Mike Anderson's honeymoon period at Arkansas might very well have come to an end after an uninspired loss at Texas A&M.
The second-year coach, however, is still holding out hope of leading the Razorbacks back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.
Arkansas (9-5, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) had won five in a row before Wednesday, when the streak came to a crashing halt in the 69-51 loss to the Aggies.
''The one thing, we're not going to panic,'' Anderson said. ''I know that. I mean, if you look at the progress this team has made up until this point, we're going in the right direction. We took a step back.''
That the Razorbacks lost away from home was hardly a surprise, given they were 1-7 in SEC road games last season and have yet to win away from Bud Walton Arena this season. What was surprising was how poorly Arkansas played, scoring a season low that was more than 30 points below their average.
The Razorbacks shot a dismal 4 of 15 from the free throw line ...