March 10, 2013
The Arkansas men performed admirably to win their first NCAA title since the departure of legendary coach John McDonnell.
The Razorbacks won 40* NCAA titles under coach McDonnell. (*The Razorbacks won 42 titles, 2 were vacated after the fact by the NCAA).
McDonnell’s accomplishments were legendary and he left big holes for coach Chris Bucknam to fill. Plus at the very least, there was some tension with alums with the departure of McDonnell, if not tension between McDonnell’s camp and Bucknam’s camp.
Bucknam and the Razorbacks got the job done in McDonnell fashion with clutch performances all around.
And afterwards, both Bucknam and McDonnell had kind words for one another. Outwardly all is well in Fayetteville. We’ll type up more on this during the week. In the meantime, there is a new biography out on coach McDonnell.
Interviews with both men below.