Between “The Triplets” and “40 Minutes of Hell,” Arkansas was a no-brainer for the greatest college basketball programs of all time.
The Razorbacks, behind their six Final Four appearances, 1,473 wins, 26 regular-season conference titles, 29 NCAA tournament berths and a host of NBA players produced, ended up No. 17 on this list.
They don’t excel in any one area, but they don’t lag behind anyone either, which is the main reason the Hogs are in the top 20. If not for the dropoff in the last 10 years, they’d be higher.
Still, when it comes to college basketball, Arkansas has two things going for it that few other schools have:
A true shining moment from the Big Dance in Scotty Thurman’s rainbow 3-pointer over Duke’s Tony Lang that sealed the school’s lone NCAA title.
A jaw-dropping Sports Illustrated cover of a ready-to-throw-down-a-rim-rattling-dunk Sidney Moncreif that helped introduce Arkansas hoops to the rest of the world… [read more]