Mike Anderson couldn't contain his emotions as he was introduced as Arkansas' coach in front of about 5,000 Arkansas fans in Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
Arkansas officials are expected to meet with Missouri coach Mike Anderson later Wednesday and, according to sources, a contract offer and Anderson's acceptance of it appear to be a formality.
Marcus Denmon scored 21 points and freshman Phil Pressey had 15 points and 11 assists to lead No. 13 Missouri to a 116-63 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday night.
Seven SEC college basketball coaches are African-American. That diversity belies the history of the schools within the conference and the entire region.
Arkansas 73, Missouri 71
Phil Pressey had a career-best 22 points with four assists and five steals, helping Missouri (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Mercer 81-63 on Monday.
Missouri has made it much more expensive for its new men's basketball coach to leave before his contract is up.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson's agent says he is negotiating a new contract with the school amid continued reports that Arkansas is also interested in hiring the architect of the "Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball."
In the Conference Voices blog, our bloggers give out the postseason awards for each of their leagues.