Mike Anderson downplays second return to Missouri

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson will make his second return to Missouri on Thursday night.

Anderson, now in his third season with the Razorbacks, coached the Tigers for five seasons before returning to Arkansas - where he was an assistant for 17 seasons - following the 2010-11 season.

The Razorbacks (15-8, 4-6 Southeastern Conference) suffered a 93-63 defeat in Anderson's first return to Mizzou Arena last season, and they lost to the Tigers at home two weeks ago.

Missouri (16-7, 4-6) hasn't won since its win at Arkansas, losing three straight games and putting its once promising NCAA tournament hopes in jeopardy.

The Tigers have outrebounded the Razorbacks 86-45 over their last two meetings.