FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas head men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson continued his spring tour of Razorback clubs on Wednesday night when he visited the Independence County Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association and White River Razorback Club in Batesville, Ark.
Upon arriving at the event, Anderson was greeted by none other than Tusk IV, Arkansas’ live mascot and after taking a moment to feed him grapes he entered the venue to a Hog Call from those in attendance. Anderson then met with the media and signed autographs for 30 minutes before speaking to those in attendance about “The Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball,” Anderson’s signature style of play. He also talked about his expectations of the Razorbacks as he enters his third year as the head coach, spoke about each of his returning players and about Arkansas’ signees.
Arkansas went 19-13 in Anderson’s second year as the head coach, including a school record 17 wins at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas’ lone loss at home came to eventual Final Four team Syracuse and included wins over No. 2/2 Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kentucky among others. The Razorbacks return 13 players from last season’s squad with several key pieces to Arkansas’ 2012-13 success.
Anderson has several more Razorback Club gathering scheduled for the spring with the next scheduled stop in Fort Smith, on Monday, May 13.