There will be no repeat in March Madness.
The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks are headed home after being upset by No. 8 Arkansas, 72-71, in the second round.
Kansas led by as many as 12 points, but Arkansas responded with an 18-5 run to take a one-point lead, their first since it was 2-0.
Both teams exchanged buckets with no one being able to increase their lead by more than four points at a time for several minutes.
The game was tied at 65 with 1:07 to go with the ball in the Razorbacks’ possession, and a tip-in gave them a two-point lead. The Jayhawks drew a foul in the double-bonus, though, and Jalen Wilson made both with 39.0 seconds left to tie it up again.
Ricky Council IV drew a foul with 23.7 to go, but he only made one of two. However, Arkansas got the offensive board, and Council IV again went to the line after a shooting foul. With 20.4 left, he drilled both to make it a three-point game.
Kansas called their final timeout with 16.1 left, and they opted for a layup, which a foul was called. Wilson made both to cut their deficit to one, but they had to foul Council IV and make him shoot a pair of free throws with 7.1 left. He hit both, and a blocking foul put Kansas back on the line. Wilson made the first, and he tried to miss the second but banked it in. Arkansas was able to keep the ball away for the final three seconds to win and advance.
Davonte Davis finished with 25 points, 21 of them in the second half.
Arkansas will face the winner of No. 4 UConn and No. 5 St. Mary’s in the next round.
Half the one-seeds are now eliminated after No. 1 Purdue were the victims of the largest upset in tournament history to No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday.