That's a Razorback squad led by Nolan Richardson that went 30-5 overall, 14-2 in Southwest Conference play and ripped through Princeton, Dayton, North Carolina and Texas to get to Denver for the college basketball's final weekend.
"It was a great team that really got the ball rolling for our program," Richardson said. "It was one that had a great season and took us up the ladder one more step to the promised land."
Several team members attended Friday's luncehon, including starting guards Lee Mayberry and Arlyn Bowers and reserves Darrell Hawkins, Cannon Whitby, Shawn Davis, Clyde Fletcher and NWA Tip-Off Club organizer and former Razorback assistant coach Wayne Stehlik.
All-American forward Todd Day missed the event because his flight was canceled and center Oliver Miller was unable to make it because he is playing basketball in South America.
Miller and Mario Credit split time at center while Lenzie Howell was the other starter at forward.
"The 1990 team was the one responsible for getting Bud Walton Arena built," Stehlik said.
It also was the team that truly introduced the college basketball world to Richardson's "40 Minutes of Hell" style.
"This was a team that showed people how to play the game the 21st century way and we had the talent to do it," Stehlik said. "We had tough kids who wanted to play that way. We also had kids that could pull up from about anywhere and bury it, which does help."
Mayberry was certainly one of those.
"My four years that I played here were great," Mayberry said. "I played (NBA basketball) in Milwaukee for four years, Vancouver for a year and Orlando for a year, but nothing was better than the time I had here playing for Coach Richardson and the Arkansas fans. It was the best four years of my life, not only on the court, but off the basketball court as well."
Each of the players on hand told stories of the team, including several about Richardson.
That included his ill-fated attempt to kick a trash can during halftime and instead hitting a chalkboard and falling to the floor.
"Not a single person laughed or reacted," Davis said. "At least until he walked out."
Bowers, now a firefighter in Memphis, noted that Richardson was so tough on his players that Bowers would hear the theme from "Jaws" or "Godzilla" in his head whenever he drew the ire of his coach.
"Coach Richardson was the worst person in the world to see when he was mad," Bowers said. "…I still straighten up when I see him today."
Richardson got off an elevator one night to find some of his players partying at the hotel with some Texas A&M fraternity members.
"We were so scared about what he might do that we went out and beat A&M by 40 points," Davis said.
Hawkins is now an assistant coach at Houston under former Texas head coach and Richardson rival Tom Penders.
"Everything I do in coaching right now is to uplift you (Richardson), the greatest coach ever in college basketball," Hawkins said. "I will keep doing it in your honor."
Hawkins said he grew to hate the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" because Richardson would drive his van around and turn it up while his team was running.
"That is a song I still hate to this day because of that," Hawkins said.
Whitby's long-distance shooting led a rally past Arkansas State in an NIT game back in 1987 at Barnhill Arena.
Many are certain that win kept Richardson from being fired in his second season.
"I still have people in Jonesboro, Arkansas, who hate me," Whitby said.
Whitby was part of Richardson's first recruiting class, which also included Ron Huery and the late Larry Marks, who was represented by his son Tyler Haskins, a junior basketball player from Farmington.
"We were all from Tennessee and very honored to be in Coach Richardson's first recruiting class," Whitby said. "It all turned out pretty well for us."