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Monday, April 12, 2021
Dill & Houston Red Storm Draw Level in Championship Series

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Down 1 – 0 in the USBN National Basketball South Central Division Regional Championships, Terence Dill and his Houston Red Storm leveled the series with the North Texas Prowlers.

Dill and his teammates were able to complete a 138 – 133 victory.

Dill and his teammates will face off against North Texas in a winner-take all Game Three.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Patrick's Arkansas Finish 6th in Coaches Poll

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With an Elite 8 finish, Arkansas Associate Head Basketball Coach David Patrick and his team program finished sixth in the final USA TODAY Coaches polls.

The Associated Press’ final poll was released March 15 prior to the NCAA Tournament and the Razorbacks were 10th.

This marks the first time since 2015 the Razorbacks ended the season ranked – finishing 20th in the coaches poll and 21st by AP – and the first time since 1995 Arkansas ended the season among the nation’s top 10 – finishing second by the coaches and sixth in both the AP and UPI polls.

Under second-year head coach Eric Musselman, Arkansas posted a 25-7 record and won 15 of its last 18 games with losses at nationally-ranked Oklahoma State, versus LSU in the SEC Tournament semifinal and versus national champion Baylor in the NCAA Elite 8 by an average of 6.7 points.

Picked sixth in the SEC preseason poll, Arkansas was 13-4 and finished second in the league thanks to 11 straight conference wins to end the regular season. It was the program’s best SEC win streak since winning the final 11 league games in 1993-94.
Friday, April 02, 2021
Patrick's Arkansas Selected to Play 2022 Maui Invitational

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Fresh of an NCAA Elite 8 appearance, Arkansas Associate Head Basketball Coach David Patrick and his team have been selected to play in the 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Arkansas will join Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, Ohio State, San Diego State, and Texas Tech at the event. The 39th edition of the Maui Invitational is set for Nov. 21st – 23rd, 2022, at the historic Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui.

The impressive collection of programs boasts a combined 237 NCAA Tournament appearances, 36 Final Four berths, 8 NCAA Tournament Championship Titles, and one AP Coach of the Year winner. Four of the 2022 participants are ranked in the top 35 all-time winningest schools, including Cincinnati, Louisville, Ohio State, and Arkansas.

This will be the fourth time Arkansas has played in the Maui Invitational. Arkansas' previous appearances came in the 1991-92, 2005-06, and 2013-14 seasons.
Monday, March 29, 2021
Patrick's Arkansas Fall to Baylor in Elite Eight

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Arkansas Associate Head Basketball Coach David Patrick and his team ranked 10th and seeded third, cut a double-digit deficit to four 64-60 with 7:34 left but could not get any closer in an 81-72 loss to top-seed and third-ranked Baylor in the NCAA Elite 8 Monday night in the South Regional Final on Lucas Oil Stadium’s Unity Court.

After a slow start to the game put Arkansas in an 18-point hole midway through the first half, Arkansas made one of the team’s characteristic runs to claw back into the game and trail 46-38 at the break. Arkansas’ run was spurred by the team shooting 62.5% from the field in the opening half, including going 3-for-4 from the 3-point range.

The teams played even for the most part in the second half. However, Baylor made 4-of-8 from the 3-point range in the period compared to Arkansas going 0-of-7 from long-range.

Arkansas closed within four points 62-58 with just over nine minutes remaining in the game on a Moses Moody layup. Arkansas would go over eight minutes without a field goal (0-of-12) but stayed in the game thanks to four Jalen Tate free throws. Baylor’s MaCio Teague drained a 3-pointer with just under four minutes left to put the Bears up nine. A minute later, a Mark Vital tip-in dunk put the game out of reach.

Davonte Davis and JD Notae led four Arkansas players in double digits with 14 points apiece. Notae’s 14 points came despite fouling out early in the second half, he poured in 12 in the first half on 4-of-5 shooting off the bench. Moses Moody added 11 points and Justin Smith scored 10 to go along with six rebounds.

Teague led all scorers with 22 points, including three 3-pointers.

Arkansas ends Head Coach Eric Musselman’s second season at Arkansas 25-7 with the program’s deepest run in the NCAA Tournament since 1996.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Patrick's Arkansas Advance to Elite Eight

Arkansas Coach & Associate Head Coach
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Davonte Davis hit a short jumper with 2.9 seconds left, and Arkansas Associate Head Basketball Coach David Patrick and his team advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in 26 years with a 72-70 win over Oral Roberts in the South Region Semi-Finals.

Oral Roberts grinded its gears through the first half into the second, bad shots and even worse defense putting Arkansas in a 12-point hole against the 15th-seeded Oral Roberts.

Eric Musselman's Arkansas got their swagger back, turning defensive stops into early offense opportunities and offensive rebounds into points.

It came down to one final shot and Davis made it, sending Arkansas to the Elite Eight for the first time since the Nolan Richardson "40 Minutes of Hell" days.

Next up Arkansas will face top-seeded Baylor in what should be a fast-paced South Region Final on Monday.

 
 
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