NCAAB: #8 Arkansas vs #1 Kansas, Prediction and Odds (Mar 18)

  • The Round of 32 kicks off on Saturday.
  • Arkansas beat Illinois and Kansas topped Howard on Thursday.
  • The Jayhawks are trying to repeat as national champions.

Kansas and Arkansas battle it out in a tough matchup. The Jayhawks are trying to make another deep run, and Eric Musselman is aiming to get back into the Sweet 16.

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How to Watch

  • Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 5:15 PM ET
  • How to Watch: CBS


Game Preview

The Razorbacks topped Illinois on Thursday in the Round of 64 as Eric Musselman gets another tournament win.

Ricky Council IV scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Davonte Davis scored 16 points with 6 rebounds as the Razorbacks got the win against the Illini.

The Jayhawks battled Howard as Bill Self once again missed the game as he recovers from a procedure, and he should return to the sidelines soon.

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Nonetheless, Kansas did as expected and crushed Howard, 96-68/ Jalen Wilson scored 20 points with 7 rebounds and Gradey Dick added 19 with 11 rebounds and 5 assists, and the Jayhawks look every bit as dangerous as they did last year despite losing a ton of talent.

The Jayhawks’ 50-point first half made it difficult for Howard, and there is a lot to like about the Jayhawks.


The Razorbacks have a lot of things going their way, and Eric Musselman has had success in the NCAA Tournament. However, the Jayhawks played lights out on Thursday.

The Wells Fargo Center should be full of Jayhawks fans, making this even more difficult for Arkansas. The Jayhawks get the win and cover the spread en route to another Sweet 16 trip.



Matt is a sports fanatic and originally from sunny Southern California. He has covered multiple sports over the past half dozen years and also covers USC and Colorado sports as well as the Mountain West.

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