Anderson leaves Missouri for Arkansas

Anderson leaves Missouri for Arkansas

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Missouri's Mike Anderson talks to players after a timeout during the second half of their NCAA basketball game against Kansas State Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 74-68. (AP photo/L.G. Patterson)

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by Kurt Voigt

The Associated Press

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 24 at 2:06 AM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the school's basketball coach.

The school confirmed the move on Wednesday night.

Anderson leaves Missouri after five seasons to return to the school where he was an assistant to Nolan Richardson for 17 seasons.

Several Missouri players were seen entering Mizzou Arena for an emergency team meeting with Anderson on Wednesday night. The school scheduled a 9 p.m. news conference.

Anderson was 111-57 in five seasons at Missouri, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2009. The Tigers were 23-11 this season, losing to Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament. He was 89-41 in four seasons at Alabama-Birmingham before that.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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