Arkansas Basketball, 1980s

While the 1984 season widely is remembered for Arkansas’ memorable upset of No. 1 North Carolina, two other moments stand out: the regular season finale against No. 2 Houston and Alvin Robertson recording the school’s first triple-double. The Cougars entered Barnhill having won 39 straight Southwest Conference games. Joe Klein had a terric game, forcing Houston’s star center, Akeem Olajuwon, to foul out as No. 12 Arkansas pulled the upset in a nationally televised game. The Cougars, however, avenged the loss a week later, edging Arkansas 57-56 in the SWC Tournament Championship.

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