FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. (KNWA/KFTA) – The Hogs gearing up for the first round of the Big Dance as they practiced in Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday.

The 8-seed Razorbacks excited for their matchup with 9-seed Illinois on Thursday afternoon.

Nick Smith Jr. even said that their game will be the most watched game of the day.

You can see what else he and the team said about it right here:

For a look at the team’s practice, check out the video below:

Arkansas will take on Illinois on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on TBS.