Arkansas Basketball, 1970s

UA renovated Barnhill Fieldhouse ahead of the 1977 season, when Arkansas splashed onto the national scene. The renovations transformed Barnhill from dusty hangar to intimate basketball arena with cramped seating for 9,000. It was Arkansas’ fortress of solitude during Sutton’s 11-year tenure on The Hill. Between 1974 and 1985, Arkansas won 94% of its games inside Barnhill, which lead the nation and bested college basketball meccas like Rupp Arena, Pauley Pavilion and Freedom Hall.


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