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VIDEO: Mike Anderson previews Houston matchup

by Jimmy Carter | December 5, 2016 at 2:31 p.m.
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson speaks Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, during Media Day in Bud Walton Arena.

— Mike Anderson previews Arkansas' matchup with Houston.

— Mike Anderson

— People around here are familiar with Houston coach Kelvin Sampson from his time at Oklahoma.

— The Cougars are as good or maybe better than Minnesota.

— Houston scores 85 a game and is gritty like a Sampson team defensively. Hogs will have to guard the perimeter well. Cougars lead the nation in 3-point percentage.

— Daryl Macon suffered a sprained ankle/calf. Didn't practice yesterday, but Mike Anderson expects him to play tomorrow against Houston.

— LSU hit a ton of 3s against Houston in a 19-point win over the Cougars.

— Houston has experienced guards. Cougars will try to attack Arkansas' pressure. They're one of the more athletic teams the Hogs will see this year.

— This series has been great, going back to the Phi Slamma Jamma days in the early 1980s.

— Houston gets good shots on offense. They've got older players who don't get rattled. Shooting better than 50 percent this year.

— Keeping Houston off the offensive glass and defending the perimeter are the two big keys.

—Jaylen Barford had six defensive rebounds against Houston, which led to fast-break opportunities. Getting stops leads to opportunities in transition and early offense.

— Adrio Bailey and C.J. Jones have earned minutes and produced when they've played. They can strengthen the bench, which has to be a big component of what they do.


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