Arkansas State opened up a big lead, stunning the Razorbacks faithful inside Barnhill Arena. At halftime, the Indians led the Hogs by nine. Despite falling behind by 21 in the second half, the Hogs mounted a frenzied comeback and survived, 67-64, in overtime. The success was fleeting, however, as Arkansas was defeated in the second round by Nebraska. To date, the 1987 showdown was the last time Arkansas played Arkansas State in any sport.