Here’s the deal, tournament play is much more difficult than regular season games, because everyone is well aware what a loss means, and the teams that typically do well in tournament play, have exceptional depth.
Arkansas typically doesn’t do well in tournament play, because traditionally they get a big head, and take games for granted. For example, there’s no question Mizzou can knock out Arkansas in the Quarters next week, unless Arkansas is extremely focused on playing tough, physical, basketball in the paint. And then it becomes a game of who can get their bodies ready to roll on back to back games. Obviously Alabama will probably be in the Finals, and extremely fired up for round 3, if it’s Arkansas. Arkansas will have to play unbelievable basketball to take home the title.