Oral Roberts’s Max Abmas’s game-winning 3-point attempt just missed, ending the Golden Eagles’ Cinderella run.
Star guard Max Abmas’s potential game-winning 3-pointer was just off the mark, and Arkansas hung on for a 72-70 comeback victory to advance to the men’s program’s first Elite Eight since 1995.
With a win, Oral Roberts would have been the first No. 15 seed in tournament history to make it to the Elite Eight. The Golden Eagles were just the second No. 15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16 after Florida Gulf Coast shocked the world in 2013.
Oral Roberts led, 38-25, at halftime and was up by as many as 12 before Arkansas mounted its comeback. The Razorbacks took a 62-60 lead with just over five minutes to play on a layup by Jalen Tate, their first lead since midway through the first half.