March Madness 2023: How Arkansas' persistence, poise led to the demise of defending champion Kansas

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the middle of what would eventually become a joyous Arkansas locker room, Keith Smart had scrawled a cryptic message on the dry erase board at halftime.
It didn't make much sense at the time. After 20 minutes in the West Regional second-round game, No. 8 seed Arkansas was down eight to No. 1 seed Kansas, the defending national champions. And the…

This story appeared on, 2023-03-19.
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