Davis’ late jumper gives Arkansas 72-70 over Oral Roberts

Final Four

By JOHN MARSHALL

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Davonte Davis hit a short jumper with 2.9 seconds left, and Arkansas advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in 26 years with a 72-70 win over Oral Roberts in the South Region semifinals. The Muss Buss grinded its gears through the first half into the second, bad shots and even worse defense putting the Razorbacks in a 12-point hole against the 15th-seeded Golden Eagles. Eric Musselman’s Razorbacks got their Pig Sooie 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.