Arkansas ended Kansas's dreams of repeating as the men’s NCAA tournament champions on Saturday, pulling off a stunning upset of the No. 1 seed in the West region of the bracket. No one was more fired up over the statement win than head coach Eric Musselman.
The Razorbacks coach celebrated with fans by jumping onto the scorers table and removing his shirt while soaking in the victory. Musselman waved his shirt around in his hand while pumping his fists in what was a hilariously wild display from the 58-year-old, who had just earned one of the biggest wins of his coaching career.
With Bill Self unavailable to coach the Jayhawks, the No. 1 seed was stunned in dramatic fashion. The 72–71 defeat makes Kansas the second No. 1 seed to be bounced from the tournament after Purdue was taken down by Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday.
Clearly, the win means a lot to the players, and even more to the head coach.
With Arkansas bound for the Sweet 16, one can only imagine the level of celebration that will go down if they continue their dream run in the Big Dance.