FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will likely play without forward Marvell Waithe who has been listed as "doubtful" for Wednesday's game against Auburn (12-7, 2-3 in Southeastern Conference) because of a strained calf he suffered during the Michigan win last Saturday. It means the Razorbacks (14-5, 2-2) will play with only eight scholarship players as they step back into conference play.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will likely play without forward Marvell Waithe who has been listed as “doubtful” for Wednesday’s game against Auburn (12-7, 2-3 in Southeastern Conference) because of a strained calf he suffered during the Michigan win last Saturday. It means the Razorbacks (14-5, 2-2) will play with only eight scholarship players as they step back into conference play.

Waithe suffered the injury two minutes into the game. He went to the locker room for evaluation and did not return until the second half, when he sat on the bench and watched the Razorbacks.

Waithe’s absence will test a frontcourt that already is missing forward Marshawn Powell. It leaves Arkansas with Hunter Mickelson, Michael Sanchez and Devonta Abron in the post.

The Razorbacks could get some contributions from quarterback Brandon Mitchell, who joined the team last week. The 6-foot-4 Mitchell did not play against Kentucky and Michigan as he acclimated himself to Arkansas’ system, but Anderson said he’s getting closer to helping the Hogs.

Gulley Enrolled

Former Oklahoma State guard and Fayetteville High star Fred Gulley — who left the Cowboys earlier this season — is enrolled in courses at Arkansas for the spring semester.

The Fayetteville native told the Associated Press on Monday he is hoping to play basketball for the Razorbacks, too, although it’s not clear if he’ll walk on or be placed on scholarship. The 6-foot-2 Gulley averaged 4.0 points in eight games at Oklahoma State before leaving the program in late-December.

Gulley was later spotted in the arena before Arkansas’ practice. He is not yet a member of the team, however.

If he joins the Razorbacks, Gulley would not be eligible to play at Arkansas until next spring because of NCAA transfer rules. The redshirt sophomore would then have one and a half years of eligibility remaining.