FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Anderson says he is more comfortable in his second season at Arkansas, and he feels like the team has the depth this season to play his frenetic, pressing style.
The Razorbacks were 18-14 last season in Anderson's first year as coach, losing nine of their last 12 games and missing the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight season.
Arkansas, which played much of last season with only eight scholarship players due to injuries, enters this season with a replenished and overhauled roster - one that features seven new players.
The Razorbacks return their two leading scorers from last season in junior forward Marshawn Powell and sophomore guard BJ Young. Powell missed most of last season with a torn ACL, but he says he is "95 percent."
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