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Breaking: No. 1 Overall Seed Gonzaga Knocked Off By 4th-Seeded Arkansas

An Arkansas player celebrates a big play against Gonzaga.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 24: Kamani Johnson #20 of the Arkansas Razorbacks reacts against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second half in the Sweet Sixteen round game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chase Center on March 24, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

This will not be the year that Gonzaga finally breaks through. The Bulldogs, who were the No. 1 overall seed in the men's NCAA Tournament, were just eliminated by Arkansas in the Sweet 16.

The fourth-seeded Razorbacks led 32-29 at halftime and after falling behind briefly at the beginning of the second half, retook the lead for good at 34-33 with 18:10 remaining. Guard JD Notae (21 points) paced Arkansas, with forwards Trey Wade and Jaylin Williams adding 15 points apiece.

This is the first time the Razorbacks have been to back-to-back Elite Eights since 1994 and 1995. They won the national title and finished as the runner-up respectively in those years.

As for the 'Zags, it's another heartbreaking ending to an outstanding season. They've been a No. 1 seed five times under head coach Mark Few and have never won the national championship, though they did finish second last year and in 2017.

With the win, Arkansas moves on to the West regional final on Saturday night. They will play the winner of Duke-Texas Tech, which will get underway momentarily.

A win in that game would move the Razorbacks into the Final Four for the first time in 27 years.