The Pirates will play in South Carolina against the SEC school; the winner will likely meet North Carolina.
Arkansas (25-9, 12-6) has won eight of their last ten games and they have two mutual opponents: they won at South Carolina 83-76 in February and lost to Florida twice.
Seton Hall (21-11, 10-8) of course last played in the 8-9 game back in 2004 when they took down a bunch of future NBAers and Arizona before getting overwhelmed by 1-seed Duke in Raleigh, practically a home game. This year’s venue will certainly favor North Carolina in the second round.
The only time these two schools met back in 2010, Arkansas frustrated Seton hall and won 71-62 on a neutral court in Louisville despite 24 points from Jordan Theodore.
As a nine-seed, the Hall could have also saw itself land in Tulsa against Miami in the Kansas pod or in Salt Lake City against Northwestern in the Gonzaga bracket.
Kevin Willard, Khadeen Carrington, and Angel Deglado will speak to media at 7:30.