February 16, 2013

Anderson praises Tigers after emotional win

All week long, Mike Anderson downplayed it. He downplayed it publicly. He downplayed it to his team.

"Never did. As a matter of fact, I didn't even talk about the game from an emotional standpoint till right there in our pre-game. That was all," Anderson said. "I just told our guys it was gonna be Arkansas versus Missouri."

And it was. But it was more.

"Certainly there's going to be emotion because there's a big-time relationship with those kids. And the University. There's no doubt about it," Anderson said. "It's a great University and we had some great years there. So playing your former team, I said early in the year, it would be interesting. And it was more than interesting. It was a heck of a ballgame is what it was."

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