Mizzou Joins Mike Anderson in the SEC

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago November 08, 2011 Nov 8, 2011 Tuesday, November 08 2011 Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:59:00 PM CST in Basketball
By: Eric Blumberg

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Former Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson left for Arkansas in March, but fewer than eight months later Mizzou announced it will also be in the Southeastern Conference.

After Tuesday nights exhibition basketball game in Fayetteville, reporters asked Coach Anderson about MU joining the SEC.

He referred reporters to this statement:

"The University of Missouri is a wonderful fit for the Southeastern Conference and I am happy to see them join the league. They are an excellent academic institution with a very good athletic program and a super fan base. Arkansas and Missouri have a series history in men's basketball which will continue next year. I really enjoyed my time at Missouri and consider Gary Pinkel and Frank Haith good friends. I look forward to seeing them and the Tigers as part of the SEC family."

When a reporter asked what sort of reception he expects in Columbia, Coach Anderson said, "I'm trying to get through 2011-12. I can't see that far. ... It will be interesting."


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