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Bahn: Wonder What To Expect From UA Basketball? Glance At Razorbacks' Team Photo

by Chris Bahn 10/11/2012 8:08 pm

Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson has plenty of Razorbacks at his disposal this season. A slumping player, an offensive liability or defensive loafer won’t be left on the floor simply because there’s nobody left on the bench.

Wade, Clarke Lead Razorbacks To Easy Victory In Italian Tour Exhibition Opener

by UA Media Relations 8/13/2012 9:30 am

Junior Mardracus Wade scored 24 points in 18 minutes while junior transfer Coty Clarke scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team to a 129-87 victory over Amici del Campetto in the first of four exhibition contests for the Razorbacks in Italy.

Full-Court Press: LSU 70, Arkansas 54

by 3/8/2012 3:27 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: Offensive struggles really caught up with the Razorbacks, who posted their lowest point total of the season. They shot 35.8 percent against LSU and were outrebounded 41-28. Arkansas, which had its greatest offensive success in transition this year, managed zero fast-break points against the Tigers. Early on the Razorbacks forced turnovers — including nine in the first 10 minutes of the opening half — but the defensive intensity seemed to wane after halftime. When forced into a slower tempo the Razorbacks displayed little patience or movement on offense.

Razorbacks Hope To Keep Season Alive With Victory Against LSU In SEC Tournament

by Chris Bahn 3/7/2012 2:57 pm

Mike Anderson has made the stakes clear to his Arkansas basketball team. Beat No. 8 seed LSU at noon Thursday in the opening round of the SEC Tournament and the season continues for the ninth-seeded Razorbacks. Lose to the Tigers and Arkansas is likely done for the year.

Former Razorback Coach John Pelphrey Set To Make Return To Fayetteville With Florida

by The Associated Press 2/17/2012 8:47 pm

Arkansas (17-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) is undefeated in Bud Walton Arena this season, with wins over three ranked teams. The Razorbacks will face their most difficult test yet when they host No. 14 Florida (20-6, 8-3) on Saturday, with their former coach on hand for the first time. John Pelphrey is now an assistant with the Gators.

AP: Razorbacks Remain Winless On The Road, Lose 81-59 At Georgia

by The Associated Press 2/8/2012 10:05 pm

Gerald Robinson scored a career-high 27 points and Georgia ended a four-game losing streak by beating Arkansas 81-59 on Wednesday night to keep the Razorbacks winless on the road. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18 points as Georgia (11-12, 2-7 Southeastern Conference) won its first game since beating Tennessee in overtime on Jan. 18. The Bulldogs took the lead by scoring 15 unanswered points in the first half and added a 12-0 run in the second half.

AP: Razorbacks Look To Improve 15-0 Bud Walton Arena Record With Surging Vanderbilt Visiting

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 1/31/2012 10:06 am

Arkansas (15-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) has yet to lose in Fayetteville this season, including wins over a pair of ranked teams — then-No. 15 Mississippi State and No. 20 Michigan. The 15-0 mark is the best for the school since it had the same mark for the entire 1997-98 season, during which first-year coach Mike Anderson was an assistant for the Razorbacks under former coach Nolan Richardson. The only other Arkansas squad to finish a season undefeated in the arena was the 1993-94 national championship team.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 56, Auburn 53

by Chris Bahn 1/25/2012 11:31 pm

It sure wasn’t offense that won this game for Arkansas, though the Razorbacks did hit some big shots down the stretch. Defensive effort was key against Auburn as 21 turnovers by the Tigers yielded 21 points for Arkansas. The Razorbacks improved to 15-0 at Bud Walton Arena and survived a second consecutive game that went down to the final buzzer.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 69, LSU 60

by Chris Bahn 1/15/2012 7:43 am

Why Arkansas Won: Coach Mike Anderson described the defensive effort as “great” and the Razorbacks hit 9 of 18 shots from behind the 3-point line. Those two factors were significant in Arkansas (13-5, 2-1) knocking off LSU (11-6, 1-1) and remaining undefeated at Bud Walton Arena. It was a crucial rebound for a young, inexperienced team after suffering a road loss at Ole Miss earlier in the week. LSU committed 16 turnovers and shot just 34.8 percent from the field to aid the Arkansas victory.

Razorbacks Looking To Duplicate Home Success On The Road

by The Associated Press 1/11/2012 1:06 pm

Mike Anderson is well aware of how difficult road life can be in the Southeastern Conference, even in his first season back at Arkansas. The Razorbacks coach remembers all too well the struggles Arkansas faced on the road in the SEC, even when the program was one of the tops in the country.

Wade, Mickelson Lead Razorbacks Past Texas Southern

by The Associated Press 12/30/2011 10:19 pm

Mardracus Wade scored 18 points to lead Arkansas to a 77-49 victory against Texas Southern on Friday night. Wade made four 3-pointers. The sophomore guard is shooting 49.2 percent from beyond the arc this season for the Razorbacks (10-3), who won their fifth straight.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 71, E. Kentucky 57

by Doc Harper 12/21/2011 8:40 am

Arkansas (7-3) made 14 more free throws than the Colonels (7-6), and won the game by 14 points. Most of that difference came in the first half, when the Razorbacks connected on 17 of 18 attempts from the stripe and built a lead that was never threatened in the second half.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 97, MVSU 64

by Chris Bahn 12/1/2011 7:30 am

Balanced scoring, tough defense and limited turnovers were again keys to success for Arkansas (5-1). Mississippi Valley State (1-6) gave up runs of 18-3, 11-0, 11-2 and 9-2 to the Razorbacks. Arkansas placed five players in double figures, paced by 20 from Mardracus Wade. Even walk-on Kikko Haydar finished with four points, and 10 of 11 Razorbacks put points on the board. Arkansas blocked seven shots and forced the Devils into 15 turnovers, while committing just 11 of their own.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 67, Utah Valley 59

by Chris Bahn 11/23/2011 8:01 am

A 13-1 run to close the game helped Arkansas (3-1) avoid a loss to Utah Valley (3-2). Before the scoring spree the Razorbacks trailed 58-54 and appeared to be on their way to a second consecutive loss. Defense helped the Razorbacks prevail in a game in which they shot 33.3 percent. Despite the poor shooting, Arkansas was able to get 18 points from BJ Young, 14 from Julysses Nobles and 11 from Mardracus Wade.

Full-Court Press: Houston 87, Arkansas 78

by Jim Harris 11/18/2011 10:05 pm

Houston was caught up in Arkansas' frantic pace for much of the first half and trailed 34-26 with 3 minutes left in the first half, but from that point the Cougars calmed down and outscored the Razorbacks 35-13 to take control with less than 12 minutes to play. Houston then withstood a furious Arkansas rally, when the Hogs went to a lineup with no player taller than 6-foot-5 freshman Ky Madden, by converting offensive rebounds for baskets and making its free throws late to pull away to the nine-point win. The Hogs had cut a 15-point deficit to four, 72-68, before running out of gas in the final four minutes in falling at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena.

Full-Court Press: Arkansas 91, Oakland 68

by Chris Bahn 11/16/2011 10:37 pm

Why Arkansas Won: Balanced scoring and efficient offense helped the Razorbacks take and maintain control against Oakland, an NCAA Tournament team the past two seasons. Marshawn Powell led Arkansas (2-0) with 20 points, but five other players scored at least 10 as the Razorbacks shot 53.6 percent from the floor.

Dave Barr: Plenty Of Good Guards In SEC, Including On The Razorbacks' Roster

by Dave Barr, Hog Sports Radio 11/11/2011 12:30 pm

If you’re looking for a reason to be optimistic as Arkansas enters a basketball season sure to be full of growing pains, consider that college games are won in March with guards, and Arkansas has an abundance of players who can push the rock and defend.

Anderson Renews "Scribes" Versus "Vibes" Rivalry For Razorback Red-White Game

by Chris Bahn 10/25/2011 4:03 pm

Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson is turning over his team to print and TV personalities who cover the Razorbacks on a regular basis. ArkansasSports360.com will be well represented on the bench Sunday. Below is an explanation of the draft process and how the teams break down.

Jim Harris' Notebook: Nonconference Schedule Should Suit Fans and Anderson's Young Team; TV Games, Recruiting News

by Jim Harris 8/16/2011 3:00 pm

With defending champion UConn, resurgent Michigan, James Dickey's Houston Cougars and North Carolina-Charlotte headlining the Arkansas Razorbacks' nonconference basketball schedule, first-year coach Mike Anderson's young team will be challenged aplenty to justify a few cupcakes thrown in.

Harris: Time to Focus on Hogs Who Are Sticking With Anderson's Program

by Jim Harris 6/29/2011 2:55 pm

Can we agree, enough has been said about Rotnei Clarke, Jeff Peterson or Glenn Bryant? When the next Arkansas Razorback basketball player says he can't see himself fitting in with Mike Anderson's program, wish him well and move on. Don't forget the players already in the program who are looking forward to representing the Hog Nation this season, Anderson's first since returning to the campus he spent 17 years as Nolan Richardson's assistant.