Kansas Loses Its Title After Arkansas Upsets Them

NCAA Men's Capsules: Kansas loses to Arkansas, dethroning the defending champion.

In the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Ricky Council IV of Arkansas made five free throws in the final seconds to help the eighth-seeded .

The Razorbacks defeat the top-seeded Jayhawks 72–71, ending Kansas' bid to defend its national championship.

When Arkansas overcame a 12-point second-half hole, Davonte Davis scored 25 points and Council added 21. After Purdue's defeat to No.

16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday night, Kansas, playing without injured coach Bill Self, became the second top seed to fail to advance past the opening weekend of the tournament.

For the third consecutive year, Arkansas (22–13) and coach Eric Musselman made it to the Sweet 16.

Thursday's West Region semifinal game between the Razorbacks and Saint Mary's or UConn will take place in Las Vegas.

After having a heart treatment on March 8 to unclog clogged arteries, Self has been with the Jayhawks (28-8) since they arrived.

In Des Moines and has participated in meetings and practices, but he still didn't feel well enough to coach a game.

The second half was when Davis scored 21 of his points. With 1:56 remaining, he fouled out.

Handing the ball to the seasoned Council, a transfer from Wichita State who scored nine of the Razorbacks' final 11 points. With 20 points, Jalen Wilson led the Jayhawks.

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