Missouri basketball to face Arkansas and Mike Anderson Saturday

Missouri Basketball continues its road swing on Saturday afternoon as the Tigers lock-up with Arkansas for the 39th time in series history and the first time as league counterparts .

How even is this series?

Both clubs own a 10-8 series lead on their home courts and Arkansas earned an 81-73 win in Anchorage, Alaska, on Nov. 28, 1980.

Of course Mike Anderson spent five seasons at Missouri and helped the Tigers to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments, with a Big 12 Tournament title in 2009 .

Anderson was 111-56 in his five years in Columbia, but since Frank Haithâ??s arrival the Tigers are 48-11 and Haith is two wins shy of becoming the fastest Mizzou Head Coach to 50 wins in program history.

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{>} Missouri is the lone high major team in college hoops with six players averaging double figures in scoring ... The Tigers have been one of college basketballâ??s more balanced scoring teams since 2010-11 having five players in double figures in 2010-11 and 2011-12 before having six in double figures this season.