Arkansas Basketball, 1940s

Arkansas and Rice tied for the SWC crown in 1942, but the Owls — who split the season series with the Hogs and had the better overall record — were invited to the NCAA Tournament. Rose, above left, subsequently left the program for a head coaching position at Stephen F. Austin. He handed the program reigns to assistant and former player Eugene Lambert, above right. An Arkansas native, Lambert played football and basketball at Arkansas from 1927-30 and brought a mix of college and high school coaching experience to the Hill.

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