Arkansas vs Gonzaga 3/24/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/23/2022 at 7:05 PM ET

The Arkansas Razorbacks head into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for a matchup against the Gonzaga Bulldogs Arkansas comes into the Sweet 16 following two 5 point victories after a 53-48 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. The Arkansas defense was on full display against New Mexico State as the Razorbacks held the Aggies to 34% shooting and forced 19 turnovers leading to the victory.

KD Notae carried the Arkansas offense posting a team high 18 points to go along with eight steals in 31 minutes of action. Jaylin Williams chipped in 10 points and 15 rebounds, while Chris Lykes led the way with seven points in nine minutes off the bench.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs come into the Sweet 16 running hot following a win over Memphis on Saturday. The Gonzaga offense carried the load against Memphis as the Bulldogs made 51.7% of their shots to score 82 points in the game including 51 in the second half to erase a 10 point halftime deficit.

National player of the year candidate Drew Timme exploded against Memphis with 25 points and 14 rebounds in 36 minutes on the floor. Andrew Nembhard was the motor for Gonzaga with 23 points and a team high 5 assists and Rasir Bolton added 17 points in 33 minutes.

This game has all the makings to be the best game of the weekend as two elite teams will square off. Gonzaga is the best offensive team left in the tournament and Arkansas is one of the top defensive teams. Look for Arkansas to use their depth and athleticism too slow the Gonzaga offense enough to get the cover. Final Score Prediction, Gonzaga Bulldogs win but the Arkansas Razorbacks cover 77-71.

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