His team got drubbed on the boards, fouled too much, didn't play smart and didn't play with a sense of urgency.
But he still came out of the game with some positives that he hopes to build on as Arkansas (12-4, 1-1) gets set to host LSU (11-5, 1-1) Saturday night at 8 p.m.
"I thought our young guys competed," Anderson said. "I thought our young kids played hard. We didn't play smart all the time, but we did play hard. That's their first road game in the SEC. I keep saying, the intensity level, it goes up 10 notches. A lot of things have to go right for you in order to get wins on the road. We didn't do enough of those things last night."
"You see a team out there that will not quit until it says 0.0 (on the clock) and you certainly have got a coach that is not going to give up until it is 0.0," Anderson said.
"So to me that is a positive because we are going to be in some games where we are going to be down and if we can just hang in there and hang in there and give ourselves a chance," Anderson said, "I think that is the key word – let's give ourselves a chance to finish the game. Let's make them beat us, not ourselves."
Murphy Holloway returned from injury with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Ole Miss, who also got 11 boards from forward Reggie Buckner.
That means that pair outrebounded the entire Arkansas team by themselves since the hosts ended up with a 48-23 board differential.
Michael Sanchez, DeVonta Abron and Hunter Mickelson – three of Arkansas four "big" guys – combined for no points and just one rebound in a total of 41 minutes on the floor.
"You've got athletes in this league," Anderson said. "With that being said, you've got to neutralize ... We don't have the Phi-Slamma-Jamma kind of guys. So you've got to be able to neutralize those guys. How do you nuetralize those guys? You've got to do the fundamental things. You've got to hit people. We're not a big team so we've got to."
Anderson saw his bigs do that at UConn and last Saturday in the Razorbacks' 98-88 win over Mississippi State.
"We've done it," Anderson said. "I think we've played one of the better rebounding teams in the country when you talk about Connecticut. I thought we did the things that we had to in terms of hitting people and getting to the ball, being quick to the line. We did not do that last night."
Although he tried to preach to his team that a wounded and short-handed Ole Miss squad – who had lost four of five games - would be dangerous, Anderson said apparently his team had to experience it for themselves.
"The urgency we talked about and a lot of things you get away with at home you don't get away with on the road," Anderson said. I think when adversity takes place, that's when we're really got to really come together. Not being quick and in a hurry. We want to be quick, but not in a hurry. I thought when things happened we kind of went the other direction. I thought we tried to take it upon ourselves individually to make things happen. That's when sometimes trouble takes place."
Anderson hopes his team can get its confidence back at home on Saturday night against an LSU team that has down visiting and Holloway-less Ole Miss 81-55 and lost 69-53 at Alabama so far in conference play.
So, now at home, you're going to play with a different swagger," Anderson said. "Let's hope that's a learning experience for our guys. But we've got to play like a team that's going to play all out. Every minute a guy's on the floor, they've got to give everything they've got."