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Arkansas Razorbacks Basketball

College: University of Arkansas

Conference: Southeastern (SEC)

Stadium: Bud Walton Arena (capacity 19,368)

Head Coach: Eric Musselman (2019-present)

2022-23 Regular Season Record: 22-14

2023 Postseason Record: NCAA Sweet 16 (defeated 88-65 by the UConn Huskies)

Legendary Alumni: Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson, Glen Rice, Derek Fisher

National Championships: 1 (1994)

Arkansas Razorbacks Basketball

Although the University of Arkansas has always received more national recognition for its triumphs on the gridiron (Arkansas Razorbacks Football) than on the hardcourt, the Razorbacks men’s basketball team has quietly grown into one of the more impressive basketball programs in the nation. While the Razorbacks did make some impression early on, appearing in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament in 1941 and 1945, the team really hit their stride in the late 1970s, from which time they have become regular fixtures in the NCAA March Madness postseason basketball tournament, qualifying 31 times since 1977 and progressing to the Sweet 16 round on 14 occasions and to the Elite 8 on 11. In both seasons immediately after the opening of their current home venue, Bud Walton Arena, the Razorbacks not only made their fifth and sixth appearances in the NCAA Final Four but managed to get all the way to the NCAA championship in back to back seasons. In 1994, the Razorbacks achieved ultimate glory with a nail biting 76-72 victory over the Duke Blue Devils to bring a first ever NCAA basketball championship back to Arkansas. In 1995, the Razorbacks narrowly missed out on becoming one of the rare NCAA teams to win back to back titles in modern times, after they fell 89–78 to the UCLA Bruins. Along with these collective team successes, the Razorbacks have seen many of their number move on to star in the NBA, including Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson, Glen Rice, Derek Fisher, and 6-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen (we would call him “the incomparable Scottie Pippen” but the fact that he shared the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan meant that Pippen was often overshadowed, and underrated, during his NBA career). In recent seasons, the Razorbacks have continued to knock on the door of another final, reaching the Elite 8 in 2021 and 2022, and the Sweet 16 in 2023. Their passionate fans will be hoping that the team builds on this momentum to bring home a second title in 2024 or the years to come. 

How can I get cheap tickets to Arkansas Razorbacks games?

The Arkansas Razorbacks play their home games in Fayetteville’s Bud Walton Arena, one of the largest NCAA arenas in the nation, and yet the popularity of the team is such that the venue often sells out for home games, particularly postseason tournament games, key conference deciders, or rivalry matchups. Tickets can be difficult to get your hands on. To find the cheapest tickets to Arkansas Razorbacks games, search the TicketX listings on this page and use our helpful TicketX seating chart to compare prices and locations. You can purchase tickets with the lowest commission fees from TicketX with just one click! 

Arkansas Razorbacks Rivalries

Many of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team’s rivalries have spilled over into basketball, including with the Texas Longhorns, LSU Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, Texas A&M Aggies, and Missouri Tigers. The biggest rivalry that the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team has been involved in modern times, however, is against the powerful Kentucky Wildcats, stemming from the 1990s when both teams were vying for national titles. Kentucky currently holds the advantage in the all-time series at 35-14, though Razorbacks fans will claim that the gap between the two teams has narrowed considerably in recent decades. 

Are Arkansas Razorbacks basketball games exciting?

The building of the Bud Walton Arena in the early 1990s is thought to have played a considerable part in the Razorbacks’ recent successes. The arena’s design, which purposefully places as many seats as possible into limited space in order to maximize the effect of the passionate Razorbacks crowds in their cardinal red and white, is thought to provide a considerable home advantage, a supposition which seems to be backed up by the team’s impressive home stats.

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