For the second 12 months in a row, an impressive season for Arkansas got here to an finish within the Elite Eight spherical of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, this time with a loss to Duke, 78-69, on Saturday night time on the Chase Center in San Francisco.
The 4-seed Razorbacks fought gamely on the outset, however ultimately didn’t have sufficient to carry off the 2-seed Blue Devils.
Duke took the lead for good at 10-9 on a Mark Williams basket with 14:17 left within the first half and by no means trailed once more.
The Blue Devils led at halftime, 45-33, and stretched their result in as many as 16 factors within the second half.
Jaylin Williams led Arkansas with 19 factors and 10 rebounds. JD Notae and Stanley Umude added 14 factors apiece.
Four Duke gamers scored in double figures, led by AJ Griffin with 18. Paolo Banchero added 16, Wendell Moore Jr. had 14, and Williams added 12 factors and the identical variety of rebounds.
Duke (32-6) now strikes onto the Final Four. Arkansas ends its season with a report of 28-9.