Arkansas-Butler: Live updates, score, analysis for NCAA Tournament (March 16, 2018)

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DETROIT — Arkansas basketball is facing Butler in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16 at approximately 3:19 p.m. ET inside Little Caesars Arena.

The Razorbacks (23-11) were an at-large selection to the field and are the No. 7 seed in the East Region. The Bulldogs (20-13) were also an at-large selection and the No. 10 seed in the region.

Arkansas is in the tournament for a second straight year and for the third time in the past seasons under coach Mike Anderson. The Hogs earned a berth in the field in large part by winning eight of their final 11 games.

2018 NCAA Tournament: Arkansas-Butler live updates

  • For whatever it’s worth: Arkansas seemed very relaxed and confident before the game. They don’t seem tense and definitely don’t look overwhelmed by the stakes of the tournament. That was true both at shootaround this morning and during pregame.

2018 NCAA Tournament: Arkansas-Butler Game info, details

  • Time: Tip-off is at approximately 2:19 p.m. CT on Friday, March 16
  • Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

2018 NCAA Tournament: TV info for Arkansas-Butler

The game can be seen on truTV. Here is the truTV listing for three major cable providers:

You can also click here for an online streaming option.

2018 NCAA Tournament: Radio info for Arkansas-Butler

The game will air on the Razorbacks Sports Network. Check local listings.

2018 NCAA Tournament: Live stats info for Arkansas-Butler

Live stats for the game can be found here.

2018 NCAA Tournament: Arkansas-Butler quick preview

The matchup with mark the second meeting between Arkansas and Butler. The first was played in 1931, a Butler victory.

Arkansas was in danger of missing the tournament a little more than a month ago. But after winning eight of its final 11 games, Arkansas was not among the bubble teams nervously awaiting the field to be announced on Selection Sunday.

Butler is making its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs enter having lost six of their last nine games, though three of those defeats have come against either Villanova or Xavier. Both of those fellow Big East programs are a No. 1 seed in the tournament field.

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