Arkansas Fires HC Mike Anderson After 8 Seasons; Made NCAA Tournament 3 Times

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 26, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN - JANUARY 15: Head coach Mike Anderson of the Arkansas Razorbacks during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 15, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 106-87. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)
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Mike Anderson's run as head basketball coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks has come to an end after eight seasons.

Per Josh Bertaccini of 92.1 The Ticket, Anderson was relieved of his duties by the school on Tuesday. 

Per ESPN's Jeff Borzello, University of Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson has been connected to the Razorbacks for months. 

Hunter Yurachek was the athletic director at Houston for two years, working alongside Sampson, from 2015-17 before taking the same position at Arkansas in December 2017. 

Anderson's tenure with Arkansas ended on a low note. The Razorbacks capped off an 18-16 performance this season by losing to Indiana in the NIT second round. 

Arkansas made the NCAA tournament three times under Anderson, never advancing past the Round of 32. The 59-year-old went 169-102 in his eight seasons with the program. He previously had stints at UAB and Missouri.  

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