Three-minute crash: Hogs black out with victory in sight


Photographs by J.T. Wampler

Arkansas senior Manny Watkins and his father, Razorbacks assistant coach Melvin Watkins walk off the floor following a 72-65 loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Greenville, S.C.

In a season full of big comebacks for the Arkansas Razorbacks, it looked like they might pull off their biggest Sunday night against North Carolina.

Game sketch

RECORDS Arkansas 26-10. North Carolina 29-7.

STARS North Carolina junior forwards Kennedy Meeks (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Justin Jackson (15 points, 8 rebounds). Arkansas junior guard Daryl Macon (19 points).

TURNING POINT The Tar Heels outscored the Razorbacks 12-0 the final 2:56.

KEY STAT North Carolina had a 16-4 edge in second-chance points.

UP NEXT Arkansas goes into the offseason.

-- Bob Holt

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Ragmop says...

The failure of the Ref to call the charge and travel near the end of the game, by NC sealed the Razorbacks fate. If he had made that call as he should have, the outcome of the game probably would have been different. It was a great game however and the Razorbacks played really well.

Posted 20 March 2017, 6:24 a.m. Suggest removal

BoudinMan says...

He could have called Kingsley for a blocking foul. He chose to keep the whistle in his pocket.

Posted 20 March 2017, 9:09 a.m. Suggest removal

hurricane46 says...

Looks like they took a page out of the football teams last two games in the second half. Just hope Kentucky doesn't win it all.

Posted 20 March 2017, 10:41 a.m. Suggest removal

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