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Hogs still awaiting Portis, Qualls decisions

FAYETTEVILLE — The mood in the basement level of Bud Walton Arena was chipper Friday. An April visitation may have been preferable for Mike Anderson, but considering the circumstances, the air was lighter than it has been in three previous years in early spring.

Former UAPB players invited to ASG

Marcell Mosley seemed to cap his Arkansas-Pine Bluff career in the best possible way, scoring a career-high 34 points and reaching the 1,000-point club in a victory over Mississippi Valley State, but now he has one more chance to represent his school.

Again, in the tournament, Hogs will face Heels

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Michael Qualls grows weary of the questions. He’s the best quote on the Arkansas basketball team and its second best player. Lately, he’s even been first-best. It’s not that he’d rather his game to do the talking. He’d simply prefer avoiding the canned queries.

Razorbacks survive late-night madness

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With disappointment lingering, the SEC Player of the Year struggling and an upset brewing, it was a best-player-turned-role player who lifted Arkansas to its first NCAA Tournament win in eight years.

Kentucky’s odds with a twist

LITTLE ROCK — Kentucky’s unprecedented favoritism to win the NCAA Tournament is reflected in creative wagers offered to those who want to make a big-picture bet on the Wildcats but are not interested in the miniscule odds available on Kentucky to win the whole kit and kaboodle.