It's like a high school version of the NCAA Tournament, with great teams from all over the country vying to be the champions of Real Deal in the Rock.
This is not about politics. It is about the future of college athletics in Arkansas if Act 562 is not amended to forbid firearms at sporting events.
For 40 minutes, it was two of the most storied basketball programs in college basketball going at it like heavyweights with multiple titles on the line.
As the Southeastern Conference was having a perfect night, going three for three in the NCAA Tournament, there was one guy watching with an interest different than a fan.
Tonight is another chance for SEC basketball to take a step out of the football shadow it lives in.
Anyone who predicted Villanova would be out and the ACC would only have North Carolina left would have been regarded as nuttier than a Louisiana pecan tree.
It has been years in the planning and on Friday it becomes a reality: Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs celebrates the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
They were a really nice couple, and, by the time South Carolina beat Duke late Sunday night, wished they had stayed at the arena to help yell for the Gamecocks.
In the end the North Carolina Tar Heels dominated in two key areas, rebounding and officiating.
It is more than a challenge; it is an opportunity.