Mark Few and the No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs will be waiting for Eric Musselman and the No. 4 seed Arkansas Razorbacks on Thursday in San Francisco in the Sweet 16.

Both the Hogs and Bulldogs have had some tight games in the first 2 rounds of the tournament, but something will have to give on Thursday.

As the Bulldogs prepare to face Arkansas, Few had plenty of praise for Musselman’s crew (via

“They’re very athletic, evenly sized and can really guard,” Few said of the Razorbacks. “They posted some phenomenal defensive numbers.

“Their defense is kind of what jumps out at you, right off the page. They’ve got good balance. And then watching them, they seem to have a lot of freedom, so even guys that might not statistically look like they’re shooting the ball very well, they jump right up and shoot them anyway and with confidence.”

Few singled out JD Notae and Jaylin Williams for what they’ve done this year so far:

“They made a great run after the first month or so of the season and figured things out,” Few said. “Notae is kind of the engine that drives them and he has a lot of freedom and can hurt you in a lot of different ways. They have a good inside kid in Williams.”

Will Arkansas be able to pull off the upset? The game tips off at 7:09 p.m. ET on Thursday and can be seen on CBS.