After watching the NCAA Tournament bracket announcement at the Arkansas Razorbacks watch party in Nashville it was decided to just keep on going to Greenville, S.C. instead of driving all the way back home and catching expensive flights next Wednesday.
Greenville is just about five hours from Nashville but other than driving through the Great Smoky Mountains there’s nothing that is going to make this look like a vacation. There’s nothing in this part of the country that is a vacation destination.
Probably the two oddest things about Arkansas going to Greenville as a No. 8 seed is South Carolina is going there as a No. 7 seed. The Gamecocks lost seven of their last nine, was beaten at Arkansas in Columbia and bowed out in their first game of the SEC Tournament.
And if the Hogs win they will play North Carolina, a No. 1 seed who they faced two years ago, the last time they were in the NCAA Tournament, and in 2008 their last appearance before 2015.