Arkansas also is smarting from a 15-point loss to No. 1 overall seed Kentucky in the SEC Tournament title game.
The Terriers (28-6) had to win the Southern Conference Tournament championship game to earn the league's automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
It wasn't easy, but Lee Skinner's 17 points and Eric Garcia's 15 helped the Terriers beat Furman 67-64 to capture their fourth tournament title in the last six seasons. Furman was just 11-22 but pulled off three upsets and nearly a fourth.