LAS VEGAS, NV. (KNWA/KFTA) – The Arkansas Razorbacks’ run in the NCAA Tournament has come to an end.
The Hogs fell to UConn 88-65 in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday in Las Vegas.
UConn gets on the board first with a layup and a couple of free throws, but Anthony Black hits back with a layup and one to put the Hogs behind the Huskies 4-3 with 18 minutes to go in the first half.
Nick Smith Jr. made his presence felt early on in this one with 6 points, hitting a big three early on to give the Hogs some momentum.
Arkansas trails UConn 15-13 with 13:44 left to go in the first half.
The Huskies start to pull away in the first half going up 28-17 over the Razorbacks with 9:14 left to go until halftime.
UConn goes on a 14-0 run over Arkansas fueled by some good shooting on the perimeter and inside the paint.
With 7:42 left to go in the half, the Huskies are up 34-17 over the Hogs.
The Hogs start to cut down on that lead a bit, but UConn keeps finding ways to score and with less than five minutes left in the first half, the Huskies are up 42-25 over Arkansas.
The Hogs don’t have an answer to the Huskies when it comes to stopping the Huskies from scoring, UConn dominates in the paint 24-10.
At the half, UConn leads over Arkansas 46-29.
In the beginning of the second half, UConn keeps hitting offensively and has their largest lead of the night, up 56-33 over the Razorbacks with 17:20 left to go in the game.
Arkansas just can’t buy a bucket in the second half and UConn keeps extending that lead over the Hogs, 62-33 with 14:39 left to go in the game.
Anthony Black starts to kickstart the Hogs offense just a bit with a three and then a free throw, and then a putback from Jalen Graham puts Arkansas behind UConn 62-39 with 13:30 left to go.
Arkansas goes on a 8-0 run in the second half, but the Huskies still have the lead 62-41.
The Hogs have trouble stopping UConn’s offense still and the Huskies have a 73-46 lead with 10:29 left to go in the game.
Kamani Johnson fouled out of the game with 7:11 left in the game.
With 5:10 left to go in the game, UConn leads 79-56 over Arkansas.
The Huskies have too much of a lead for the Hogs to overcome and they lead 82-57 with 3:14 left to go in the game.