Moments after his team lost a one-sided 81-64 affair to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym, Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson sat at the bench in an agitated mood. His Razorbacks, coming off an SEC Tournament title last year, sat with a 0-3 record in the league. The once feared Hogs had lost by an average of 12 points a game in the conference. Richardson bickered with reporters and casually laid some of the blame in the direction of the officials.
Three weeks later, however, Arkansas had righted its listing ship, winning four of its last five games before tonight