Arkansas Basketball, 1940s

Lambert coached Arkansas from 1943 to 1949. Never winning more than 19 games in a season, Lambert’s Hogs managed to capture to SWC titles (1944, 1949), qualified for two NCAA Tournaments, and reached the Final Four in 1945. Arkansas was invited to the 1944 tournament but had to withdraw after a car accident killed an assistant coach and severely injured two players. Eventual champion Utah replaced Arkansas in the tournament.

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