FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (ArkansasRazorbacks.com) – Fans are invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Arkansas' 76-72 triumph over Duke in the National Championship game on April 4, 1994, this Friday through the team's Twitter account @RazorbackMBB.
Friday will mark the official 20th anniversary of the win and @RazorbackMBB will go back in time to 1994 and provide updates on Twitter as if it was gameday at the Charlotte Coliseum. Fans are encouraged to send tweets of their memories, photos of them at the game or in Fayetteville during the game to @RazorbackMBB and utilize the hashtag #Relive94.
Leading up to the 8:20 p.m. CT tip with Jim Nantz and Billy Packer on the call, @RazorbackMBB will provide pre-game graphics heading into the third-ever matchup between arguably the two most successful college basketball programs of the 1990s. The 1994 national title game was the first of two straight championship game appearances for Arkansas under head coach Nolan Richardson while it was Duke's fourth over a five-year span under Mike Krzyzewski.
Just before the game gets underway, @RazorbackMBB will send out a link to YouTube for fans to view the game and it will provide in-game updates.
Led by the sophomore All-American duo of Corliss Williamson (20.3 ppg) and Scotty Thurman (15.9 ppg), Arkansas entered the title game with a 30-3 record on the strength of per game averages 93.9 points and 20.4 assists. Fresh off a 70-65 win over another SEC foe Florida, Duke entered the showdown with a 28-5 mark behind ACC Player of the Year Grant Hill.