FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) After three seasons of patience, Mike Anderson knows the time for a return to the NCAA tournament is now at Arkansas.
The fourth-year coach, finally with a full complement of depth on his roster, begins this season with his highest level of expectations since leaving Missouri for the school he won a national championship with as an assistant 20 years ago.
Arkansas nearly reached the NCAA tournament last season thanks to a late six-game winning streak. However, a pair of losses ended those hopes - sending the Razorbacks to the NIT instead and extending their NCAA drought to six seasons.