That's what happens when the program goes a woeful 17-75 under the three coaches that followed Nolan Richardson's departure in 2002.
Anderson no doubts once to stem that tide on Saturday when the Razorbacks (12-6, 3-2) visit South Carolina (11-7, 1-4) for a 12:47 p.m contest in Columbia.
"This time of year, you really want to start playing some good basketball," Anderson said. "I think in a lot of areas we're doing some good things. Now, let's see if we can take that on the road and have a good showing from the start to the middle of the game to the finish of the game.
"I think we're one of those teams that will evolve as the season goes along," Anderson added. "Guys are feeling comfortable out on the floor. The more we do that, we'll continue to get better. We haven't arrived and we can always play better, but we're a good basketball team."
"I feel every game we're getting a little bit more experience," Gulley said. "We're learning the feel of each other, and we're getting comfortable playing our style of play. Looking ahead to our next game, we're looking forward to taking what we did and playing it on the road."
Anderson expects to see a very tough-minded Gamecocks' team, which is in its first year under former Kansas State head coach Frank Martin.
"I just know his teams are going to play hard," Anderson said. "They're going to challenge you, they're going to challenge your manhood. They're going to test you, they're going to do a lot of pushing and shoving and it's going to be a physical ballgame, so our guys better get ready to really go to war, sort to speak."
South Carolina has lost four of its last five games with the lone win being an 82-73 win at LSU.
The Gamecocks – who do not have a center listed on their roster - are coming in off a hard-fought 71-65 loss at Missouri in a game they led by 13 early in the second half before the Tigers ripped off an 16-2 run to take the lead.
They are led by 5-11 junior guard Brenton Williams (12.2), 6-2, 175-pound senior guard LeShay Page (11.7), football/basketball standout Bruce Ellington (9.9), 6-5, 212-pound freshman forward Michael Carerra (9.7, 7.0) – a player Arkansas showed interest in during 2012 spring signing period – and 6-5, 235-pound Lakeem Jackson (9.6, 7.3).
Arkansas has won 8 of its last 10 games with the only two losses being the only two road games during that time at Texas A&M and Ole Miss.
"We're doing the things we work on every day with defense being the starting point," Anderson said. "We're playing unselfishly on defense where we're fixing things, rebounding the basketball. You're starting to see a lot of guys rebound the basketball; it's not just one or two guys that's dominating the rebound. Our guards are rebounding the ball. We're getting the loose balls, getting the loose deflections now and we've got guys who are running and pushing the basketball, seeing guys ahead and making the extra pass."
Fred Gulley drives around Mississippi State's Fred Smith on Wednesday night.