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Missouri beats Oral Roberts 78-64 (11/20/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Montaque Gill-Caesar scored 19 points and Wes Clark added 14 points and nine assists to lead Missouri past Oral Roberts 78-64 on Wednesday night. Despite trailing for most of the first 27 minutes, the Tigers (2-1) scored six consecutive points to take a 58-52 advantage with 10:51 remaining. Missouri then used an 8-0 run capped by a 3-pointer by Deuce Bello with 3 minutes left for a 73-62 lead...
Missouri collects first win of Anderson era over Valparaiso (11/17/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim Anderson says his team is a work in progress. But after a disappointing season opener, he can now rest a little easier after a 56-41 win against Valparaiso on Sunday. "Friday night was an embarrassment, not to take anything away from" Missouri-Kansas City, the first-year Missouri coach said about his team's 69-61 loss. "To lose at home in your first game, I think our guys were somewhat tentative."...
UMKC upends Missouri men's basketball team 69-61 (11/16/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim Anderson didn't have this in mind when he signed on to return to his alma mater as its head coach in April. After leading Central Missouri to a 30-5 record last season en route to a Division II title, the 1977 Big Eight Player of the Year and former Missouri assistant watched his team lose its season opener to Missouri-Kansas City 69-61 on Friday...
Anderson embraces coming home to 'dream job' (04/30/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No sales pitch was necessary for Kim Anderson. The new Missouri coach has wanted this for a long time. Anderson welled up a few times and paused to collect himself at his introductory news conference Tuesday, a day after the school hired him to replace Frank Haith...
Missouri hires alum Anderson as basketball coach (04/29/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri chose a familiar face as its new men's basketball coach Monday. Kim Anderson is a former star player and longtime aide to former Missouri coach Norm Stewart. He won a Division II championship at Central Missouri this season and replaces Frank Haith, who left for Tulsa earlier this month. A news conference to introduce Anderson was set for Tuesday morning...
Tulsa hires Mizzou's Haith as new basketball coach (04/20/14)
Haith compiled a 76-28 record in three seasons at Missouri
Reports: Tulsa may hire MU's Haith (04/18/14)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa. A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he traveled to the school on Thursday afternoon to discuss a possible deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized...
Missouri rallies to stay alive in NIT (03/19/14)
The Tigers ousted Davidson 85-77
NIT road could get bumpier with arrest of two Tigers basketball players (03/18/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Four Missouri athletes were arrested Saturday night on suspicion of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana during a traffic stop in Columbia. Guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector of the basketball team and defensive backs Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert from the football team were pulled over at 11:32 p.m. after Columbia police noticed an expired rear license plate tag on Rupert's car, police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said Monday...
Missouri basketball fans have less alluring task of following NIT bracket (03/18/14)
The Tigers are not playing in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008
Missouri awaits NCAA tourney fate after loss to Florida in SEC tourney (03/16/14)
Missouri fell to 22-11 with a 72-49 loss to No. 1 Florida in the SEC tournament
Smith finishes 14th in long jump at NCAA Indoor Championships (03/16/14)
Southeast Missouri State sophomore Blake Smith placed 14th at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M. Smith's best jump of the competition was 23 feet, 5 1/2-inches. Smith, a Class 4 state long jump champion from Jackson High School, had qualified for the national meet with a jump of 25 4 1/2, which won the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships...
Southeast roundup: Stone, Bradley earn all-district hoops honors (03/13/14)
Tyler Stone and Jarekious Bradley added to their postseason awards haul Wednesday. The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches all-district team. Bradley was named to the first team, while Stone garnered second-team honors...
EKU men upset Belmont, complete run to title (03/09/14)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Corey Walden scored 22 of his career-high 29 points in the second half to help Eastern Kentucky upset top-seeded Belmont 79-73 Saturday night for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth...
Georgia compounds Missouri's problems in SEC (02/26/14)
~The Bulldogs posted a 71-56 win to drop Mizzou to 7-8 in conference play ATHENS, Ga. -- Charles Mann scored 19 points, Marcus Thornton added 15 and Georgia won its second straight game with a 71-56 victory over Missouri on Tuesday night...
Mizzou beats Tennessee in a meeting of two struggling SEC teams (02/16/14)
Brown turns in another key play in Missouri's 75-70 win
Missouri holds off Arkansas to snap losing streak (02/14/14)
The Tigers ended a three-game losing streak with an 86-85 win
Injury, crucial loss damage Southeast men's basketball team's chances for OVC tourney berth (02/13/14)
The Redhawks lost 79-70 to UT Martin on Wednesday after leading scorer Jarekious Bradley left the game with a knee injury.
Ole Miss beats Missouri men's basketball team 91-88 (02/09/14)
OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson does not have the green light to take a 3-point shot. He has no light. "I heard some guy behind me in the front row telling me to shoot it," said Henderson, who scored 29 points on eight 3-point shots in Saturday's 91-88 win over Missouri. "That's all I need to hear."...
Tigers put up fight before being dragged under by No. 3 Gators (02/05/14)
~ Missouri was undone by cold shooting in the second half of a 68-58 loss GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Missouri had one scoring drought that cost it a chance at beating No. 3 Florida. The Tigers went four-plus minutes without a point in the second half, a scoreless stretch that proved to be the difference in a 68-58 loss to the Gators on Tuesday night...
Missouri men's basketball team can't catch Kentucky in loss (02/01/14)
The tigers fell to Wildcats 84-79 at home.
Missouri finally wins on Razorbacks' floor (01/29/14)
Missouri lost its previous six games at Walton Arena, but won 75-71 on Tuesday
Missouri keeps Gamecocks winless in SEC (01/26/14)
The Tigers defeated South Carolina 82-74
LSU holds off Mizzou down the stretch (01/22/14)
Missouri fell to 2-3 in SEC play with a 77-71 road loss
Missouri defeats Alabama on hardwood (01/19/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jabari Brown knows there are ups and downs in basketball. So after Missouri lost two of three, including a 78-75 setback at Vanderbilt on Thursday, the junior guard told his teammates not to get frustrated. "It's just a mental thing," Brown said after scoring 24 points in the Tigers' 68-47 win against Alabama on Saturday. "We've been around for a few years so we know. It's the grind. You're not going to win every game...
Shorthanded Vanderbilt defeats Missouri (01/17/14)
The Commodores hit 12 3-pointers in a 78-75 win over the Tigers
Missouri launches SEC vs. Georgia (01/08/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri needed big plays down the stretch its last time out. Coach Frank Haith could do without the unnecessary drama when the 21st-ranked Tigers open the SEC schedule against Georgia tonight. "Throughout this first half of the year we've been a team when the bell needed to be answered, we answered," Haith said. "But when we get a lead, we're not quite there yet in terms of taking a possession off."...
Missouri wins final nonconference game (01/05/14)
The tigers defeated Long Beach State 69-59 at home on Saturday
Mizzou victorious in first true road game (12/29/13)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Missouri coach Frank Haith learned how his 25th-ranked Tigers would respond both to a loss and to a hostile road environment Saturday night. Jabari Brown hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 55.1 seconds left to help Missouri beat North Carolina State 68-64, rallying from 10 down in the second half to win in its first true road game of the year...
Tigers lose Braggin' Rights with first loss (12/22/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Rayvonte Rice pulled his jersey over his head during the celebration, showing off an Illinois tattoo. "It was a big game," Rice said after Illinois beat No. 23 Missouri 65-64 in the annual Braggin' Rights game Saturday. Rice got a chance to celebrate because teammate Tracy Abrams kept his emotions in check. Abrams made two free throws with 4.6 seconds left for the decisive points...
Missouri struggles to remain perfect (12/16/13)
Missouri improved to 10-0 with a 66-60 win over visiting Western Michigan
Missouri upsets No. 18 UCLA at home (12/08/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Earnest Ross thinks it's "pretty cool" when he makes 3-pointers. His teammates agree, especially when they're dropping in big games. Ross scored 20 points and finished 5 of 11 from beyond the arc to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday...
MU stays unbeaten in Big 12/SEC Challenge (12/06/13)
Missouri improved to 8-0 with an 80-71 win over West Virginia
Missouri beats Northwestern 78-67 in Las Vegas Invitational (11/29/13)
LAS VEGAS -- Jordan Clarkson scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Missouri to a 78-67 win over Northwestern in Thursday night's opening round of the Las Vegas Invitational. The Tigers (6-0) scored the first 14 points of the second half to erase a five-point halftime deficit and take a 48-39 lead at the 15:10 mark and never looked back...
Mizzou not putting up with Antlers' antics (11/27/13)
ST. LOUIS -- In some quarters of college basketball fandom, derisive chants directed toward opponents are considered high art. Look no further than the Cameron Crazies, the famed student section at Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium. The less heralded Antlers from the University of Missouri are also adept at what their student leader, known as the Grand Poobah, called "getting into the heads" of opposing players...
Missouri stays unbeaten with 78-64 victory over IUPUI (11/26/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tim Fuller says he'll finally be able to sleep again. After a 78-64 win over IUPUI on Monday, the Missouri assistant will be handing the reins back to Frank Haith, who finished serving an NCAA-mandated suspension. The Tigers finished 5-0 with Fuller, who had no previous head coaching experience...
Missouri tops Gardner-Webb 72-63 (11/24/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Johnathan Williams III recalled Saturday some rebounding advice he heard in high school in Memphis. "Don't let the ball find you, you find the ball," he said. The freshman did plenty of that in his fourth career game with Missouri, grabbing 17 rebounds and scoring seven points to help the Tigers topple Gardner-Webb 72-63...
Missouri survives scare from Hawaii behind Brown (11/17/13)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even though Missouri hadn't played in the Sprint Center in more than a year, interim coach Tim Fuller had a simple message for his team -- it was still playing at home, and it had to defend Kansas City. The Tigers did just that. Playing in the heart of what's traditionally viewed as Big 12 country, Missouri held off a pesky Hawaii team 92-80 to delight the Tiger fans populating the Sprint Center...
Salukis drop opener at Missouri (11/13/13)
The Tigers turned a one-point halftime lead into a 72-59 victory
Missouri cruises to win in season opener (11/10/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tim Fuller couldn't sleep Tuesday after Frank Haith told him he would be coaching Missouri for its first five games of the season. His stomach "turned" before Friday's season opener. As it turns out, there would be little reason to worry...
Nutts enter final season in the coach-player role (11/04/13)
Southeast Missouri State senior point guard Lucas Nutt admits it hasn't always been easy playing for his father. And Dickey Nutt, Southeast's fifth-year men's basketball coach, acknowledges that he has no doubt been more difficult on his youngest son than what was probably fair...
Haith receives five-game suspension (10/23/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri coach Frank Haith has been suspended for five games by the NCAA, which announced Tuesday that he had inadequately monitored his former assistants' interactions with a disgraced Miami booster and then tried to cover up a five-figure hush money payment to keep potential violations hidden...
SEC trying to rebound from poor NCAA showing last year (10/17/13)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- With Kentucky once again leading the way, the football powerhouse Southeastern Conference is trying to reclaim that status in basketball after a mostly desolate postseason. The Wildcats -- and 10 other SEC teams -- were shut out of the NCAA tournament last season. Now, the coaches are predicting a resurgence, and John Calipari's newest crop of highly touted recruits appear to be at the forefront...
Former Redhawk Smith to play pro basketball overseas (08/09/13)
Former Southeast Missouri State standout Marland Smith will have the opportunity to play professional basketball overseas. It was announced Thursday that Smith officially committed to playing for the Greek Club Ilisiakos BC. According to the Eurohoops twitter site, Smith is the new point guard for the team...
Mizzou travel expenses among tops in the SEC (07/05/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri's first year as the SEC's northernmost outpost cost the school an extra $1 million in unanticipated travel expenses. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported this week that Mizzou spent $7.1 million on travel in the 2012-13 academic year. That's $1 million more than what athletics officials expected and nearly $2 million more than travel costs during the school's final season in the Big 12 Conference...
Eustachy: Rams have over-achieved (03/21/13)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with yet another team. The coach is making his second-consecutive appearance in the tournament, this year with Colorado State -- the fourth team he's led to the NCAAs. Last year, he guided Southern Mississippi to the tournament...
Oriakhi makes single season at Missouri count (03/20/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri coach Frank Haith kept encouraging Alex Oriakhi, telling them he had more to give. The senior center has been playing like there's no tomorrow for a while now. "Every day I keep telling myself my days are numbered, so I keep reminding myself, 'How do you want to be remembered?'" Oriakhi said. "And I think about that every day, that one game and you're done. All I know is I'm going to leave it all out there on the floor."...
Missouri assigned No. 9 seed in Midwest (03/18/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Selection Sunday held zero allure for Phil Pressey, who wasted no brain power fretting about where Missouri might fit in after an inconsistent season. The Tigers' point guard, whose scattershot late-game decision-making was a large contributing factor in several almost-wins, was just fine with the No. 9 seed in the Midwest Regional and a matchup against Colorado State (25-8) on Thursday in Lexington, Ky...
Mississippi tops Missouri 64-62 with frantic rally (03/17/13)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new Southeastern Conference rivalry is born. Derrick Millinghaus made a driving basket with 1.1 seconds left Friday as No. 3 seed Mississippi rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 seed Missouri 64-62 in an emotional Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinal that featured NCAA tournament intensity ...
Mizzou's Pressey, Bowers honored by SEC (03/13/13)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Junior guard Phil Pressey and senior forward Laurence Bowers were named to the All-Southeastern Conference team by league coaches Tuesday. Pressey, named to the first team, leads the SEC in assists with 7.1 per game (No. 7 nationally) and is averaging 11.9 points a game...
Florida favored in wide-open SEC (03/13/13)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Almost every team in the Southeastern Conference has at least some hope of taking home the tournament championship after a wild season in this league. Florida. Tennessee. Kentucky. Mississippi. Alabama. Shoot, maybe even Vanderbilt playing a couple miles away from home has a shot. "There's a lot of teams out there that are very, very capable," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "And when you're dealing with a one-game situation and a one-game tournament, I think anything can happen. I would agree. I think the tournament's wide open."
Missouri surrenders comeback win to Tennessee (03/10/13)
Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin believes the NCAA tournament debate surrounding his team can end. As far as he's concerned, the Volunteers already have proved they belong in the 68-team field. "I think the job is done," Martin said Saturday after Tennessee capped its regular season by rallying for a 64-62 victory over Missouri. "Now the next phase for us is to go try and compete in a tough SEC tournament in Nashville. As far as the NCAA tournament is concerned, I feel like the work is done."...
Missouri routs Arkansas, stays undefeated at home (03/06/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frank Haith appeared even more fired-up than his players for Missouri's home finale, doing everything he could to make sure it was the perfect finish. Not to mention a rough night for the man he replaced. Haith's jacket came off early in the first half of the Tigers' 93-63 rout over Arkansas on Tuesday night. ...
Mizzou will try to complete perfect home season against Arkansas (03/05/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri is one win away from a perfect home record in the regular season. The Tigers want to give a big send-off to three seniors, two of whom fans are just getting to know. Fifth-year senior Laurence Bowers is Missouri's leading scorer with a 14.2-point average heading into the finale against Arkansas and former Tigers coach Mike Anderson on Tuesday...
Missouri stays perfect at home, beats LSU (03/03/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Even with Missouri coach Frank Haith sitting next to him on the podium, Alex Oriakhi could not stifle himself. The memory fresh from struggles in the first meeting against LSU, the senior forward said the rematch was more than just a game...
Hot shooting cures Mizzou's road woes (03/01/13)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Keion Bell scored 24 points and Jabari Brown added 23 to lead Missouri to a 90-68 win over South Carolina on Thursday night. Missouri shot 69.6 percent (32 of 46) for the game, and plenty of those baskets were easy. The Tigers (20-8, 9-6 Southeastern) had 10 dunks and 46 points in the paint to pick up just their second win on the road this season. Missouri shot just nine 3-pointers, making six of them...
Kentucky outlasts Tigers in OT, 90-83 (02/24/13)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Julius Mays' eight points in overtime, including four clinching free throws in the final 33 seconds, helped Kentucky get the important victory it needed to bolster its NCAA tournament chances, beating Missouri 90-83 Saturday night...
Mizzou avenges lopsided loss with 63-60 upset of No. 5 Gators (02/20/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Laurence Bowers had 17 points plus 10 rebounds and Missouri erased a 13-point deficit midway through the second half to rally past No. 5 Florida 63-60 on Tuesday night. Phil Pressey added 10 assists, seven points, six rebounds and three steals for Missouri (19-7, 8-5 SEC). The Tigers didn't have Bowers a month ago in a 31-point blowout loss at Florida...
Florida to test Missouri's perfect home mark (02/19/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three more wins and Missouri has a perfect home season. Nothing like a little top 10 competition to test that dominance. SEC-leading Florida comes to town tonight, and the memory of the 31-point rout last month in Gainesville, Fla., is still fresh in the memory for the Tigers. The fifth-ranked Gators are coming off another 31-point rout at Auburn, too...
Southeast men roll past UTM (02/17/13)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team ran Tennessee-Martin right out of the building in the first half. UTM made a solid second-half charge but it wasn't nearly enough to prevent the Redhawks from picking up their first Ohio Valley Conference road victory of the season...
Young helps Arkansas rally past Missouri (02/17/13)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- BJ Young saved his best for last against his home-state rival. Young, a St. Louis native, converted on a pair of three-point plays in the final minute to help Arkansas rally for a 73-71 win over Missouri on Saturday. The win is the first over the Tigers for Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson, who is in his second season at Arkansas after leaving Missouri...
Missouri's win is one for the ages (02/14/13)
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Keion Bell raced down the floor late in the second half before realizing he wasn't being followed. Then the 6-foot-4 senior slowed down, took his time, and threw down a spectacular 360-degree dunk. It was a fitting final image: Missouri putting on a show and Mississippi State doing absolutely nothing to stop it...
Missouri manhandles Mississippi (02/10/13)
The Tigers improved to 14-0 at home with a 98-79 victory
Mizzou's road problems persist (02/08/13)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Fabyon Harris had 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, to help Texas A&M to a 70-68 victory over No. 21 Missouri on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Tigers (16-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) to 0-5 in true road games. They have won three games at neutral sites this season...
Missouri victorious against Vanderbilt (01/27/13)
The Tigers rolled to an 81-59 victory over the Commodores
Redhawks bounce back with victory (01/20/13)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team was about as low as it could get following Thursday's disheartening 16-point home defeat to Morehead State. That's one of the reasons the Redhawks were so happy with Saturday's 74-62 win over Tennessee Tech that snapped their season-long four-game losing streak...
Missouri whiffs on Ole Miss (01/13/13)
By DAVID BRANDT Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. -- Murphy Holloway has huge, broad shoulders and uses his left hand on nearly every drive to the basket. The Mississippi senior has been doing it for four seasons, so it's no secret. Missouri was completely ready for it...
Missouri beats Alabama 84-68 in SEC debut (01/09/13)
Bowers injures knee in Missouri's 84-68 victory
Missouri plays first SEC game vs. Alabama (01/08/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri is so well-tested that its first-ever SEC game should not cause any extra anxiety. A 2-point decision over Bucknell, an overtime loss at UCLA and a neutral-site victory over Illinois have all helped the 10th-ranked Tigers (11-2) prepare for tonight's game against Alabama (8-5)...
MU keeps on Braggin' to Illinois (12/23/12)
Missouri wins 82-73 to claim the rivalry game for the fourth consecutive year
Transfer makes debut in Missouri's rout of South Carolina State (12/18/12)
Jabari Brown scored 12 points in Missouri's 102-51 victory against South Carolina State
Missouri surges past Tenn. State (12/09/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tennessee State was in a close game at halftime against No. 12 Missouri on Saturday. Despite missing 17 of its final 21 shots of the half, Tennessee State trailed 23-20 in part because of 11 Missouri turnovers. But while its opponent started making more shots, Tennessee State (4-6) remained mired in the slump...
Road-weary Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team to tangle with Mizzou (12/04/12)
Southeast men's basketball team looks for first-ever victory against ranked Mizzou
No. 13 Missouri gets past VCU 68-65 (11/25/12)
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead...
Missouri routs Alcorn State 91-54 (11/14/12)
No. 14 Tigers improve to 2-0 with 91-54 rout COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Despite watching his team struggle during the first half for the second consecutive game, Missouri coach Frank Haith remains encouraged. After all, the Tigers are only returning one player from last year's 30-5 team...
No. 15 Missouri shakes SIUE, triumphs 83-69 (11/11/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At least for a half, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville gave No. 15 Missouri all it could handle. Jerome Jones hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, while reserve Michael Messer added 13 in an 83-69 loss at Missouri on Saturday...
Southeast MIssouri State men's basketball team will play final exhibition (11/05/12)
The Redhawks basketball team will host Truman State before playing Kansas on Friday
Southeast Missouri State basketball camp provides a convenient view for Nutt (06/18/12)
Nutt got a convenient look at hundreds of high school players on his own campus
Award little consolation for Haith, Missouri men's basketball team (03/20/12)
Missouri's Frank Haith has received a bittersweet honor. He was chosen national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association three days after the Tigers flopped in the NCAA tournament. The first-year coach said Monday it has been tough moving past the upset loss to No. ...
No. 15 seed Norfolk St stuns No. 2 Missouri 86-84 (03/16/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Welcome to the NCAA tournament, Norfolk State. Might as well stick around a while. Kyle O'Quinn had 26 points and 14 rebounds, making several key plays in the closing minutes, and the gritty No. 15 seed Spartans held on through a tense final minute to topple second-seeded Missouri 86-84 on Friday in the West Regional...
Missouri has easy explanation for schedule (03/13/12)
The upcoming nonconference schedule was pretty much a blank slate when Frank Haith was hired at Missouri last April. The Tigers were set for the early season CBE Classic, and that was just about it. Missouri played a lot of soft teams and wound up being the last of the No. 2 seeds in the NCAA tournament despite its 30-4 record and a Big 12 tournament championship...
Missouri men's basketball team snares Big 12 tourney title on way out (03/11/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them. They made sure to leave a lasting impression on their way to the SEC...
Missouri advances in Big 12 tournament (03/09/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They know they'll never win a Big 12 regular-season championship. A one-point overtime loss at Kansas last month settled that. So as the No. 5 Missouri Tigers head out the door to the Southeastern Conference, they're chasing the Big 12 tournament title as a way of waving a not-so-fond farewell to Big 12 brethren resentful of the way they helped turn the conference upside down...
Missouri men's basketball team bombs Texas Tech from long range (03/04/12)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kim English and his Missouri teammates like to work the ball inside and establish a post presence. That plan took a backseat Saturday for the No. 7 Tigers, who hit a season-best 16 3-pointers in an 81-59 win over Texas Tech. "You never go into the game plan to shoot a lot of 3s," said English, who scored 20 points to lead the Tigers. ...
Missouri men's basketball team claws past Iowa State 78-72 (03/01/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri seemed to be caught up in the emotions of senior night Wednesday. Its porous defense allowed a flurry of 3-pointers by Iowa State that had the seventh-ranked Tigers trailing for most of the game. But when Missouri's Steve Moore dived to corral a rebound midway through the second half, it provided a spark the Tigers would capitalize on en route to a 78-72 victory that clinched the No. 2 seed in next week's Big 12 tournament...
Kansas needs OT to top Missouri men's basketball team (02/26/12)
The University of Kansas defeat the Missouri men's basketball team 87-86 in overtime Saturday.
Missouri men's basketball team exacts revenge vs. Oklahoma State (02/16/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- If seeking revenge for one of its only two losses this season was on No. 3 Missouri's mind, the Tigers kept that goal in the locker room Wednesday night. "Just business," Missouri guard Kim English said after an 83-65 rout of Oklahoma State that wasn't nearly as close as the final score suggested. "But we definitely remembered how we didn't perform in Stillwater."...
No. 4 Missouri men's basketball team guns down Baylor from long range (02/12/12)
The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Baylor 72-57 on Saturday.
Missouri takes over first place in the Big 12 (02/07/12)
NORMAN, Okla. -- The focus of No. 4 Missouri was tested between an emotionally charged victory against archrival Kansas and a top 10 showdown with Baylor. The Tigers got a passing grade -- barely. Marcus Denmon scored 25 points, Ricardo Ratliffe added 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 4 Mizzou claimed first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma 71-68 on Monday night...
Missouri charges past Kansas 74-71 (02/05/12)
L.G. Patterson ~ Associated Press Missouri's Marcus Denmon celebrates in front of Kansas' Elijah Johnson after making a basket during the first half Saturday in Columbia, Mo. Denmon finished with 29 points....
Dixon's layup allows Missouri men's basketball team to escape Texas with 67-66 win (01/31/12)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Michael Dixon's flagrant foul down the stretch nearly cost his team the game. He won it about 40 seconds later. Dixon's layup with 31 seconds left gave No. 4 Missouri the lead, and Marcus Denmon's rebound after a final miss by Texas' Myck Kabongo sealed a tough 67-66 victory for the Tigers on Monday night...
Missouri men's basketball team regroups after road loss, holds off Texas Tech 63-50 (01/29/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was far from a triumphant homecoming for No. 2 Missouri. Still, coach Frank Haith concentrated on the bottom line after a shaky 63-50 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday that didn't quite flush away all the sour taste from an upset loss at Oklahoma State three days earlier...
Missouri hopes to learn from loss to Oklahoma State (01/27/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Frank Haith said it best the day Missouri rose to No. 2. No one big victory or one tough loss would define the team. The coach could not have anticipated those words to be tested so soon with one of the school's most impressive victories in recent seasons followed by an excruciating setback...
Oklahoma State men's basketball team guns down No. 2 Missouri (01/26/12)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Frank Haith understood the dangers that came along with Missouri earning its highest ranking in a decade just before what looked like a lull in the schedule. If it hadn't already, the lesson certainly settled in with his players when Oklahoma State's fans stormed the court in celebration of a 79-72 upset of the second-ranked Tigers on Wednesday night...
Missouri trails only Kentucky in latest AP basketball poll (01/24/12)
Kentucky, the only team in last week's top four not to lose over the weekend, is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll. The Wildcats, who were ranked No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, moved up one place Monday after receiving 61 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel...
Missouri men's basketball team wins top-five showdown at Baylor (01/22/12)
The fifth-ranked Tigers defeated the No. 3 Bears 89-88
Missouri rolls past Texas A&M (01/17/12)
The Tigers posted a 70-51 victory to improve to 17-1
Pressey helps Missouri men's basketball team wrangle Longhorns (01/15/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri needed someone to step up, and Phil Pressey was not shy. The sophomore point guard had 18 points, including seven straight to get the ninth-ranked Tigers out of trouble in the second half of an 84-73 victory over Texas on Saturday...
No. 9 Missouri men's basketball team claws past Iowa State 76-69 (01/12/12)
AMES, Iowa -- No. 9 Missouri was down to five players with a minute left and the host Cyclones breathing down its neck. The undermanned Tigers responded in the clutch yet again and put their only loss of the season behind them. Matt Pressey led six players in double figures with 14 points, and the Tigers got past Iowa State 76-69 on Wednesday night...
Missouri men's basketbal team suffers first loss (01/08/12)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- It wasn't just Missouri's first loss of the season that had coach Frank Haith so upset. It was the way that it happened to the Tigers. "As a coach, what you really hate is to get your butt kicked," Haith said. "They were tougher. They kicked our butt."...
Missouri crushes Oklahoma to improve to 14-0 (01/04/12)
The unbeaten Tigers opened Big 12 play with an 87-49 rout of Oklahoma
Denmon, Missouri men's basketball team shoots down Navy (12/11/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 10 Missouri needed a different strategy to counter Navy on Saturday after the Tigers dispatced their first eight opponents with hot shooting and quickness. Missouri coach Frank Haith said earlier in the week that his team would need to exhibit patience against the Midshipmen, who play at a slower tempo and are more physical in the paint...
No. 10 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team claws past Villanova (12/07/11)
NEW YORK -- Missouri was No. 25 in the preseason poll. The Tigers have moved into the top 10 and are playing as though they mean to stay up there. "The Mizzou brand was on the national scene tonight," first-year coach Frank Haith said. "And the lights are bright, very bright here in New York. We had an opportunity on national TV against a good team."...
Missouri Tigers men's basketball team cruises past Northwestern State 90-56 (12/04/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon insists Missouri isn't satisfied despite his team winning its first seven games by an average of 28 points. Denmon scored a career-high 31 points and the No. 13 Tigers went on a pair of big runs in a 90-56 rout of Northwestern State on Friday night...
Missouri basketball team routs Niagara (11/18/11)
Marcus Denmon scored 22 points to lead five Missouri players in double figures, and the No. 24 Tigers rolled to an easy 83-52 win.
Southeast Missouri State basketball teams will debut with exhibition (11/07/11)
Both the men and women will play games tonight at the Show Me Center
SEC: Missouri announcement inadvertently posted (10/28/11)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference says an announcement that Missouri was joining the league was inadvertently posted on the league's Web site and that no agreement has been reached. The announcement dated Oct. 22 was on the site Thursday night, and was reported by outkickthecoverage.com. The SEC's Web site attributed the announcement to SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and said he made it on Monday -- presumably of this week given the listed date from two days earlier...
Missouri wanted Big Ten invite most (10/06/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri is hoping to join the Southeastern Conference but would have preferred an offer from the Big Ten that never came, a university official said Wednesday. Missouri hoped to join the Big Ten last year, but the league instead chose Nebraska. The university official said the Big Ten remains Missouri's top choice but that conference "has no interest."...
Missouri AD offers men's basketball coach Haith qualified support (08/25/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is standing behind the school's embattled men's basketball coach -- to a point. Frank Haith's future has come into question after Yahoo Sports reported last week that a former University of Miami booster said he paid then-Hurricanes recruit DeQuan Jones $10,000 to attend the school with Haith's approval...
Miami probe spreads to Missouri (08/18/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Frank Haith was not Missouri's first choice as men's basketball coach. The school now has to live with the potential fallout. A disgraced former booster at the University of Miami, Nevin Shapiro, told Yahoo! Sports he violated NCAA rules with the knowledge or direct participation of at least six Hurricanes coaches, including Haith, the men's basketball coach at Miami at the time. Shapiro is in prison after being convicted of running a massive Ponzi scheme...
Mizzou boosts Haith's contract buyout penalty (06/21/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri has made it much more expensive for its new men's basketball coach to leave before his contract is up. The school that lost former coach Mike Anderson to Arkansas two months ago has increased sharply the buyout penalty for Frank Haith, his successor...
Haith ready for passion of Missouri men's basketball fans (04/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frank Haith has heard the criticism that Missouri settled for a safe choice rather than a home-run hire for its new coach. After seven years leading a Miami basketball program at a football-first school with little fan interest and plenty of other south Florida distractions, Haith welcomes both the added scrutiny and heightened interest in his fortunes...
Haith ready for passion of Missouri men's basketball fans (04/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frank Haith has heard the criticism that Missouri settled for a safe choice rather than a home-run hire for its new coach. After seven years leading a Miami basketball program at a football-first school with little fan interest and plenty of other south Florida distractions, Haith welcomes both the added scrutiny and heightened interest in his fortunes...
Painter spurns Missouri men's basketball team, signs Purdue extension (03/31/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For a school that makes no secret of its desire to join college sports' elites -- and its willingness to spend freely in that quest -- Missouri's weeklong search for its next men's basketball coach is off to a rocky start...
Painter spurns Missouri men's basketball team, signs Purdue extension (03/31/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For a school that makes no secret of its desire to join college sports' elites -- and its willingness to spend freely in that quest -- Missouri's weeklong search for its next men's basketball coach is off to a rocky start...
Search for new men's basketball coach begins at Missouri (03/25/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Billed as "The Fastest 40 Minutes in College Basketball," Missouri never quite became a must-see team in five seasons under Mike Anderson. The search began Thursday for Anderson's replacement, and for someone who can build more excitement at a school that's coming off its third straight NCAA tourney bid but seemed to regress this season after briefly cracking the top 10. ...
Search for new men's basketball coach begins at Missouri (03/25/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Billed as "The Fastest 40 Minutes in College Basketball," Missouri never quite became a must-see team in five seasons under Mike Anderson. The search began Thursday for Anderson's replacement, and for someone who can build more excitement at a school that's coming off its third straight NCAA tourney bid but seemed to regress this season after briefly cracking the top 10. ...
Anderson ditches Missouri men's basketball team for Arkansas (03/24/11)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks' basketball coach. The school confirmed the move Wednesday night. Anderson leaves Missouri after five seasons to return to the school where he was an assistant to Nolan Richardson for 17 seasons. He replaces John Pelphrey, who was fired March 13...
Anderson ditches Missouri men's basketball team for Arkansas (03/24/11)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks' basketball coach. The school confirmed the move Wednesday night. Anderson leaves Missouri after five seasons to return to the school where he was an assistant to Nolan Richardson for 17 seasons. He replaces John Pelphrey, who was fired March 13...
Agent says deal in works for Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson (03/23/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson's agent says he is negotiating a new contract with the school amid continued reports that Arkansas is trying to lure him away. Jimmy Sexton told Memphis radio station WHBQ-AM on Tuesday morning that, "We've been in discussion with them for several weeks now."...
Agent says deal in works for Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson (03/23/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson's agent says he is negotiating a new contract with the school amid continued reports that Arkansas is trying to lure him away. Jimmy Sexton told Memphis radio station WHBQ-AM on Tuesday morning that, "We've been in discussion with them for several weeks now."...
Missouri men's basketball team to face loose Cincinnati squad (03/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- On the day before Cincinnati's first NCAA tournament game in six years, Sean Kilpatrick was in the locker room putting on a show worthy of Saturday night at the improv. The redshirt freshman was doing impersonations of teammates and coaches, with such spot-on hilarity that his fellow players were doubled over in uncontrollable laughter. ...
Missouri men's basketball team to face loose Cincinnati squad (03/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- On the day before Cincinnati's first NCAA tournament game in six years, Sean Kilpatrick was in the locker room putting on a show worthy of Saturday night at the improv. The redshirt freshman was doing impersonations of teammates and coaches, with such spot-on hilarity that his fellow players were doubled over in uncontrollable laughter. ...
Kansas tames Missouri men's basketball team (03/06/11)
Missouri fell to the Jayhawks for its first home loss this season
Kansas tames Missouri men's basketball team (03/06/11)
Missouri fell to the Jayhawks for its first home loss this season
Missouri men's basketball team falters at Kansas State (02/27/11)
The Missouri men's basketball team dropped to 1-6 on the road in the Big 12 Conference.
Missouri men's basketball team falters at Kansas State (02/27/11)
The Missouri men's basketball team dropped to 1-6 on the road in the Big 12 Conference.
Missouri men's basketball team whips Baylor 77-59 (02/24/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ricardo Ratliffe heard plenty of trash talk right after tipoff. Then Missouri's forward silenced Baylor's big men. "Yeah, they're weak, they're small," Ratliffe said he overheard from J'Mison Morgan, who scored on a putback for the first basket. "Then we started getting more aggressive and he started kind of being friendly with me...
Missouri men's basketball team snaps road losing streak (02/20/11)
Missouri beat Iowa State 76-70 in men's basketball.
Denmon leads Missouri past Texas Tech (02/16/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, showing no after effects from a blow to the head three days earlier, to help No. 20 Missouri beat Texas Tech 92-84 on Tuesday night. Kim English had 16 points and reserve Michael Dixon 13 points for the Tigers (20-6, 6-5 Big 12), who shot 58 percent but were tested in a run-and-gun contest that was light on defense before going to 16-0 at home. John Roberson had 21 points for Texas Tech (11-15, 3-8), which shot 49 percent...
Missouri exacts revenge against Colorado (02/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A lineup shuffle might have done the trick for No. 14 Missouri. Either that or just being home again. Kim English busted a scoring slump with 21 points in a rare reserve role, and the Tigers rattled Colorado into a season-worst 23 turnovers in an 89-73 victory Saturday night...
Missouri exacts revenge against Colorado (02/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A lineup shuffle might have done the trick for No. 14 Missouri. Either that or just being home again. Kim English busted a scoring slump with 21 points in a rare reserve role, and the Tigers rattled Colorado into a season-worst 23 turnovers in an 89-73 victory Saturday night...
Missouri falters at Oklahoma State (02/03/11)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Darrell Williams had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Oklahoma State to a 76-70 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Wednesday. Jean-Paul Olukemi and Keiton Page both scored 19 points for Oklahoma State (15-7, 3-5 Big 12), which ended a three-game losing streak...
Missouri falters at Oklahoma State (02/03/11)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Darrell Williams had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Oklahoma State to a 76-70 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Wednesday. Jean-Paul Olukemi and Keiton Page both scored 19 points for Oklahoma State (15-7, 3-5 Big 12), which ended a three-game losing streak...
Texas tames Tigers (01/30/11)
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns are tearing up the Big 12 and showing no signs of slowing down. Jordan Hamilton had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and No. 7 Texas beat No. 11 Missouri 71-58 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Big 12...
Texas tames Tigers (01/30/11)
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns are tearing up the Big 12 and showing no signs of slowing down. Jordan Hamilton had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and No. 7 Texas beat No. 11 Missouri 71-58 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Big 12...
Missouri basketball team wastes little time crushing Cyclones (01/23/11)
Ricardo Ratliffe matched his career best with six blocked shots and Michael Dixon had 15 points to help the 13th-ranked Tigers defeat Iowa State 87-54 Saturday night.
Tigers tumble to Aggies 91-89 in overtime (01/16/11)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Khris Middleton squirmed as his teammates raved about his play. The sophomore forward said he doesn't like all the attention. He better get used to it. Middleton scored 28 points, including 11 in overtime, and No. 14 Texas A&M beat 15th-ranked Missouri 91-89 on Saturday for its 13th straight win...
Tigers tumble to Aggies 91-89 in overtime (01/16/11)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Khris Middleton squirmed as his teammates raved about his play. The sophomore forward said he doesn't like all the attention. He better get used to it. Middleton scored 28 points, including 11 in overtime, and No. 14 Texas A&M beat 15th-ranked Missouri 91-89 on Saturday for its 13th straight win...
Missouri men regain swagger with win vs. Nebraska (01/13/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon was the player Nebraska aimed to stop. Not much luck there. The junior guard made five 3-pointers and matched his career best with 27 points, helping No. 15 Missouri end the Cornhuskers' 11-game winning streak with a 77-69 victory Wednesday night...
Missouri men regain swagger with win vs. Nebraska (01/13/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon was the player Nebraska aimed to stop. Not much luck there. The junior guard made five 3-pointers and matched his career best with 27 points, helping No. 15 Missouri end the Cornhuskers' 11-game winning streak with a 77-69 victory Wednesday night...
Colorado breaks press, upsets No. 9 Missouri (01/09/11)
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado Buffaloes broke Missouri's press and also the Tigers' stranglehold on their one-sided series. Super sophomore Alec Burks, from suburban Kansas City, Mo., scored a career-high 36 points, and the Buffaloes upset ninth-ranked Missouri 89-76 in their final Big 12 opener...
Colorado breaks press, upsets No. 9 Missouri (01/09/11)
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado Buffaloes broke Missouri's press and also the Tigers' stranglehold on their one-sided series. Super sophomore Alec Burks, from suburban Kansas City, Mo., scored a career-high 36 points, and the Buffaloes upset ninth-ranked Missouri 89-76 in their final Big 12 opener...
Missouri crushes North Alabama (01/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim English picked a good time to rediscover his shooting stroke with Missouri set to kick off conference play this weekend. The junior guard scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and No. 9 Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a 98-58 victory over Division II North Alabama on Wednesday night...
Missouri crushes North Alabama (01/06/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim English picked a good time to rediscover his shooting stroke with Missouri set to kick off conference play this weekend. The junior guard scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and No. 9 Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a 98-58 victory over Division II North Alabama on Wednesday night...
Missouri wallops Northern Illinois 97-61 in men's basketball (12/28/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson took over a down program and started recruiting players based on trust that he would turn things around when he arrived at Missouri five years ago. That's exactly what he's done 100 wins later. Marcus Denmon scored 24 points and Matt Pressey added a career-high 18 to help Anderson became the fastest coach to reach 100 wins in school history with Monday night 97-61 blow out of Northern Illinois...
Courtship series: Recruiting budget determines options (12/26/10)
The final installment in a six-week series that explored recruiting in men's college basketball from the perspective of coaches and players.
Courtship series: Recruiting budget determines options (12/26/10)
The final installment in a six-week series that explored recruiting in men's college basketball from the perspective of coaches and players.
Missouri cruises at home (12/12/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri had been getting used to close contests before Saturday. After playing three consecutive games that came down to the final possession, including two that went to overtime, the No. 11 Tigers took control early and went on to a 70-55 win over Presbyterian College...
Missouri cruises at home (12/12/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri had been getting used to close contests before Saturday. After playing three consecutive games that came down to the final possession, including two that went to overtime, the No. 11 Tigers took control early and went on to a 70-55 win over Presbyterian College...
Denmon leads MIssouri to Cancun basketball tourney title (11/26/10)
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Marcus Denmon had hoped to shed the sixth-man role he had filled so effectively in his first two seasons at Missouri. But when the Tigers got off to a slow start in the first three games of the season, coach Mike Anderson decided to shuffle things, and that meant Denmon was back to being a reserve when they tipped off against La Salle on Wednesday night in the championship of the Cancun Challenge...
Denmon leads Missouri to Cancun basketball tourney title (11/26/10)
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Marcus Denmon had hoped to shed the sixth-man role he had filled so effectively in his first two seasons at Missouri. But when the Tigers got off to a slow start in the first three games of the season, coach Mike Anderson decided to shuffle things, and that meant Denmon was back to being a reserve when they tipped off against La Salle on Wednesday night in the championship of the Cancun Challenge...
Missouri basketball team's defense squeezes North Florida (11/21/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson challenged his players to hold the opposition scoreless the rest of the way during a timeout with about eight minutes to go Saturday. Maybe he should try that more often. The 15th-ranked Tigers set an arena record by forcing 34 turnovers and finished with a 24-0 run in a 96-58 rout over North Florida. The turnover count is believed to be a school record, and that full-court pressure fueled the shutout stand...
Missouri basketball team's defense squeezes North Florida (11/21/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson challenged his players to hold the opposition scoreless the rest of the way during a timeout with about eight minutes to go Saturday. Maybe he should try that more often. The 15th-ranked Tigers set an arena record by forcing 34 turnovers and finished with a 24-0 run in a 96-58 rout over North Florida. The turnover count is believed to be a school record, and that full-court pressure fueled the shutout stand...
Missouri men's basketball team survives scare (11/19/10)
Laurence Bowers had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as off-kilter Missouri held off Western Illinois 66-61 on Thursday night.
Missouri men's basketball team survives scare (11/19/10)
Laurence Bowers had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as off-kilter Missouri held off Western Illinois 66-61 on Thursday night.
Returners, incoming talent set lofty expectations for Mizzou hoops (11/12/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Expectations keep going up at Missouri. You won't hear Mike Anderson complaining about it. The Tigers are ranked in the preseason for the first time since 2003-2004, return four of their top five scorers and have a highly regarded recruiting class heading into Anderson's fifth season as coach. He's aiming for a third straight NCAA tournament appearance, rebuilding the reputation for a school that was shut out five straight years before his arrival...
Returners, incoming talent set lofty expectations for Mizzou hoops (11/12/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Expectations keep going up at Missouri. You won't hear Mike Anderson complaining about it. The Tigers are ranked in the preseason for the first time since 2003-2004, return four of their top five scorers and have a highly regarded recruiting class heading into Anderson's fifth season as coach. He's aiming for a third straight NCAA tournament appearance, rebuilding the reputation for a school that was shut out five straight years before his arrival...
Family more than just coachspeak for Missouri Tigers (10/14/10)
A highly anticipated recruiting class that will be unveiled at Friday's first practice includes the two sons of Mike Anderson's best friend and college teammate.
Punters fill bill for Missouri Tigers (10/14/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Punters usually are the first players on the field, either in practice or on game days, and the last to be recognized. Improvements in the punting game quietly have helped Missouri, ranked No. 21, ascend from perennial loser to annual contender...
Family more than just coachspeak for Missouri Tigers (10/14/10)
A highly anticipated recruiting class that will be unveiled at Friday's first practice includes the two sons of Mike Anderson's best friend and college teammate.
Tigers' finish offers hope for future (03/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Considering it was a program in transition, Missouri's season turned out rather well. The Tigers were one of only three schools to lose three 1,000-point scorers and make a return trip to the NCAA tournament, along with Syracuse and Marquette. ...
Missouri ready to bring the heat in NCAA second round (03/21/10)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Missouri Tigers can describe their up-tempo, bordering-on-frenetic brand of basketball however they want. West Virginia guard Darryl Bryant is quick to point out the Mountaineers are no strangers to pressure. Playing in the Big East Conference has a way of preparing teams for just about anything. ...
Missouri stifles Booker, beats Clemson 86-78 (03/19/10)
Kim English and Keith Ramsey each scored 20 points, and Missouri's swarming defense lived up to its reputation during an 86-78 victory over Clemson in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.
Missouri stifles Booker, beats Clemson 86-78 (03/19/10)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Kim English and Keith Ramsey each scored 20 points, and Missouri's swarming defense lived up to its reputation during an 86-78 victory over Clemson in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday. Missouri (23-10), the 10th seed in the East Regional, won its fifth straight opening-round game and sent seventh-seeded Clemson (21-11) home for the third consecutive year after a first-round loss. ...
Missouri to open vs. Clemson in NCAA tourney (03/15/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Tigers are headed to their second consecutive NCAA tournament. Missouri received the No. 10 seed in the East Region and will face seventh-seeded Clemson on Friday in Buffalo, N.Y. The Tigers were pleased to be included in the field announced Sunday, especially after a 75-60 loss to lowly Nebraska last week in the first round of the Big 12 tournament...
Mizzou stumbles at Kansas State (02/28/10)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Curtis Kelly had a double-double, Jamar Samuels scored 14 points and No. 6 Kansas State overcame an ugly first 15 minutes to pull out a defense-dominated 63-53 victory over Missouri on Saturday night. Kansas State (24-4, 11-3 Big 12) buckled under Missouri's pressure early, putting together its worst shooting half in 14 years (18 percent). ...
Denmon scores 21 in Missouri's 92-63 rout (02/25/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon scored 21 points as Missouri defeated Colorado 92-63 on Wednesday night. Keith Ramsey added 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting from the field for the Tigers (21-7, 9-4 Big 12), who beat Colorado for the eighth consecutive time. Missouri has won three straight overall, its longest winning streak in conference play this season...
Tigers dump Huskers (02/21/10)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Marcus Denmon was feeling it Saturday, pouring in a career-high 24 points to lead Missouri past Nebraska 74-59. Denmon, who had 22 points against Colorado on Feb. 6 but only two against Texas on Wednesday, said it just happened to be his day to lead the Tigers...
Baylor nips Missouri with bucket in closing seconds (02/14/10)
"We won it the way we wanted -- with rebounds and defense," said Baylor coach Scott Drew.
Missouri Tigers rebound for win (02/07/10)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Missouri made sure it didn't have another second-half meltdown. Instead, the Tigers buried Colorado with a second-half surge. Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 22 points, Kim English had 21 points and Missouri routed the Buffaloes 84-66 on Saturday...
Mizzou whips Cowboys (01/31/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five days after getting routed at border rival Kansas, Missouri had a huge response. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford claimed he could see it coming after the Tigers made 17 3-pointers and hounded the Cowboys into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 95-80 victory Saturday...
Paul helps lead Tigers past Huskers 70-53 (01/24/10)
An unexpected source of offense helped Missouri put away Nebraska. Reserve Miguel Paul scored a career-best 15 points with 10 coming during a 15-1 second-half run that broke up a tight game in a 70-53 victory Saturday night.
After sluggish start, 3-pointers carry Missouri past Austin Peay (12/28/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's bombs-away approach to 3-point shooting once again paid off in a 94-79 win over Austin Peay on Sunday. But it was the team's stepped-up defensive pressure that was the talk of the Tigers and coach Mike Anderson. Missouri (9-3) started out sluggish in its return to the court after defeating rival Illinois four days earlier for the first time in a decade. ...
Redhawks to hold first practice basketball today (10/16/09)
Jajuan Maxwell acknowledges that the 2008-2009 Southeast Missouri State men's basketball season was a nightmare. But as the 2009-2010 Redhawks prepare to begin official practice today, Maxwell believes what he and Southeast's other three returning players had to endure last year has served to make them stronger...
Brock not eligible to play for SEMO men's basketball (08/29/08)
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State's most touted men's basketball recruit won't suit up for the Redhawks this season. A source told the Southeast Missourian that Martino Brock will not be admitted to the university for the 2008-09 academic year...
Shorthanded Tigers stumble Missouri was without two starters and three key reserves Wednesday (01/31/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Anderson put principles ahead of victories, yet still pushed Nebraska to the limit with a skeleton roster. Missouri's second-year coach is confident the five players he suspended in the wake of a weekend nightclub altercation learned from watching the Cornhuskers escape with a 66-62 victory, their first in the Big 12, against the severely short-handed Tigers on Wednesday night. He also hinted that the suspension might be lifted after one game...
Texas Tech fends off Missouri, 92-84 (01/24/08)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Martin Zeno was in Bob Knight's doghouse not too long ago. After Tech lost at Oklahoma State earlier this month, Knight called Zeno's play disappointing. Wednesday he scored a career-high 33 points to lead Tech to a 92-84 win over Missouri...
Carroll leads Tigers' rout of Coppin State (12/28/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- DeMarre Carroll scored 19 points to help Missouri run its nonconference home winning streak to 26 games with a 72-38 win over Coppin State on Thursday. Carroll, who came off the bench for the first time this season, shot 7-for-8 from the field and had nine rebounds for the Tigers (9-4)...
Mizzou routs N. Carolina A&T (12/18/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points and Missouri's pressure defense forced 25 turnovers Monday as the Tigers beat North Carolina A&T 94-66. There was some doubt whether Carroll would even play due to an ankle injury that continues to give him trouble. ...
Tigers swarm Maryland (11/21/07)
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Leo Lyons had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Missouri swarmed Maryland into numerous mistakes for an 84-70 victory over the Terrapins on Tuesday night in the consolation game of the CBE Classic. Missouri (4-1) twice rallied from double-digit deficits Monday in the semifinals against No. ...
Caravan coming to Cape Girardeau in April (03/25/07)
The last time the University of Missouri athletic department brought a caravan to Southeast Missouri, Quin Snyder was early in his seven-year coaching stint and trying to win over Mizzou fans. The caravan will come back this spring before Mike Anderson begins his second season as Snyder's successor with the men's basketball program...
Wildcats too much for Tigers yet again (02/01/07)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- David Hoskins had 25 points and Cartier Martin had 22 points and 11 rebounds, leading Kansas State to an 80-73 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night. Akeem Wright added 12 points for the Wildcats (16-6, 5-2 Big 12), who have won six straight and own their first five-game conference winning streak since the Big 12 began play in 1996-97. The string started with an 85-81 victory over the Tigers on Jan. 13 in Columbia, Mo...
Tigers grab first Big 12 win (01/25/07)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Matt Lawrence knew better than to think Colorado would simply mail in a performance with Buffaloes coach Ricardo Patton stepping down at the end of the season. Lawrence and the Missouri Tigers went through a similar situation last year with Quin Snyder -- who resigned midway through the season -- and said a coach on his way out makes a team play that much harder...
Texas tops Tigers by 20 (01/11/07)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Kevin Durant and the young Texas Longhorns are making Big 12 play look easy. They have to know tougher games are sure to come. Durant scored 34 points and No. 25 Texas won another Big 12 blowout Wednesday night, an 88-68 victory over Missouri that left yet another opponent befuddled on how to stop the long and lean freshman forward who seems to score at will...
Mizzou improves to 9-0 with win over Evansville (12/04/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson gave his team a special message heading into its first game after its biggest win of the season. "He said 'a pat on the back will set you back,"' Missouri guard Keon Lawrence said. And though Lawrence acknowledged the Tigers entered Sunday's game against Evansville with Thursday's win over Arkansas still in the back of their minds, they rebounded from a lackluster first half to beat Evansville 73-54 Sunday...
Tigers blow out unbeaten Arkansas (12/01/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Stefhon Hannah scored a season-high 21 points, had six assists and six steals Thursday as Missouri beat Arkansas 86-64, its first victory over the Razorbacks since 1992. Missouri forced 24 Arkansas turnovers and beat what was considered its toughest opponent so far this season. Arkansas (5-1) reached the NCAA Tournament last season and received 33 votes in this weeks Top 25...
MU defeats Coppin St., moves to 7-0 (11/28/06)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marshall Brown tied a career high Monday by scoring 21 points and Missouri (7-0) shot 50 percent from 3-point range in the second half in a 98-77 win over Coppin State. Brown hadn't scored 20 points in a game since he had 21 against Oklahoma in January. His previous high this season was 15 points in an 89-69 win over Lipscomb on Nov. 16...