Arkansas Basketball, 1970s

The Hogs were a No. 2 seed in the 1979 NCAA Tournament. They rolled passed Weber State and Louisville to set up a top-five showdown against Larry Bird and No. 1 Indiana State. The game was close early on and Arkansas held a two-point lead at the half. Bird, who had been scoring at will, was limited to just four points after Moncrief switched to him. In the waning minutes, Arkansas’ U.S. Reed was called for traveling — Hogs fans argue he was tripped — and Indiana State’s Bob Heaton hit a last-second shot to propel the Sycamores to the Final Four.

Sports Illustrated

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