The No. 7-seeded Razorback men’s basketball team (23-12, 10-8) did not know it was about to play its last 40 minutes on a court this season March 16 in Detroit. Yet, that’s exactly what happened following the Hogs’ upset loss to No.10 Butler, 79-62, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Razorback senior guard Anton Beard drove into the paint, got blocked attempting a layup and fell hard to the floor. He remained on the floor for a few seconds, clutching his ankle, before his teammates carried him to the bench. His night was over, but for his former high school teammate, it …