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Young And Powell Named All-SEC, Razorbacks Picked To Finish Fifth

by Chris Bahn 10/23/2012 9:07 am

Arkansas was picked to finish fifth in the Southeastern Conference and guard BJ Young was named as a first-team all-SEC pick by media. Forward Marshawn Powell, who is coming off a knee injury, was named second team.

Razorbacks Provide Quick Glimpse Of 'Fastest 40 Minutes'

by 10/13/2012 6:57 am

The Arkansas basketball team wasted no time establishing its identity on Friday during a 20-minute Primetime at the Palace scrimmage. Only three seconds had elapsed when sophomore guard BJ Young scored the game’s first basket. His quick-strike bucket came on a designed play from Coach Mike Anderson.

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.

Jim Harris: Razorback Basketball Team Will Face Challenging Gauntlet

by Jim Harris 9/5/2012 3:02 pm

In all the talk and worry about Arkansas football, you may have missed the release of the full Arkansas basketball schedule. Now, you want to talk about a team that has its hands full — Mike Anderson has loaded up a young team coming off 18 victories with challenges from start to finish.

Anderson Pleased With Powell, Razorback Newcomers

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 8/22/2012 3:01 pm

Mike Anderson was every bit as excited to see Arkansas on the court during a recent trip to Italy as he was the sights. The Razorbacks coach liked what he saw on both accounts, most notably from a talented group of newcomers and the progress of junior Marshawn Powell — who missed most of last season after tearing a ligament in his right knee last November.

Marshawn Powell Cleared For Return As Razorbacks Prepare For Tour Of Italy

by Chris Bahn 8/9/2012 4:03 pm

Marshawn Powell has been cleared to play with Arkansas on its exhibition trip to Italy. How much playing time he’ll get is unknown, but the forward will be happy with whatever he gets after missing 31 of 33 games last season with a knee injury. Powell is anxious to get back on the court.

Powell Practicing With Razorbacks, QB Mitchell Listed On Current Basketball Roster

by Chris Bahn 7/30/2012 4:15 pm

Marshawn Powell was on the floor with Arkansas when practice began on Monday. He’s expected to work out with the Razorbacks as they prepare for an August exhibition trip to Italy, but his status for games has not been determined.

Anderson Says Marshawn Powell Continues Work Toward July Return For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 5/30/2012 9:48 am

Marshawn Powell remains on track for a July return. Powell’s rehab is going well and Coach Mike Anderson said full contact is on the horizon for the junior forward. Powell was injured prior to the third game of last season.

Razorback Forward Marshawn Powell 'On Target' For Full Contact In July

by Chris Bahn 5/8/2012 2:07 pm

Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell should be cleared for full contact in July. Coach Mike Anderson said during a Razorback Club appearance in Manila that Powell’s rehab is going well and the junior forward is on target for full recovery. Powell suffered a season-ending knee injury in November, just two games into the 2011-12 season.

Jim's Notebook: Anderson, Basketball Hogs Still Recruiting, Scheduling

by Jim Harris 5/3/2012 2:24 pm

It seemed to fly under the radar in Arkansas, but one of Mike Anderson's big-man targets for the current recruiting class opted to go elsewhere. D.J. Bennett, a 6-foot-9 post player out of Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, recently chose to join Lon Kruger's Oklahoma Sooners. But Arkansas is still looking far and wide for a big man, even in other continents.

Anderson Sees 'Toughness' As An Area Where Razorbacks Need To Improve In Offseason

by Chris Bahn 3/22/2012 4:15 pm

Arkansas basketball Coach Mike Anderson is searching for the same thing from returning and incoming players. Toughness. Anderson wants more of it in all facets from his returning players this offseason. He’s looking for more of it on the recruiting trail too.

Bahn: Razorbacks Lost Games Late, But Anderson Didn't Lose The Team

by Chris Bahn 3/9/2012 3:47 pm

We all saw the lack of victories over the final month of the season. That’s indisputable. Forever we’ll be able to pull out an Arkansas media guide and see that a team that started 16-6 ended up 18-14 with a first-round loss in the SEC Tournament. You saw it. I saw it. Coach Mike Anderson saw it. What we didn’t see, though, was a team that quit on its coach. How quickly people seem to have forgotten what that actually looks like.

Nolan Richardson Says Razorbacks' Lack of Talent Evident 'Right Off The Bat'

by Chris Bahn 3/8/2012 2:46 pm

Nolan Richardson got several good looks at the Arkansas basketball team this year. He took in multiple games at Bud Walton Arena and the national championship winning coach was in New Orleans for Thursday’s 70-54 loss to LSU. Not that Richardson needed his front row seat in the opening round of the SEC Tournament to know what ails the Razorbacks.

Bahn: Injuries Limit Powell's Contributions, But Young Razorbacks Can Learn From Him

by Chris Bahn 2/21/2012 4:40 pm

Marshawn Powell can’t help Arkansas on the floor. But here’s hoping a few of the current Razorbacks take the same approach Powell did his freshman year. Late in a 2009-10 season that started promisingly then veered off the tracks for the Razorbacks, Powell declared himself as the team’s leader. He then went out and scored 26 points with eight rebounds against South Carolina in a 92-79 victory. Powell’s challenge of teammates’ leadership seemed brash, but it was needed at the time.

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.

Jim Harris: Road Wins Will Be Rare For Razorbacks For Near Future

by Jim Harris 1/18/2012 2:59 pm

Maybe the only surprise in Arkansas' blowout loss to Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday was the final margin of victory for the Wildcats, 23 points. That meant — for people who follow these things — that Kentucky, for the first time in 17 straight games, finally covered the betting "line" established by the Las Vegas oddsmakers. It seems like an NBA rookie team like the one John Calipari has assembled would be naming its score, especially at home, every night. Tuesday night on ESPN's Super Tuesday telecast, the Wildcats pretty much did that, though Arkansas didn't help itself at all.

AP: Anderson Looking For Improvement, Not Excuses From Razorbacks

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 12/16/2011 1:56 pm

Mike Anderson isn't interested in excuses. He is just looking for leadership. The first-year Arkansas coach doesn't like what he's seen in two straight road losses, and he appears ready to shake the Razorbacks up a bit.

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.

Razorbacks Lose Marshawn Powell To Torn Knee Ligaments

by Chris Bahn 11/22/2011 10:59 am

Arkansas will be without the services of junior forward Marshawn Powell this season. He's out 6-8 months with torn knee ligaments.

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.