Arkansas Basketball, 1970s

Arkansas also returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1977 — the Hogs’ first postseason appearance since 1958. Wake Forest outlasted Arkansas in the opening round, 86-80. Despite the season’s abrupt climax, the Hogs had established a successful foundation around a star trio — nicknamed “The Triplets” — and a bevy of role players. The stage was set for 1978 to be a banner year.


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