Mizzou Rocks Hogs in Anderson’s Return
Missouri got pay back on Arkansas in more ways than one Tuesday night. The Tigers beat the Hogs 93-63 at home, avenging a close loss to the Razorbacks three weeks ago, and ruining Mike Anderson’s return back to the place he called home for five years.
“First of all congratulations to Missouri,” Anderson said. “It was senior night and emotions were sky high. It was a great atmosphere and you have to give them credit.”
The Razorbacks struggled to rebound the basketball as the Tigers held a huge advantage on the glass 40-17. The rebounding differential allowed Missouri to score 14 second chance points and 42 points in the paint.
“You can’t get beat on the glass like we did and win big games,” Anderson said.
BJ Young had 27 points for Arkansas but the disappearance of the inside game was the difference. Marshawn Powell and Cody Clarke were both in serious foul trouble the entire game and finished with a combined 18 points. That is half of what they had when Arkansas beat Missouri at home.
Missouri shot 58 percent from the floor and led by as many as 34 points.
Arkansas returns home Saturday for the regular season finale against Texas A&M before heading to the SEC tournament in Nashville next week. Running the table and winning the tournament now seems like Arkansas’s only hope at making the NCAA Tournament.