Or at least that is what the crowd in Mizzou Arena will be trying to put the Razorbacks (18-11, 9-7) through when it faces the Tigers (21-8, 10-6) in a 6 p.m game that will be nationally televised by ESPN.
That's because Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson left Columbia for Fayetteville two seasons ago and many fans have not forgiven him for doing so.
While Anderson tried to play it off on both the SEC Teleconference and at his media briefing on Monday, he knows there are some people angry because he came back to Arkansas, where he was an assistant for 17 year under head coach Nolan Richardson.
"You will have some – probably the passionate ones about the fact that I am not there anymore – you will probably hear some boo birds," Anderson said. "I just don't know. Sometimes those guys are the loudest ones, but more than anything it is a conference game, a challenge for us going on the road and playing in a tough environment. It is a very, very tough environment."
The game will feature Missouri native and Razorback leading scorer B.J. Young (15.2), a 6-3 sophomore guard getting a chance to play near his hometown of St. Louis.
"I think it's going to be a fun, exciting experience," Young said. "A big moment for the team, a big moment for the coaching staff and the whole Arkansas organization. It will be fun to go in there and try to beat them again."
Arkansas downed Missouri 73-71 when the two teams met in Bud Walton Arena on Feb. 16 to give it nine wins in the last 10 games in the series between the two teams.
"It's a rematch of a game that we played earlier at home and we found a way to win," Anderson said. "Now we have an opportunity to go back on the road and hopefully accomplish some things we haven't done this year, and that's put two good halves together. We're playing against a Missouri team that's healthy now. I think they've got all their parts together and they're playing at a high level right now."
The Tigers are 83-4 over the past five seasons at Mizzou Arena, which includes three teams coached by Anderson and two by current Tigers head coach Frank Haith – who has his team 16-0 this season in the building.
That's the best Missouri home record since the Tigers went 18-0 under Anderson in 2008-2009 and the current 17-game home winning streak is the fifth longest streak in the country.
"It's a great atmosphere, and that makes it conducive to winning basketball," Anderson said. "They (fans) know how to rally their team, and their kids respond to it. It's a great atmosphere, and I think that's what most coaches, most programs would love to have. ... is a great crowd that's involved. The students do a great job, the fans do a great job and obviously the players do a great job."
Haith would love to see his team keep that win streak intact.
"It would just be awesome," Haith said. "... It would tell you how great the players we have are, and how great our fan base has been. ... We've got really good players, I believe that, and we've got a great fan base that's been there every night. Over the last two years it's been tremendous, and I'm proud to be at a place where there's such great passion and we have that kind of home-court advantage."
It is senior day for three Tigers – 6-8, 227-pound forward Laurence Bowers (14.2) and a pair of transfers in 6-4 Keion Bell (11.9) and 6-9, 255-pound center Alex Oriakhi (11.1, 8.7).
Bowers and junior point guard Phil Pressey (12.1, an SEC-leading 7.1 assists) – who join 6-5 sophomore transfer Jabari Brown (14.0), Bell and Oriakhi are the two players remaining on the Missouri roster that Anderson recruited.
"I wish I wouldn't come on senior night, but the schedule-makers made it happen. ... I came to see him (Bower) graduate (last spring) ... I got a chance to see his mom and talk to her when we played up here at Fayetteville, so we'll see them up there. But I'm excited for him and happy for him. It's been a journey for him, especially having to sit out last year, and I'm sure he wants to make this year a more memorable one for himself."
Neither Bowers or Pressey played well in Fayetteville in the first game as they combined to go 3-of-19 shooting and totaled just 11 points together, but Bell had 25 points and former Auburn transfer Earnest Ross 16 to offset their struggles.
"I think those guys will play the way they're capable of playing," Haith said. "Both those guys didn't play to their potential up there, but we still had a chance to win the game. I think there are other guys that did a nice job up there, and hopefully we'll get a compete performance tomorrow night out of all our guys. I don't want our guys feeling like they didn't play well there, we've got to ... I just think both those guys are veterans and I know they want to win, so we'll see them play at their very best."
Oriakhi, who transferred from Connecticut last spring and was immediately eligible because of the Huskies' NCAA violations, is the current SEC Player of the Week.
"I think when you talk about a guy going into a place for just his senior year, and his role has been totally different than what it was his three years at Connecticut," Haith said. "He was primarily a screener, rebounder, defender there, and we've asked him to be a presence offensively for us here, and particularly when Laurence went out, we needed more out of him. And we established him a little bit more, and now with Laurence back, we still want him to play at that level he has been, and he's done that. Now I think we see Alex being a confident scorer."
Arkansas is coming off a 73-60 home win over Kentucky and is 17-1 at home and 1-10 outside of the state this season.
The Razorbacks are led by Young and 6-7 redshirt junior forward Marshawn Powell (14.9, 5.4).
"Arkansas is coming off a great win against Kentucky, a team that beat us earlier in the year," Haith said. "Powell and Young are two all-conference type players. We've got to be ready to compete against their pressure and not turn the ball over. Go out and play in high level environment."
Arkansas is also getting great play lately from 6-7 junior forward Coty Clarke, who had 18 points in a road loss at Florida and had 14 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and a career-high six assists in the win over Kentucky.
"I think the emergence of Coty is big for our basketball team because that is somebody else people have to worry about," Anderson said. "He is really getting into the routine of going to the glass. Offensive glass, we know he does that, now defensive glass and pushing it out and getting our break started.
"He is feeling a lot more comfortable," Anderson added. "He is stepping out and knocking shots down. You have got to guard him. He can put it on the floor. He had a nice little jump hook in the Kentucky game. So people now have got to recognize that as well as Marshawn. And hopefully BJ is on his game. There are some other guys they have to worry about so that to me is good for our basketball team."
Sophomore guard Rashad Madden had eight points and seven rebounds on Saturday and has 23 assists to just seven turnovers since being suspended for the South Carolina game on Jan. 26.
"I think his play has been good," Anderson said. "He has been engaged and when he comes off the bench he has been lifting it up. You look at the guys who have been bringing the most energy off the bench, he is one of those guys. And I think he gives us a calmness out on the floor handling the ball. He is a big guard that can oversee over a lot of guys and make the decision. He is getting some tough rebounds as well and his length on the defensive end is really big for us.
"You look at him and Kikko Haydar and Michael Qualls, when those guys come in the energy level really turns up another notch," Anderson added. "I think it's the blue-collarness in those guys that is really big and their sharing of the ball and making the extra pass."
Arkansas struggled out of the gate in its last road game – falling behind 22 at LSU before roaring back and putting itself in position to win the game before falling 65-60.
"On the road, you've got to be able to score," Anderson said. "You've got to shoot the basketball. You've got to be able to put it in the hole. And we've got to take care of the basketball. I think the last time (on the road) we didn't shoot and we didn't take care of it, and we ended up digging a 22-point hole. We've certainly got to be better in those areas there."
Marshawn Powell scores over Laurence Bowers inside during the Razorbacks' 73-71 win over the Tigers back on Feb. 16.