LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 23: Nick Smith Jr. #3 of the Arkansas Razorbacks drives to the net against the Connecticut Huskies in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 23, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

8. Arkansas Razorbacks vs. 4. UConn Huskies

From the beginning to the end, UConn was just too big and strong for Arkansas. The Huskies’ 88-65 win is their third straight blowout win. This team is starting to play like a team capable of winning its fifth national title.

The Huskies won their first two games by a combined total of 86-49.

Arkansas was no match for the Huskies, they never trailed and led by as many as 29 points. The Huskies shot 57.4% from the field and Arkansas shot 31.7%. They also got dominated on the boards losing that battle 43-31 and they got outscored in the paint 42-24.

“They’ve got a real complete team, probably the most complete team in the country,” Arkansas guard Ricky Council IV.

Adama Sonogo scored 18 points, he has scored 71 points in 75 minutes in the tournament so far. He also pulled down eight rebounds which is a hassle for the defense to prepare for.

This team has everything to get to Houston but their toughest test awaits them with Gonzaga looking to get back to the Final Four.

2. UCLA Bruins vs. 3. Gonzaga Bulldogs

Another game-of-the-year candidate as the Zags take down the Bruins in the final seconds 79-76. Jamie Jaquez led his team with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Drew Timmie led the Zags with 36 points, scoring at least 20 points in 10 games in the NCAA tournament.

UCLA led by 13 at the half but an 11-minute field goal drought helped Gonzaga take a 10-point lead with 2:40 left. The Bruins would not go away easily though.

Jamie Jaquez would hit a three and a layup to cut the lead down to 71-74 with 45 seconds left. Timmie missed free throws on the other end and that led to an Armani three to put the Bruins up 76-75.

After a Gonzaga timeout, Hunter Sallis drove the ball to the top of the key with Julian Strawther trailing him. Sallis turns around and gives him a drop pass and Strawther hits a three from the March Madness logo. He put the Zags up by one.

“That’s Jay Wright’s play that he used in Villanova-Carolina, the championship,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

Next possession UCLA guard Tyger Campbell got the ball stolen and was forced to foul Strawther. He hit 1 of 2 of his free throws giving UCLA one more chance but Campbell’s last shot was off.

The Zags will play one of the most complete teams in the country in UConn on Saturday.

Unique Barware That Makes Your Home Bar The Party Spot

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If you love entertaining at home then you know how important it is to have the necessary items. For many folks that means barware. Now some people like to have the standard glasses and such, but I’m all for unique items. That’s why I’ve put together this list of unique barware that will help you make your home bar the absolute party spot for your friends. 

  • 1) Tequila Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

    These Himalayan salt shot glasses are perfect for the tequila lovers out there. No need for salt on the back of the hand, just add a little lime wedge on the side and you’re all set.

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  • 2) Dragon Glassware Diamond Tumblers

    Talk about uniqueness! This design allows your whiskey to aerate as it is poured and swirled inside the glass. You’ll definitely impress your friends who love nice fullbodied liquor.

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  • 3) Octopus Martini Glasses

    How fun are these? You’ll definitely feel like you’re someplace tropical with these fun martini glasses.  

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  • 4) Party Animal Pint Glass

    If you love having parties are home why wouldn’t you want these party animal glasses? Plus they just make us laugh. I mean those animals do look like they’re having fun.

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  • 5) Birth Month Wine Glasses

    Where are my winos at?! These lovely wine glasses feature your birth month’s flower. This would be fun for a birthday party or just to have some really unique “un-stemware.” 

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  • 6) MLB Park Glasses

    Do you love baseball? You’re seriously going to love these lowball glasses. Even if you can’t find your home team there are some very iconic stadiums and ballparks, like Wrigley Field and Dodger’s Stadium, that would make a great addition to your home bar.

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  • 7) Glass Barrel Motorcycle Decanter

    Having a cool decanter is one way to upgrade your home bar. This one features a really cool motorcycle in the center. So for any of you bikers out there this might be a fun option. 

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  • 8) Shakespearean Insult Shot Glasses

    They may not be today’s insults, but they sure do make you laugh. And if you’re taking shots of out them there will most likely come a time when you think they are hilarious.

  • 9) Barbie Coaster

    “Come on, Barbie, let’s go party!” Now, these might not be for everyone, but I love these! The hot pink fits my personality really well and I could easily see myself using these all the time. 

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    Love Bloody Mary’s but can’t remember how to make them? No worries, these glasses not only will hold your Bloody Mary, but will help you make them. 

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  • 11) Large Skull Ice Tray

    Well this is one way to make things unique. The fun shaped ice trays are all the rage. And these skull ice trays are wonderful. If you love some weird and cool things for your bar this is a great option for you. 

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