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story.lead_photo.caption Mike Anderson coaches Arkansas in the second half against Fresno State Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. - Photo by Ben Goff

— Follow along as Mike Anderson and players preview Arkansas' appearance in the Phil Knight Invitational.

Mike Anderson

— Press conference begins at 2:30 p.m.

— On erroneous reports of Jaylen Barford being cited for shoplifting: "Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, you can't put it back."

— Dustin Thomas will be reinstated for the Oklahoma game.

— Excited to play "tremendous" Oklahoma team.

— Looking forward to honoring Phil Knight.

— Practicing today, will leave for Portland Tuesday.

— Thinks young players can take the team to another level.

— PK80 a "big time tournament," but Oklahoma is the only team on the mind of the Hogs right now.

— Dustin Thomas' return allows MA to spread some more minutes around.

— Oklahoma has "a lot of versatile parts." A team with new pieces, but the pieces are really good.

— Anxious to see how players respond to a neutral site game, especially Daniel Gafford.

— On false Barford reports: "It's just the society we're in. I'm a fact guy. If I'm reporting something, I would check the facts first. We're talking about a young man's reputation. Report with integrity, do it the right way. Because that's a kid's life."

Daryl Macon and Trey Thompson

—TT: We know OU is a good basketball club. Gotta take it one game at a time. Don't let possible UNC game impact how they play against OU.

—TT: Can't get in foul trouble. Stay on the court as much as we can. Gotta do a lot to keep fresh bodies.

—DM: Dustin Thomas' conditioning might be a factor, but doesn't think he'll be rusty.

—DM: It's exciting to get away from Bud Walton to see what the team is really about, without the benefit of a home crowd.

—TT: It will be a test without a home crowd. "How can you not be ready for something like this?"

—TT: Wants to do whatever he can to help his teammates be better.

—DM: Likes the uniforms for PK80, wishes they could wear them during the season.

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