He found one on the end of his bench on Thursday night.
Lightly-used true freshman Anthlon Bell hit five 3-pointers and had a career-high 17 points then turned things over to veterans Marshawn Powell and B.J. Young late as Arkansas downed Georgia 62-60 before 9,614 fans at Bud Walton Arena.
Young's spinning lay-up with six seconds left proved to be the game-winner – his second in as many games – as the Razorbacks (17-9, 8-5) pulled off their third win in row and won for the fifth time in six games.
"I have done it a lot in my life – whether it is on a big stage or not," noted Young, who was coming off a game-winning shot against Missouri on Saturday. "I expect to do it if I get the chance to take advantage of those situations. I just try to make a play and my teammates have confidence in me. They think I can make plays, too, so they get me the ball."
"It wasn't how we planned it to happen, but as that old coach used to tell me, a raggedy ride is better than a smooth walk," Anderson said referring to former Razorback head coach and his mentor Nolan Richardson. "We didn't play our best, but we found a way to win."
That was in part because Powell (11 points) played just 15 foul-plagued minutes - albeit getting seven of his points late in the contest - and Young had just eight points on 4-of-10 shooting on the night.
"It's a sign of progress," Anderson said. "We've got more guys ready now to help us win. You look at Kikko Haydar out there making big plays for us down the stretch. Getting us in the offense. Getting the ball to Powell. He hits a big 3-point shot. Defending. Just laying it all on the line. The more we get guys doing that, we'll continue to evolve and get better as a team."
The Razorbacks were able to survive because of the performance of Bell, who had just 17 points in Arkansas' first 12 conference games.
He matched that Thursday night alone while hitting his first three 3-pointers and going 6-of-10 on the night – including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc.
"When I hit the first one, I know I feel pretty confident," Bell said. "I just let it come to me. Whenever coach wants me to go in, I just go in and do whatever I can to help the team win."
Young said was not surprised by Bell's scoring output.
"It really didn't surprise me," Young said. "I know Anthlon has been a scorer throughout his life. He's always been a big scorer. He was a big scorer in high school, and he had some big scoring games earlier this year. He's just been waiting on his opportunity to come, and he capitalized on it. He's always playing good in practice. Looking good and cheering everybody up and waiting on his time to come, and it came tonight. And he took advantage of it."
Anderson said he inserted Bell on a hunch and because Georgia was playing zone.
"That was a gut (feeling)," Anderson said. "That was one of those things. A guy said you're feeling it -- I've been feeling him lately. It's just feeling him from the standpoint of it's time to put him out there and just make or miss. You've got to have somebody to knock some shots down. When you get a guy like that and you have a guy like Marshawn out there a lot more, then I think his presence really becomes known.
"He's one of those guys, he can get on a run," Anderson added. "He could miss three in a row, but he could come back and make 4 or 5 in a row. I think we saw that on display. It was much needed."
Interestingly, Bell did not play the last 11:40 of the game.
"Yeah, we had some other guys," Anderson said. "Those guys they finished the game off. As erratic as it was, as many mistakes we had, we finished it off with Marshawn making big plays for us, Mardracus (Wade) makes some free throws going down the stretch.
Powell hits the big three when they go up three and that's a big-time shot for us," Anderson added. "That's a guy that's been sitting there with four fouls. That just tells you that the ability he has. And then the last seconds put it in BJ's hands and he made the play."
Bell's points were certainly a surprise to Georgia head coach Mark Fox, whose Bulldogs (12-14, 6-7), suffered their third straight loss after winning six league games – including a trio on the road.
"He shot the ball in," Fox said of Bell. "He really did. And give him credit. He made some big shots. Really that was the difference in the game. His shooting was critical, especially in the first half there."
Fox was not happy with his team's first half effort, which saw it down 28-18 at halftime, but thrilled with its comeback. "We just decided we wanted to start competing," Fox said. "I wasn't very pleased with our effort to start the game and then we kind of came back to character and started really competing there in the second half."
That was thanks in large part of Georgia star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a 6-6 sophomore guard and the Bulldogs' leading scorer.
He was blanked in the first half while coming up empty on four shots, but then scored all 15 of his points in the second half – including a 3-pointer with 2:33 left to give his team a 56-53 lead.
Caldwell-Pope also had a basket with 33 seconds left to tie the game 60-60 after Powell had sandwiched baskets around two free throws by Mardracus Wade.
That led to Young's shot going down and Vincent Williams' one right before the buzzer coming up empty.
"We're finding ways to win," Anderson said. "That's what good teams do. We continue to get better. We continue to have other guys step in and really help our basketball team win. That's a good thing. This game was played at Georgia's pace and we found a way to win. That's a good sign.
"We're growing," Anderson added. "I think we're growing. We had adversity take place. A lot of times, especially last year, even some this year, when we had adversity take place we tried to do it individually. And when you start doing it individually your hole gets even bigger. Well, tonight, you saw, even as we went down three we continued to stay and trust in one another. I just see a calmness in them now vs. when you're real intense and you've got to do something, now there's a little, we've got this coach. That's progress."
Fox can see that beginning to happen for his team as well.
"Our team is starting to grow up this year and become pretty competitive," Fox said. "We just were one play short tonight."
The Razorbacks shot just 38.6 percent from the field, but limited the Bulldogs to 37 percent and were competitive on the boards with Georgia having a 37-33 advantage.
The visitors marched to the line 27 times while making 20 while Arkansas had just 12 free throws – making eight of them.
Coty Clarke added eight points, Rickey Scott seven and Michael Qualls five with Wade's six rebounds topping that list and Hunter Mickelson blocking three shots.
Arkansas was playing Georgia between last Saturday's win over Missouri and this Saturday's 6 p.m. game at Florida.
"Bottom line is we want to find a way to win those kind of games because it's one of those games that's sandwiched in," Anderson said. "If you look at the games we've played it's sandwiched in there, and if you don't show up to play, you've seen a lot of people not come away happy. We're certainly happy with the win. We can play better, but we're happy with the win."