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7dSteve Smith

Gaze can't shake what-ifs of 1989 Seton Hall loss

Andrew Gaze, an Australian basketball icon, still cringes at the thought of the controversial foul call that went against his Seton Hall team in the 1989 NCAA championship game.

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Stingy defense carries Razorbacks past Pirates (1:43)
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Williams calls Seton Hall foul 'worst call' of the tourney (1:48)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Was the right call made against Seton Hall's Desi Rodriguez? Here's how the NCAA rule book defines a flagrant 1.

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Anderson talks Razorbacks' win (1:13)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Seton Hall's Desi Rodriguez after the game on flagrant 1 at end. "I didn't realize how hard I pushed him, but I thought it was a Basketball play. It wasn't intentional."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson on controversial flagrant 1: "I thought there was no play on the ball. He pushed the guy."

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Late flagrant helps Arkansas down Seton Hall

Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 8 Arkansas beats No. 9 Seton Hall 77-71, but the ViewFromVegas is that it was an upset as Seton Hall closed as a consensus 1-point favorite here in Las Vegas (7 of 13 sports book operators). After it was a back-and-forth battle throughout, Arkansas benefitted from a controversial Flagrant 1 foul call late in the game that helped the Razorbacks pull away. The extra two free throws also helped the game climb over the betting total of 147 points.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 8 seed Arkansas advances to face winner of No. 1 seed North Carolina-No. 16 seed Texas Southern with 77-71 win over No. 9 seed Seton Hall. Razorbacks last two tournament appearances (2008, 2015) were ended by the Tar Heels.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arkansas advances with a close, semi-controversial win over Seton Hall. Razorbacks will almost certainly play North Carolina next. An upset there would mean first Sweet 16 appearance since 1996 -- Nolan Richardson Days.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

We now officially have our worst call of the tournament, in which the officials call a soft "flagrant" on Seton Hall and all but decide a one-possession game in the final seconds. What a joke.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Seton Hall defense had tightened up as the game entered crunch time and Razorbacks look lost offensively. It's been a bunch of dribbling but no real direction on what to do.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Arkansas guard Dusty Hannahs was trying to lobby official Doug Simmons by demonstrating with his hand how he was pushed. Simmons seemed offended Hannahs touched him. Razorbacks in general getting too caught up in fouls that go against them.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Seton Hall's Angel Delgado & Michael Nzei controlling the offensive boards helping to grab half of their misses. But Pirates not converting those putbacks at a high enough clip (scoring on 37% of their rebounds) that's why they're trailing.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Moses Kingsley already has eight points for Arkansas. He was held to 8 total in two of his last three games in the SEC tournament. Razorbacks are a much better team when he's engaged offensively.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Seton Hall reserve forward Rashed Anthony was examined in the tunnel after taking a hard fall and hitting his head on the floor. He shook hands with Kevin Willard and took a seat on the bench so he must not have a concussion.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Arkansas establishing a faster pace, Seton Hall unaffected now, but it may have an impact in the second half if they aren't able to slow it down. Pirates generally only play about seven players.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arkansas up early on Seton Hall. Still strange to see a Mike Anderson team not get after it and press on the defensive end. However, one SEC coach said Razorbacks changed style after blowout loss to Oklahoma State in order to keep leading scorer Dusty Hannahs on floor. Now rarely press.

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Razorbacks and Pirates in 8-9 affair should be best game in Tulsa

Arkansas vs. Seton Hall will feature a pair of players that are among the most underrated in the nation in Pirates forward Angel Delgado, leading the nation in rebounding at 13.1 per game, and Razorbacks shot-blocking center Moses Kingsley.

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What to watch for: Seton Hall vs. Arkansas (1:37)

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI slightly favors 8th-seeded Arkansas over 9th-seeded Seton Hall. The Razorbacks seek wins in consecutive NCAA tournaments for the first time since 1988-99.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.2177th
Rebounds Per Game39.815th
Assists Per Game12.2Tied-255th
Points Allowed70.4125th

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record15-10
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances10