset.
Arkansas’ unexpected win is the talk of the college basketball world. The bettors favored the Zags by nearly double digits. The CBS Sports studio crew expected Gonzaga to get the win.
Fans and media members took to Twitter after Arkansas’ big win to get to the Elite 8. Predictably, it’s a party on Hog Twitter. Ken Pomeroy’s prediction was called out as people pour one out for the brackets that were busted.
Here’s a small sample of what’s being said about Arkansas’ win:
Notre Dame football is Gonzaga basketball.
Debate, discuss ?? https://t.co/dfiaFV1iWS
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) March 25, 2022
Hope Arkansas gets the credit it deserves during the inevitable conversations about officiating (which has merit) and Gonzaga being overrated (which does not).
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 25, 2022
— Jesse Wigler (@jlwigler) March 25, 2022
Lol Gonzaga was shooting in the bonus with 13 minutes left in the half. While Arkansas only had one foul for them. Arkansas was the better team from the tip. Excuses
— Nick Jones (@Nick_Jones1991) March 25, 2022
The amount of Duke fans happy that Arkansas beat Gonzaga is kinda disrespectful
— Muss Bus Passenger (@derekmadden) March 25, 2022
Remember when they said there’s no way Arkansas can score 70+ points tonight? Gonzaga couldn’t even get 70.
— Meridith Weaver (@MeriWeaver) March 25, 2022
That feels like a win that cements the road back for Arkansas. Especially when you factor in the incoming class. What a huge moment for the program. pic.twitter.com/c5qMRqGEIp
— Justin Acri (@JustinAcri7) March 25, 2022
This is an Arkansas win not an SEC win K Thanks Bye.
— Christy (@sissy1287) March 25, 2022
I want Arkansas to win the whole damn thing at this point
— Big Blue Nation #BBN (@UKBasketbalI) March 25, 2022
CBS said Arkansas had to do out of character things to win this game. Block shots and someone to step up and score. Nah, y’all just haven’t been watching that lockdown defense we have been. Toney that man! Umude that man! Janaud that man! Jaylin that man! Wade stepped up tonight.
— Leslie (@deesaleslie) March 25, 2022
I said Arkansas needed to shoot 40% to win.
The Hogs shot 40%…..
— Anthony Cameron (@gatecrasher3306) March 25, 2022
We really have a shot to win this whole damn thing. It’s time for Arkansas fans to bury the PTSD and have some confidence. We are back where we belong. Job not done. We are a blue blood program. We can win this. I really think we will. Who’s with me? #WPS #Believe @EricPMusselman
— Ron Miller ?? (@stormwaterguy) March 25, 2022
Wow, What a win for Arkansas. They were the better more physical team all night, well deserved
— Tobias Bass (@tobias_bass) March 25, 2022