COLUMBIA, Mo. — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said several times he didn’t know what to expect stepping back into Missouri Arena.
The Tigers’ former coach got his answer after a 93-63 loss in front of an announced crowd of 15,061 in Mizzou Arena. There were boos from the crowd during pregame introductions, an inspired Missouri team determined to collect payback for last month’s disappointment at Arkansas, and a loss that equaled his largest in two seasons with the Razorbacks.
FAYETTEVILLE — Mike Anderson received a standing ovation from the Arkansas crowd during the 2007-08 season, when the former Razorbacks assistant brought his Missouri team into Bud Walton Arena to play a nonconference game.
It’s safe to say his return trip to Columbia, Mo., with the Razorbacks won’t be as warm in Mizzou Arena tonight. In fact, Arkansas guard BJ Young has a pretty good idea of what type of reception is awaiting Anderson’s basketball program.
FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas baseball team has played 12 games in Arizona dating back to its early-season series against Arizona State in 2008.
The Razorbacks’ success rate – two wins – hasn’t been good. So one day after Arkansas went 0-4 during the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz., coach Dave Van Horn finally said enough was enough.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema spent his first two months on the job jetting around the country, visiting prospects from coast to coast as he put together the Razorbacks’ 2013 signing class.
There was only a slight change of plans in February.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forced Kentucky into several mistakes and converted them a few into easy buckets in the first half.
The Razorbacks were surprisingly strong on the offensive glass, too, muscling their way to extra possessions against a team sporting a much bigger frontcourt.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas high school basketball fans will see a familiar face when the Razorbacks play Kentucky at 3 p.m. today.
Former Sylvan Hills guard Archie Goodwin, who was one of the nation’s top high school prospects last season, will be in Bud Walton Arena trying to lead the Wildcats to a win against Arkansas. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Friday it could be a challenging homecoming for the talented freshman.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas and Kentucky won’t be battling each other for Southeastern Conference supremacy in Bud Walton Arena this afternoon.
But Arkansas coach Mike Anderson made one thing clear Thursday: This early March meeting between once-intense rivals still carries plenty of significance.
Arkansas Media Relations
SURPRISE, Ariz. – James McDonald had a pair of hits and drove in two runs to lead No. 25 Arizona State to a 3-2 win over No. 2 Arkansas on Thursday night at Surprise Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas guard BJ Young went to LSU expecting a bounce back performance after going 0-for-8 from the field in last Saturday’s loss at Florida.
The sophomore didn’t go without a field goal once again Wednesday night.
The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La.— Charles Carmouche scored a season-high 26 points, and LSU held on for a 65-60 victory over Arkansas after nearly squandering a 22-point lead Wednesday night.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas junior Ryne Stanek is regarded as one of the best pitchers in college baseball and has preseason All-America honors to prove it.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander also is considered a prime prospect for the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft later this summer. His stature as the staff’s ace during his final season at Arkansas is one reason the Razorbacks carry NCAA title hopes.
FAYETTEVILLE — Third-ranked Arkansas will travel west today, heading to Arizona to play in the six-team Coca-Cola Classic beginning Thursday.
And the Razorbacks (7-1) remain optimistic they’ll be at full strength for the first time this season during their four games at Sunrise Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas basketball team has a nickname for Anthlon Bell.
The Razorbacks call the freshman “shoot soon.”