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Reaction: Missouri tops Chaminade

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 26, 2014

Mizzou’s freshman guards carried the Tigers past the Silverswords.

Sports Blog: Reaction: Tigers blown out by Boilermakers in Maui

Posted to Sports Blog by Daniel Witt on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Following Missouri's gritty 19-point loss to No. 3 Arizona on Monday, Mizzou fell to unranked Purdue 82-61 Tuesday in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Here’s what we can take away from the loss: Still too many Tiger turnovers The Tigers committed nine turnovers in their horrific first half ...

Sports Blog: “Ill”-Caesar leads Missouri over Oral Roberts

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Nov. 19, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.

It was a bounceback game for freshman guard Montaque Gill-Caesar. After shooting 4-for-13 and just 1-for-6 from beyond the arc in Sunday’s win against Valparaiso, Gill-Caesar came back to put up 19 points, including 12 from three-point range, on Wednesday against Oral Roberts. He led the Tigers in scoring ...

Clearer picture for Tiger squad

In Print: Clearer picture for Tiger squad

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 19, 2014

The starting lineup is seemingly set, with Clark and Allen standing out early.

Column: Give Mizzou basketball some time, Tiger fans

By Daniel Schmidt | Nov. 19, 2014

The Tigers have made the extra pass against Valparaiso, which was a rarity in the Haith era.

Shooting surge leads the Tigers

By Will Jarvis | Nov. 19, 2014

Mizzou was eight-of-nine from beyond the arc in the second half.

Sports Blog: Anderson: “We’re not going to be pretty.”

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Nov. 17, 2014 at 9:44 a.m.

Missouri shot 25 percent from the field and 20 percent from three-point range on Sunday against Valparaiso. Freshman guard Montaque Gill-Caesar, who coach Kim Anderson has said will be counted on as one of the team’s go-to scorers, shot 4-for-13 from the field and hit just one of six ...

Kangaroos drop Tigers

Kangaroos drop Tigers

By Daniel Witt | Nov. 15, 2014

“Obviously we didn’t play very well," Anderson said.

Gill-Caesar preparing for big role

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 13, 2014

“That’s what they wanted when they brought me here: to score the ball and make shots,” Gill-Caesar said.

Notes heading into basketball season opener

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 13, 2014

Slow start, Williams’ health highlights from UMSL scrimmage

Sports Blog: Mizzou signs Puryear, VanLeer to 2015 class

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Nov. 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Missouri coach Kim Anderson announced on Wednesday that Mizzou signed Class of 2015 recruits Cullen VanLeer and Kevin Puryear . Puryear and VanLeer are both considered to be three-star recruits by 247 Sports and gave the Tigers verbal commitments on Aug. 21 and Sept. 5, respectively. Wednesday, the sixth- and seventh-rated ...

Anderson continues testing three-guard lineup

In Print: Anderson continues testing three-guard lineup

By Daniel Witt | Nov. 12, 2014

The coaches take statistics of every shot taken every day.

In Print: Anderson pieces together coaching identity

By Daniel Witt | Nov. 12, 2014

Said Anderson of his time with Bob Knight: “That’s a free clinic.”

Missouri beats UMSL in final exhibition game

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 8, 2014

Williams III returns as strong second half carries Tigers over Tritons

In Print: Mizzou relying on Rosburg, Post early

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 5, 2014

Big men to play big role on and off the court

Anderson teaches players to ‘make the extra pass’

In Print: Anderson teaches players to ‘make the extra pass’

By Michael Natelli | Nov. 4, 2014

The new Missouri men’s basketball coach has also had his team practice a zone defense.

Williams III absent from action in exhibition opener

Williams III absent from action in exhibition opener

By Daniel Witt | Oct. 30, 2014

Williams III has been dealing with a meniscus tear since October.

Sports Blog: Anderson still mum on starters

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:04 a.m.

Missouri men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson was non-committal on his starting five this week, saying there are “seven or eight guys that have a chance to start.” “I’m not sure which way we’ll go yet,” Anderson said. “The competition’s been really good.” But while Anderson has ...

2014-2015 Basketball Preview

2014-2015 Basketball Preview

By The Maneater Staff | Oct. 29, 2014

Who are these guys? Kim Anderson is about to begin his first season as a Division I head coach. He’s taking the reins of the Tigers, who he played for in the 1970s. Mizzou loses 78 percent of its scoring from last season and will likely play five true ...

Deuce Bello’s athleticism stands out

By Will Jarvis | Oct. 29, 2014

Coach Kim Anderson plans on using Bello in a number of positions.

Fulford ready for new challenge

In Print: Fulford ready for new challenge

By Michael Natelli | Oct. 29, 2014

The former Huntington Prep coach said “it was time” to make the leap.

In Print: Home, sweet Hearnes for Anderson

By Daniel Witt | Oct. 29, 2014

Kim Anderson played in the Hearnes Center in the 1970s. Now, 40 years later, he returns as a head coach.

Kim Anderson is ready

Feature: Kim Anderson is ready

By Will Jarvis | Oct. 29, 2014

“I’m looking forward to coaching these guys more than I am talking about it," he said.

In Print: Men’s basketball goes on retreat

By Michael Natelli | Oct. 29, 2014

On the weekend of October 17-20, the Missouri men’s basketball team took a retreat to Moberly, Missouri, to do some team bonding with the season less than a month away. The retreat was not announced, as coach Kim Anderson “wanted to keep it quiet,” with the goal being to ...

In Print: Notable foes: a look at Mizzou basketball's opponents

By Will Jarvis | Oct. 29, 2014

Arizona (Nov. 24 in Maui, Hawaii) The Tigers got the unlucky draw of facing Arizona in the opening round of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on Nov. 24. Arizona coach Sean Miller hopes to lead his team to another Elite Eight. And while the Wildcats lost their top two scorers ...

Sophomore Tigers retooled, refocused

In Print: Sophomore Tigers retooled, refocused

By Aaron Reiss | Oct. 29, 2014

Williams said he's now comfortable shooting up to 24 feet from the basket.

In Print: Tigers exploring for the scoring

By Daniel Witt | Oct. 29, 2014

The Tigers have lost 78 percent of their scoring from last season’s NIT run.

Tigers looking for a leader

In Print: Tigers looking for a leader

By Daniel Witt | Oct. 29, 2014

A pair of seniors will look to lead Tigers against competition.

Age not stopping Gill-Caesar

In Print: Age not stopping Gill-Caesar

By Michael Natelli | Oct. 21, 2014

Said Fulford: “Teki's here because I'm here.”

Sports Blog: Bello wins Black and Gold dunk contest

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 14, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.

The Missouri men’s and women’s basketball programs hosted their annual Black and Gold Game intrasquad scrimmages on Tuesday night, and while both were entertaining, the entertainment highlight of the night came from the dunk contest that came in between the two. Freshman forward Jakeenan Gant, sophomore guard Wes ...

In Print: Fouls a familiar foe for Rosburg

By Daniel Witt | Oct. 14, 2014 | Updated Oct. 14, 2014 at 11:35 p.m.

Junior Ryan Rosburg looks to stay out of foul trouble this season for the Tigers.

Sports Blog: Four 2015 men’s hoops recruits make visits

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 13, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.

Several top basketball recruits were on hand at this weekend’s football game against the Georgia Bulldogs for visits. Class of 2015 recruits included five-star guards Antonio Blankeney and Isaiah Briscoe, four-star forward Thomas Bryant and three-star forward Kevin Puryear. Puryear is the only one of the bunch to have ...

Sports Blog: Biedscheid dismissed from program

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on Sept. 30, 2014 at 10:47 p.m.

Missouri basketball announced late Tuesday that sophomore Cameron Biedscheid has been dismissed from the program. Biedscheid, a St. Louis native, transferred to Missouri from Notre Dame at the end of the fall semester last year. He was going to be eligible to play for the Tigers at the conclusion of ...

Sports Blog: Chicago Bulls sign Kim English

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Sept. 27, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.

The Chicago Bulls announced on Friday that they’ve signed former Missouri guard Kim English to their training camp squad. English was originally drafted in 2012 by the Detroit Pistons, playing 41 games in his rookie season. He spent last season playing in Italy. At Missouri, English played a key ...

Sports Blog: Brown signed to Lakers roster

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8:53 p.m.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Tuesday that they signed former Missouri Tiger Jabari Brown to their training camp roster. Brown had been a free agent after playing with the Houston Rockets in the NBA Summer League. Brown, who went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft last summer, gets to ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou Arena renovations announced

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Sept. 18, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.

Mizzou Athletics announced plans Thursday to proceed with a multi-million dollar renovation on Mizzou Arena. The renovation will begin in the coming weeks. The renovation includes plans to upgrade the Tiger Player Development area, team lounge, locker room, team academic area, strength and conditioning facility, and facility entranceway in order ...

In Print: Gant, Allen arrested on charges of assault

By Aaron Reiss | Sept. 16, 2014 | Updated Sept. 17, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.

The charges are misdemeanors.

Sports Blog: Isabell’s Status in Question

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Aug. 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

The Seattle Times reported Saturday that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer used a “series of questionable tactics” to bring basketball talent to Lakeside High School (Washington). The report could put the eligibility of Mizzou freshman point guard Tramaine Isabell in question. According to the report, Isabell “stayed at a $6 ...

Sports Blog: Jones dismissed for rules violation

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Aug. 8, 2014 at 8:27 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team issued a statement Friday announcing the dismissal of sophomore forward Torren Jones for a violation of team rules. “We have high standards at the University of Missouri and after consulting with Mike Alden, I have made the decision to dismiss Torren Jones from our ...

Sports Blog: Top 50 recruit Gill-Caesar picks Tigers, reclassifies to 2014 class

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Aug. 2, 2014 at 6:56 p.m.

With the school year fast-approaching, the Missouri Tigers topped off their 2014-2015 roster on Saturday landing four-star recruit Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar. Gill-Caesar uses Mizzou’s final scholarship spot for the season, and signed a financial aid agreement on Saturday. “Teki is an outstanding addition to our family and fills a ...

Mizzou grad serves on NBA champion Spurs’ training staff

In Print: Mizzou grad serves on NBA champion Spurs’ training staff

By Michael Natelli | July 9, 2014

“Being around guys (at Mizzou) who were considered ‘big time’ every day, that definitely helped with making being around the guys on the Spurs no big deal,” Calkins said.

Sports Blog: Former Mizzou player Jabari Brown not selected in 2014 NBA Draft

Posted to Sports Blog by Aaron Reiss on June 26, 2014 at 11:16 p.m.

Former Missouri guard Jabari Brown went unpicked in the NBA Draft Thursday. Brown was named first team all-Southeastern Conference last season after leading the conference in scoring. He averaged 19.9 points and 4.43 rebounds per game. Brown was third in the conference in three-point shooting percentage, at 41 ...

In Print: Anderson is the right choice, if not flashy

By Nick Yahl | May 7, 2014

Anderson has a trait that MU’s past three coaches didn’t: he’s from Missouri.

After 15 years, Kim Anderson has made it home

In Print: After 15 years, Kim Anderson has made it home

By Aaron Reiss | April 29, 2014

A former Missouri assistant coach and cager, Anderson was turned down for the head coaching job in 1999. Now, he’s back.

New coach, old tricks: Kim Anderson is head coach

In Print: New coach, old tricks: Kim Anderson is head coach

By Matt Muenzberg | April 29, 2014

Norm Stewart disciple Kim Anderson wants revive legendary coach’s style of play.

Sports Blog: Kim Anderson replaces Haith as men’s basketball coach

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 28, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.

Kim Anderson, the former helmsman at Central Missouri, is latest head coach of the Missouri basketball program, MU announced Monday. The university will introduce Anderson, a former player and assistant coach at Missouri, during a press conference Tuesday at 10 a.m. “We are pleased and excited to have Kim ...

Kim Anderson replaces Haith as men’s basketball coach

Kim Anderson replaces Haith as men’s basketball coach

By Jack Witthaus and Matt Muenzberg | April 28, 2014 | Updated April 29, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

CMU helmsman went to division-II Final Four.

Hoops coach Frank Haith leaving for Tulsa

Hoops coach Frank Haith leaving for Tulsa

By Jacob Bogage | April 17, 2014 | Updated April 18, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

Tigers will search for new coach for second time in three years.

In Print: Green-Beckham, Price dismissals the right choice

By Nick Yahl | April 15, 2014

Integrity is more important than wins.

Sports Blog: Frank Haith drops Zach Price from basketball team

Posted to Sports Blog by Jack Witthaus on April 10, 2014 at 1:49 p.m.

Coach Frank Haith announced today that junior forward Zach Price has been dismissed from the program. Price has been suspended from team activities since April 3. “Last week’s situation was unacceptable and after a review, I have decided that Zach (Price) will no longer be a part of our ...

Earnest Ross files restraining order against former teammate

By Matt Muenzberg | April 9, 2014

Ross, who is no longer part of Missouri basketball, said in the petition that Zach Price “tried to harm me and my girlfriend.”

Sports Blog: Jabari Brown follows classmate Clarkson to NBA draft

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on April 3, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

Missouri junior guard Jabari Brown will enter the NBA draft with one year of college eligibility remaining, he announced Wednesday. "This was a step I needed to take in order to make the most educated decision possible with regards to my NBA opportunities," Brown said in a news release sent ...

Price arrested on domestic assault charges

By Jacob Bogage | April 3, 2014

Forward marks third arrest in a month for basketball team.

Former Tiger Phil Pressey wrapping up rookie season

In Print: Former Tiger Phil Pressey wrapping up rookie season

By Alex Schiffer | April 2, 2014

The former Missouri point guard has had a respectable rookie season given the circumstances.

In Print: Uncertainty ahead for Haith, Mizzou hoops

By Matt Muenzberg | April 2, 2014

Tigers may lose top three scorers to NBA and graduation.

Sports Blog: Tigers fall in NIT to Southern Miss

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on March 25, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.

Last Tuesday, Missouri found itself down 13 to Davidson in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. In the second round, the Tigers trailed Southern Mississippi by 11 in the second half. This time, Missouri couldn’t erase the deficit, ending its season with a 71-63 loss Sunday at ...

Tigers escape Davidson in NIT

By Matt Muenzberg | March 19, 2014

Missouri will host winner of Southern Miss and Toledo.

Column: Hate Duke; love the Big Dance

By Daniel Schmidt | March 19, 2014

This year, enjoy the NCAA tournament for its drama.

Prescribing a cure for Mizzou’s woes

Prescribing a cure for Mizzou’s woes

By Alex Schiffer , Brandon Kroos , Danielle Lerner , Jack Witthaus , Jacob Bogage , Matt Muenzberg and Sam Weiger | March 19, 2014

Maneater Sports analysts diagnose the Tigers’ problems.

Q&A: Price on how to succeed in the NCAA tournament

By Jacob Bogage | March 19, 2014

Junior transfer went to two straight Final Fours with Louisville.

The dominion of Florida and the failures of the SEC

The dominion of Florida and the failures of the SEC

By Jacob Bogage | March 19, 2014

While the Gators reign supreme, the rest of the conference falters when it comes to basketball.

Tigers have suffered in postseason appearances

By Jack Witthaus | March 19, 2014

No national championships. Not even a single Final Four. In Missouri basketball’s 108-year history, the Tigers’ basketball squad has experienced lukewarm success in the postseason. Since the founding of the NCAA tournament in 1939, Missouri entered the tournament 26 times. The Tigers have achieved the Elite Eight five times ...

Williams grows as postseason wears on

Williams grows as postseason wears on

By Matt Muenzberg | March 19, 2014

Freshman’s starting roles give him chance to develop.

Sports Blog: Gators, Vols, Cats and Dogs move on to SEC semis

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 15, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

ATLANTA — Another full slate of games at the Georgia Dome on Friday narrowed the Southeastern Conference Tournament field from eight teams to four. No. 1 seed Florida, No. 4 seed Tennessee, No. 2 seed Kentucky and No. 3 seed Georgia will advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Here are brief recaps ...

Sports Blog: Both Tigers, Gamecocks and Rebels winners in SEC Tournament

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 14, 2014 at 12:11 a.m.

ATLANTA — After a night of play-in games, the Southeastern Conference Tournament kicked into full swing Thursday with a slate of four games. Here are brief recaps of each: Missouri tops Texas A&M in double-overtime Earnest Ross scored 24 points and three in overtime as Missouri overcame two blown leads ...

Wilbekin, Gators chomp Missouri in SEC Tournament

Wilbekin, Gators chomp Missouri in SEC Tournament

By Jacob Bogage | March 14, 2014

Tigers make 14 turnovers, await the word of NCAA selection committee.

Sports Blog: Haith: Tigers need ‘40-minute’ game against No. 1 Gators

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 13, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

ATLANTA — Freshman forward Johnathan Williams III said of Missouri’s NCAA tournament hopes before the team left for Atlanta, “with God, anything is possible.” The No. 8 seed Tigers (21-10, 9-9 Southeastern Conference) might need divine intervention to knock off the nation’s best and No. 1 seed Florida tomorrow ...

Sports Blog: Post to replace Rosburg in starting lineup

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 13, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Missouri coach Frank Haith will debut a new starting lineup for the first time this season when the Tigers (20-10, 9-9 Southeastern Conference) face Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament. Junior forward Keanau Post will replace sophomore Ryan Rosburg, who has started all 30 of Missouri’s games. Post ...

Tigers survive Aggies in two overtimes

Tigers survive Aggies in two overtimes

By Jacob Bogage | March 13, 2014

Missouri will play Florida at 1 p.m. Friday.

Mizzou freshman fill in during double-OT tournament win

Mizzou freshman fill in during double-OT tournament win

By Jacob Bogage | March 13, 2014

Williams posts double-double; Rector swipes two crucial steals.

In Print: Tigers prepare for Aggies, SEC Tournament

By Matt Muenzberg | March 11, 2014

The winner earns the right to play No. 1 Florida.

Sports Blog: Criswell faces legal trouble, won’t travel to SEC Tourney

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on March 10, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.

Senior forward Tony Criswell will not make the trip to Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference Tournament, coach Frank Haith said Monday. “He has some things he needs to take care of back here in Columbia,” Haith said. Criswell had a court date March 6 when he was ordered to pay ...

Sports Blog: Mizzou no match for Tennessee

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 8, 2014 at 9:02 p.m.

Was Saturday a referendum of Missouri or a validation of Tennessee? A 27-point loss made it hard to tell. On one hand, the Tigers (20-10, 9-9 Southeastern Conference) had two more field goals than turnovers. They were out rebounded by nearly 50 percent. They shot 31.9 percent from the ...

Ross carries Tigers in final moments

Ross carries Tigers in final moments

By Jacob Bogage | March 6, 2014

Senior guard sends off Mizzou Arena with thunderous finish.

Quiet Senior Night ends in cheers

Quiet Senior Night ends in cheers

By Matt Muenzberg | March 6, 2014

Tiger nation says goodbye to Earnest Ross and Tony Criswell.

Earnest Ross reflects on the eve of Senior Night

In Print: Earnest Ross reflects on the eve of Senior Night

By Matt Muenzberg | March 5, 2014

Guard says farewell after three years at Missouri.

Keanau Post, Torren Jones help Tigers bulldoze the Bulldogs

Keanau Post, Torren Jones help Tigers bulldoze the Bulldogs

By Matt Muenzberg | March 1, 2014

Mizzou hits a season-high 62 percent of its shots.

Tigers pick up momentum in dominant win

Tigers pick up momentum in dominant win

By Jacob Bogage | March 1, 2014

For a day, Missouri can stop fighting and have fun.

As postseason draws near, Haith says ‘play harder’

In Print: As postseason draws near, Haith says ‘play harder’

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 26, 2014

Three games remain for Tigers to appeal to the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Column: Frank Haith era brings ‘Demise of the Tigers’

By Daniel Schmidt | Feb. 26, 2014

Coaching to blame as the Tigers continue to get mired down in subpar basketball.

Column: Looking for positives as Mizzou basketball struggles

By Nick Yahl | Feb. 26, 2014

It’s sad, but perhaps it’s time to start looking at next season for Tigers’ hoops.

Sports Blog: Tigers reach new low at Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Feb. 25, 2014 at 11:38 p.m.

or shooting and minimal bench contribution led Missouri to drop its second straight road game. The Tigers (19-9, 7-8 Southeastern Conference) hit just 32 percent of their shots and got only four points off the bench as Georgia (16-11, 10-5 SEC) ran away with a crucial conference victory, 71-56, Tuesday ...

Sports Blog: Randolph, Tide deal Tigers major setback

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:39 p.m.

Levi Randolph scored a career-high 33 points, and Trevor Releford added 18 more for Alabama as the Crimson Tide (11-16, 5-9 Southeastern Conference) dealt Missouri (19-8, 7-7 SEC) a one-two punch in an 80-73 drubbing in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Senior guard Earnest Ross scored a team-high 25 points for Missouri and ...

Clark, Brown trade places in Mizzou win

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 20, 2014

Freshman’s production backs up junior’s struggles.

Tigers squeak past Vandy

Tigers squeak past Vandy

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 20, 2014

Brown’s scoring streak halted in victory.

In Print: Haith positive as NCAA tournament looms

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 19, 2014

Brown’s stellar year doesn’t stack up to Mizzou’s résumé.

In Print: Prep school still to be determined for Mizzou commit Suggs

By Alex Schiffer | Feb. 19, 2014

The Washington, Mo., native is having an improved senior season.

Brown, Tigers steal another against Vols

Brown, Tigers steal another against Vols

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 15, 2014

Crucial steal by primary scorers gives Tigers another win.

Jones, Post shine in Tigers win over Vols

By Alex Schiffer | Feb. 15, 2014

The frontcourt’s two newcomers both showed signs of improvement against Tennessee.

Brown’s floater boosts Mizzou in thriller

Brown’s floater boosts Mizzou in thriller

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 13, 2014

Wild ending puts Tigers back on track for NCAA tournament.

Free points: charity stripe crucial in win over Hogs

Free points: charity stripe crucial in win over Hogs

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 13, 2014

Tigers hit 34 free throws in their one-point win.

Ditch the bigs? Haith debates going small to spark offense

In Print: Ditch the bigs? Haith debates going small to spark offense

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 12, 2014

Lineup with more guards puts more scorers on the floor, coach said.

Column: Looming draft nears for Clarkson, Brown

By Nick Yahl | Feb. 12, 2014

The draft is loaded with talent, so why not wait another year?

Sports Blog: Tigers lose third straight at Ole Miss

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 8, 2014 at 7:42 p.m.

Anthony Perez grabbed five rebounds for Ole Miss on Saturday. His final board may epitomize why Mississippi (16-7, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) walked out of C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum with a 91-88 win over Missouri (16-7, 4-6 SEC). Perez out-muscled senior guard Earnest Ross and dashed past the Tigers’ bigs ...

Sports Blog: Tigers and Rebels ready to renew rivalry

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 8, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.

The sight of Ole Miss and sharpshooting guard Marshall Henderson might make Missouri’s blood boil. Henderson combined for 54 points for the Rebels (15-7, 6-3 Southeastern Conference), who took two of the three meetings last season, including a 64-62 thriller at the SEC tournament. In Missouri’s win, the ...

In Print: Analysts unsure about Mizzou basketball

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 5, 2014

Tigers hover around the bubble for an NCAA tournament bid, according to ESPN and CBS.

Opportunity opens doors for DeMarre Carroll

In Print: Opportunity opens doors for DeMarre Carroll

By Alex Schiffer | Feb. 5, 2014

After fighting for minutes early in his career, Carroll has emerged into a reliable starter.

Sports Blog: Brown held in check as No. 3 Gators top Missouri

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Feb. 4, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.

When Missouri visited Florida last season, the game ended five minutes in when the Gators grabbed a 15-2 lead. Although Tuesday’s game was much closer throughout, the Tigers left with the same result. The Tigers (16-6, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) appeared poised to steal their biggest win of the season ...

Sports Blog: Tigers set to tangle with No. 11 Wildcats

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Feb. 1, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Missouri looks to build off a crucial road win as it welcomes No. 11 Kentucky to Columbia for the first time at noon Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers are looking for their first victory against the storied Wildcat program. The Tigers (16-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) beat Arkansas 75-71 in ...

No. 11 Kentucky holds off Missouri’s rally

No. 11 Kentucky holds off Missouri’s rally

By Matt Muenzberg | Feb. 1, 2014

Brown’s 33 points couldn’t save the Tigers from their fourth conference loss.

Kentucky’s Randle quiets Tiger uprising

Kentucky’s Randle quiets Tiger uprising

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 1, 2014

Freshman phenom scores 18 points, grabs nine rebounds in the Wildcats’ 84-79 victory over Missouri.

Faith, farce surround Missouri-Kentucky game

By Jack Witthaus | Jan. 31, 2014

Tickets still remain for Saturday’s contest.

Jabari Brown heats up, fills new role

In Print: Jabari Brown heats up, fills new role

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 29, 2014

The junior guard’s scoring has jumped off the charts to lead Missouri.

Former Tiger Keyon Dooling retires NBA career

In Print: Former Tiger Keyon Dooling retires NBA career

By Alex Schiffer | Jan. 29, 2014

Missouri great’s foundation sets out to help victims of sexual abuse.

Sports Blog: Mizzou picks up crucial road win at Arkansas

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:26 p.m.

Missouri traveled south and snatched up a rare win at Arkansas, snapping a six-game losing streak in Fayetteville, Ark., with a 75-71 victory Tuesday night. Junior guard Jabari Brown scored 24 points in his fifth straight game with more than 20 points. Entering the game, Arkansas (13-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference ...

Sports Blog: Tigers set to face Hogs in Fayetteville

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 28, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

Though Missouri fans may claim to have the best home atmosphere in the Southeastern Conference, Arkansas stakes a solid claim to the same title. The Razorbacks (13-6, 2-4 SEC), by no means a basketball power, have won 25 of their last 26 games at Bud Walton Arena and have trailed ...

Sports Blog: Men’s Basketball Notebook: Missouri 82- S. Carolina 74

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Jan. 25, 2014 at 7:57 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers (15-4, 3-3 SEC) beat a tough South Carolina team Saturday afternoon 82-74. Here are a few takeaways from the Tigers win: Haith says Criswell not suspended Senior forward Tony Criswell didn’t a play minute in the first half of Saturday’s game. He played six minutes ...

Sports Blog: Tigers prepare for Martin, Gamecocks during festive weekend

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.

Coach Frank Martin and South Carolina travel from Columbia, S.C., to Columbia, Mo., as Missouri hosts the Gamecocks at 3 p.m. Saturday. Junior guard Jabari Brown looks to stay hot and help the Tigers even up their Southeastern Conference record. Brown scored a career-high 28 points Tuesday at ...

Mizzou races past South Carolina

Mizzou races past South Carolina

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 25, 2014

Brown scores 20-plus points in fourth-straight game.

Big turnaround for Missouri’s bigs

Big turnaround for Missouri’s bigs

By Matt Muenzberg | Jan. 25, 2014

Williams and Rosburg combine for 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Tigers prepare to white out Mizzou Arena

Tigers prepare to white out Mizzou Arena

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 24, 2014

Game will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation.

Sports Blog: Athletics Notebook: Tigers court Notre Dame transfer

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

The Missouri basketball team announced yesterday that Notre Dame redshirt sophomore transfer Cameron Biedscheid has officially joined the program. Biedscheid, a St. Louis native, was the state’s 2012 Mr. Show-Me Basketball and joins a team already filled with transfers. He averaged 6.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per ...

Tigers ride defense past Alabama

In Print: Tigers ride defense past Alabama

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 22, 2014

Man and zone schemes yield coach Haith’s approval.

Sports Blog: Road woes continue for Mizzou at LSU

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.

They sure tried, but Missouri’s big three couldn’t win all by themselves. The trio of Jabari Brown, Earnest Ross and Jordan Clarkson scored all but eight of the visiting Tigers’ points as Missouri fell 77-71 to Louisiana State on the road Tuesday night. Junior guard Brown scored a ...

Sports Blog: Vandy tops Tigers on the road

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 18, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.

Vanderbilt’s Kyle Fuller hit a step-back jumper late and Missouri junior guard Jordan Clarkson misfired from 3 the next possession as the Tigers (13-3, 1-2 SEC) fell 78-75 to the Commodores in Nashville on Thursday. Senior guard Earnest Ross grabbed an offensive rebound on Clarkson’s miss, but fumbled ...

Tigers tame Tide, 68-47

Tigers tame Tide, 68-47

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 18, 2014

MU holds Alabama below 30 percent shooting on the game.

Sports Blog: MU picks up conference road win at Auburn

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Jan. 12, 2014 at 12:45 a.m.

Missouri narrowly avoided its second loss of the week, sneaking past Auburn 70-68 on the road Saturday afternoon. Senior guard Earnest Ross scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in his return to his former school. Ross sealed the game for No. 21 Missouri (13-2, 1-1 SEC), scoring the team ...

Sports Blog: Georgia snaps No. 21 Missouri's home win streak

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Junior guard Jabari Brown scored 19 points, but missed a key 3-pointer and Georgia's Nemaja Djurisic countered with 16 points and two crucial overtime baskets to lead the Bulldogs (7-6, 1-1 SEC) to their first road win in a 70-64 nailbiter over No. 21 Missouri (12-2, 0-1 SEC). The ...

Sports Blog: No. 25 Tigers burn past Long Beach

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 5, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.

Junior guard Jabari Brown scored 22 points and hit a key three pointer and senior guard Earnest Ross scored 16 more points as No. 25 Missouri (12-1) squeaked past Long Beach State, 69-59, (4-10) on Saturday. The Tigers trailed 16 minutes into the first half then grabbed the lead for ...

Sports Blog: Tigers grab first road win at NC State

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.

Last season, Missouri basketball went 2-8 on the road, losing all six of its road games decided by five points or fewer. The No. 25 Tigers (11-1) began this year’s road stint on the reverse end, winning their first road game 68-64 at North Carolina State on Saturday. Missouri ...

Illinois captures thrilling 65-64 win over Missouri

Illinois captures thrilling 65-64 win over Missouri

By Jack Witthaus | Dec. 21, 2013

Mizzou basketball loses lead in the final seconds.

Sports Blog: No. 24 Tigers take out Western Michigan

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Dec. 16, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.

Junior guard Jabari Brown scored 15 points, and fellow wingmen Earnest Ross and Jordan Clarkson each chipped in 12 as No. 24 Missouri (10-0) downed Western Michigan 66-60 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The victory comes after an eight-day final exams break for the Tigers, who shook off cobwebs and ...

Mizzou upsets No. 18 UCLA

Mizzou upsets No. 18 UCLA

By Matt Muenzberg | Dec. 8, 2013

Forward Williams posts double-double in points and rebounds.

Mizzou holds off WVU, 80-71

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 5, 2013

Clarkson scores 25 points in win as Tigers hold Mountaineers to 41 percent shooting.

Sports Blog: Tigers clinch share of tourney title with win over Wolf Pack

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.

Missouri began against Nevada on Friday where it left off against Northwestern on Thursday. The Tigers (7-0) scored 44 points in both the first half against the Wildcats and second against the Wolf Pack and in the remaining periods of the Las Vegas Invitational, played even with competition. Their 18-point ...

Sports Blog: Tigers grab neutral site win over Wildcats

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Nov. 30, 2013 at 12:47 a.m.

After trailing at halftime, Missouri (6-0) scored 14-straight points to open the second half, propelling the Tigers to a 78-67 win over Northwestern (4-3) in Las Vegas. Missouri outscored the Wildcats 44-28 in the second half, helped by junior guard Jabari Brown’s 12 points in the period. Brown found ...

AD Alden directly involved with Antlers ejections

AD Alden directly involved with Antlers ejections

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 27, 2013

MSA’s Droege, Beattie define Antlers threshold as “subjectively inappropriate.”

Second chances help Missouri defeat Garner-Webb

By Katherine Knott | Nov. 23, 2013

Antlers ejected in 72-63 win.

Sports Blog: We Clicked: Mizzou 92- Hawaii 80 in Kansas City

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 17, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.

Missouri basketball returned to Kansas City for the first time since the 2012 Big 12 Tournament and for the first half of its 92-80 win, under-performed. The Tigers (3-0) trailed Hawaii (2-2) at the half, but stormed back in the second half to defeat the Rainbow Warriors behind 23 points ...

Tony Criswell is back, conditionally

Tony Criswell is back, conditionally

By Matt Muenzberg | Nov. 17, 2013

Interim coach Fuller says Criswell may be in and out of lineup throughout semester.

Sports Blog: Tigers defeat Rainbow Warriors in Kansas City

Posted to Sports Blog by Matt Muenzberg on Nov. 16, 2013 at 8:36 p.m.

KANSAS CITY— After surviving foul trouble throughout the first half, Missouri pulled away in the second half, beating Hawaii 92-80 in Mizzou's first game in Kansas City since winning the 2012 Big 12 Championship. Junior guard Jabari Brown quietly led Missouri with 23 points, tying a career high. Earnest ...

Sports Blog: Tiger trail Rainbow Warriors at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Kyle Lock on Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers trail the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 45-44 at halftime. The first half mainly consisted of poor defense and whistles. Both teams came out hot on the offensive end of the floor, trading buckets back and forth up to the first TV timeout. Junior Jordan Clarkson, who led the ...

Live Blog: Mizzou vs. Hawaii in Kansas City: Live Blog: Mizzou vs. Hawaii in Kansas City

Posted to Live Blog: Mizzou vs. Hawaii in Kansas City by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 16, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.

Are the NCAA's new hand checking rules stifling the game? Missouri interim head coach Tim Fuller says the regulations are a double-edged sword. Don't want to scroll down? Get our full game recap here. A couple hundred students made the trip out to Kansas City to witness Mizzou ...

Mizzou trumps Hawaii in home away from home

Mizzou trumps Hawaii in home away from home

By Matt Muenzberg | Nov. 16, 2013

More than 13,000 fans turned out to see the Tigers’ 92-80 win in Kansas City.

Hands off: New rules change the game

Hands off: New rules change the game

By Kyle Lock | Nov. 16, 2013

There were 44 fouls called between the two teams on Saturday night.

Fans flock to Kansas City for Tigers’ return

Fans flock to Kansas City for Tigers’ return

By Alex Schiffer | Nov. 16, 2013

Athletics aids in student transportation as fans are eager for more KC games.

Men’s Basketball Notebook: Hawaii reactions

Men’s Basketball Notebook: Hawaii reactions

By Alex Schiffer | Nov. 16, 2013

Rector makes his debut, the Tigers struggle from the free throw line and Criswell returns from suspension.

Jordan Clarkson slices through Salukis

Jordan Clarkson slices through Salukis

By Matt Muenzberg | Nov. 13, 2013

Junior guard scores career-high 31 points in non-conference win.

Guards provide Tigers inside game

Guards provide Tigers inside game

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 13, 2013

Trio of ball handlers combine for 82 percent of Missouri’s points.

Sports Blog: Men’s Basketball: Wes Clark named SEC freshman of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Kyle Lock on Nov. 11, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.

Missouri guard Wes Clark was named Southeastern Conference freshman of the week after his impressive debut in the Tigers’ season opening victory over Southeastern Louisiana. The 6-foot point guard dropped 13 points to go along with seven rebounds in 26 minutes of playing time off the bench. Clark slid in ...

Tigers rout Lions to open season

Tigers rout Lions to open season

By Matt Muenzberg | Nov. 10, 2013

Freshman Clark scores 13 points in first ever start.

Sports Blog: Ross, Brown receive preseason SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Kyle Lock on Nov. 9, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.

Senior guard Earnest Ross and junior guard Jabari Brown received all-Southeastern Conference preseason honors, the team announced Friday morning. Brown, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Oakland, Calif., was the only Tiger that made the first team all-conference preseason team. Brown averaged just fewer than 14 points in his sophomore campaign ...

Who is Frank Haith?

In Print: Who is Frank Haith?

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 6, 2013

After two years, Frank Haith has led three completely different teams. What will he do next?

From Beale Street to Booches: Johnathan Williams III eager to work for Missouri basketball

In Print: From Beale Street to Booches: Johnathan Williams III eager to work for Missouri basketball

By Matt Muenzberg | Nov. 6, 2013

As the best recruit in the 2013 recruiting class, Johnathan Williams III sets the tone for his first season with a dedicated play style.

Earnest Ross is ready to lead

In Print: Earnest Ross is ready to lead

By Kyle Lock | Nov. 6, 2013

Earnest Ross led the SEC in scoring off the bench in his junior year.

Replacing Haith

In Print: Replacing Haith

By Alex Schiffer | Nov. 6, 2013

Haith yet to name a replacement as suspension nears.

Ross, Tigers escape Mules in exhibition finale

Ross, Tigers escape Mules in exhibition finale

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 1, 2013

Senior guard scores 25 points, 14 in the second half, to avoid monumental upset.

Tigers celebrate, win big at Hearnes

Tigers celebrate, win big at Hearnes

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 26, 2013

Basketball returns to old arena for the first time since 2004.

At long last Jordan Clarkson is back

At long last Jordan Clarkson is back

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 26, 2013

After sitting out a year for transfer rules, Tulsa transplant runs Missouri’s point.

Home sweet Hearnes for men’s basketball

Home sweet Hearnes for men’s basketball

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 25, 2013

Team will play in the Hearnes Center for the first time in eight years Friday night.

NCAA suspends Mizzou’s Haith 5 games

NCAA suspends Mizzou’s Haith 5 games

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 22, 2013

NCAA says third-year coach failed “to promote an atmosphere of compliance.”

A closer look at the five games Frank Haith will miss

By Alex Schiffer | Oct. 22, 2013

The Tigers will open the season without their third-year coach.

Sports Blog: Mizzou men picked 5th in conference hoops, women picked 9th

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:56 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the conference by the media at Southeastern Conference media day Wednesday. The women’s team was predicted to finish ninth. Men’s coach Frank Haith brought senior guard Earnest Ross as his player representative while women’s coach ...

Recruiting Notebook: Mizzou rolling in good news with underclassmen

By Alex Schiffer | Oct. 17, 2013

Tigers make cut for one five star, get visit by another.

Ryan Rosburg wears off 2012 jitters

Ryan Rosburg wears off 2012 jitters

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 15, 2013

Sophomore forward tallies 16 points, eight rebounds in scrimmage.

Freshman Johnathan Williams III excels in debut

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 15, 2013

Haith says freshman’s performance was “outstanding.”

Recruiting Notebook: 2014 and beyond

By Alex Schiffer | Oct. 14, 2013

Tigers lose out on shooting guard, make cut for on big man.

In Print: Transfer Jordan Clarkson finally ready to lead

By Matt Muenzberg | Oct. 9, 2013

Guard will look to fill Pressey’s shoes.

Sports Blog: Recruiting notebook: Tigers still on the prowl

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Oct. 3, 2013 at 11:13 p.m.

Coach Frank Haith and his staff have already built a strong 2014 recruiting class with the recent commitment of Namon Wright to go with Jakeenan Gant. The two consensus top-100 players will be huge additions to the Tigers lineup next season along with Baylor transfer Deuce Bello and Louisville transfer ...

Tigers gear up for second season in SEC

Tigers gear up for second season in SEC

By Alex Schiffer | Oct. 2, 2013

Debut of Clarkson, should compliment Brown and Ross on perimeter.

Sports Blog: Namon Wright commits to Mizzou

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Sept. 28, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.

It took just one day officially into the college basketball season for Missouri head coach Frank Haith to get big news. Shooting guard Namon Wright of California, a consensus four-star prospect, announced that he has committed to the Tigers. Wright joins Georgia native Jakeenan Gant as part of the Tigers ...

Sports Blog: Ronnie Suggs commits to MU

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Sept. 9, 2013 at 3:43 p.m.

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith landed a commitment from shooting guard Ronnie Suggs of Washington, Mo., on Aug. 25. The younger brother of former Washington Huskies star Scott Suggs, the rising senior will reclassify and take a postgraduate year before joining the Tigers in 2015. Richard Gray, the coach for ...

Sports Blog: Missouri lands four-star recruit Gant

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Schiffer on Aug. 18, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith started his week off with some great news Sunday. Haith landed a commitment from Georgia power forward Jakeenan Gant, an ESPN four-star recruit who ranked among the top 40 players in the nation. Since the 2014 rankings have yet to be finalized, Gant could finish ...

Athletics to roll out new stat tracking software

By Amanda Byler | Aug. 3, 2013

StatBroadcast will become available in August.

Oriakhi getting used to life in the desert

By Alex Schiffer | July 17, 2013

Former Tiger forward tries to fit into a crowded frontcourt in Phoenix.

Pressey, Bowers ink NBA Summer League deals

By Matt Muenzberg | July 17, 2013

Pressey will play for Boston and Bowers with Memphis.

Sports Blog: Alex Oriakhi drafted by Phoenix Suns

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on June 28, 2013 at 12:15 a.m.

Former Missouri forward Alex Oriakhi was selected No. 57 overall by the Phoenix Suns in Thursday's NBA Draft in Brooklyn. The Connecticut transfer averaged 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Tigers and anchored Missouri's front court with Laurence Bowers. At the Suns, Oriakhi ...

Sports Blog: Ex-Tiger Dixon off to Memphis

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on June 6, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon has announced he will be transferring to Memphis after leaving Missouri in late November. Unless the NCAA grants him a waiver, he will not be eligible to play until after the fall semester. "It's Official Once a Tiger always a Tiger. Proud to be ...

In Print: Athletics Notebook: Renovations ongoing at Memorial Stadium

By Jacob Bogage | June 4, 2013

As construction continues at Faurot Field, Frank Haith signs another transfer and the volleyball team brings in a top-20 recruiting class. 

Sports Blog: Border Showdown could return soon in Big 12/SEC Challenge

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on May 14, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.

The wait for the return of Missouri and Kansas' famed "Border Showdown" has finally shortened. After MU jumped from the Big 12 Conference to the Southeastern Conference in 2012, any speculation as to when the state schools, rivals since the Civil War, would meet again was put on hold. Enter ...

Sports Blog: Tigers add junior college All-American Keanau Post

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on April 17, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith added yet another star transfer to bolster his frontcourt Wednesday. A year after five transfers powered Missouri, junior college All-American Keanau Post of Southwestern Illinois College signed with the Tigers after averaging 12.3 points and 8.3 rebounds last season for SWIC. “We are ...

Sports Blog: Webster-Chan commits to Hawaii

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on April 15, 2013 at 2:04 p.m.

Former Missouri guard Negus Webster-Chan committed to Hawaii Monday. The 6-foot-8-inch swingman averaged 2.5 points per game for the Tigers (23-11, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) in 497 minutes in 32 appearances, including six starts. At the time of his April 2 transfer announcement, Webster-Chan, an Ontario native, voiced a desire ...

Pressey leaves for the NBA Draft

In Print: Pressey leaves for the NBA Draft

By Jacob Bogage | April 12, 2013

Projected to be a second-round pick, Pressey leaves the school with the career steals and assists records.

Column: Did Pressey make the right choice?

By Derek Franks | April 12, 2013

After a disappointing junior season, another season could’ve benefited Pressey’s NBA future.

Pressey to leave for NBA draft

By Jacob Bogage | April 10, 2013

The junior guard will not be back for his senior year at MU.

Bell’s defeat a fitting ending to Tigers’ season

In Print: Bell’s defeat a fitting ending to Tigers’ season

By Jacob Bogage | April 5, 2013

The senior guard notched the lowest score of the night and was the first eliminated from the national contest.

Column: How many other coaches are like Mike Rice?

By Kalen Wagoner | April 5, 2013

The Rutgers coach isn’t the only one using despicable behavior as coaching.

Webster-Chan, Bull announce transfer from MU

By Jacob Bogage | April 2, 2013

Both are leaving in hopes of more playing time elsewhere.

Sports Blog: Colorado State cruises past Missouri in NCAA tournament

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 21, 2013 at 11:39 p.m.

Colorado State (26-8, 11-5 Mountain West) started fast and didn’t look back Thursday, hitting their first five shots to jump on top of No. 9-seeded Missouri (24-10, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) and kick off a 84-72 win in the NCAA tournament’s round of 64. The Rams advance to face ...

Analysis: Ole Miss got ‘Hotty Toddy’ at the right time

In Print: Analysis: Ole Miss got ‘Hotty Toddy’ at the right time

By Jacob Bogage | March 19, 2013

Ole Miss and Vandy pulled off the event’s biggest upsets with the perfect formula for postseason success.

In Print: 'One and Done' needs to end

By Derek Franks | March 19, 2013

Allowing players to leave for the NBA after one season is hurting everyone.

In Print: Resist the temptation to taunt Eustachy for his past

By Kalen Wagoner | March 19, 2013

There’s no reason to heckle a man for what happened 10 years ago.

Millinghaus’ last second floater sinks Missouri’s SEC tourney hopes

By Jacob Bogage | March 16, 2013

Rebel guard Marshall Henderson scored a game-high 27 points as Ole Miss moves on to the tournament semifinals.

SEC Tournament Coverage: Finding gold in Music City

By Jacob Bogage | March 15, 2013

A small but mighty Missouri contingent makes its impact at the SEC tournament.

SEC Tournament Coverage: Vanderbilt upsets Kentucky

By Kyle Lock | March 15, 2013

Vanderbilt will play Missouri on Saturday if Missouri beats Ole Miss.

Defense pushes Missouri past A&M in SEC tourney

In Print: Defense pushes Missouri past A&M in SEC tourney

By Kyle Lock | March 15, 2013

Alex Oriakhi tallied another double-double as the Tigers dominated the Aggies in Nashville.

Missouri basketball prepares for first SEC tournament

In Print: Missouri basketball prepares for first SEC tournament

By Hunter Woodall | March 12, 2013

After finishing 11-7 in conference play, the team will travel to Nashville later this week to start the postseason.

Sports Blog: Tigers let another get away at Tenn., slip to 6-seed in tournament

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 10, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.

Laurence Bowers’ 20 points and five rebounds weren’t enough for Missouri (22-9, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) Saturday. Tennessee (19-11, 11-7 SEC) out-rebounded the Tigers for just the fifth time this season and the Jarnell Stokes dominated in the interior as the Volunteers’ pulled out a 64-62 Senior Day win. Stokes ...

When you leave Missouri behind

When you leave Missouri behind

By Hunter Woodall | March 6, 2013

Missouri trounced its former coach Mike Anderson and Arkansas 93-63 .

Missouri routs Arkansas 93-63 in Mike Anderson’s return

By Jacob Bogage | March 5, 2013

The former Missouri head coach was not so welcome in the Tigers’ 30-point demolition of the Hogs.

Bell, Bowers, Oriakhi look to shine on Senior Night

In Print: Bell, Bowers, Oriakhi look to shine on Senior Night

By Jacob Bogage | March 5, 2013

The three seniors will play their final game at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday night against Arkansas.

Sports Blog: Post-LSU quotes

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on March 2, 2013 at 7:35 p.m.

Here are a few sound bites from Missouri's 89-76 win over LSU on Saturday: -- Missouri coach Frank Haith "All in all, this time of year, LSU is a good ball club. This is a good win for us." On Tuesday's game against Arkansas: "Tuesday's game (versus Arkansas ...

Missouri avenges earlier road loss, tops LSU 89-76

By Hunter Woodall | March 2, 2013

In the Tiger rematch, Missouri evened the season series.

In Print: Analysis: As March Madness looms, a closer look at Missouri's next three games

By Jacob Bogage | March 1, 2013

Two wins would ensure an NCAA tournament bid for Missouri.

Sports Blog: Missouri wins second road game of SEC season, trumps South Carolina 90-68

Posted to Sports Blog by Hunter Woodall on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.

Missouri played its best game of the season and came close to breaking the school record for field goal percentage Thursday night against South Carolina. Keion Bell continued his season long tendency of playing well in away games and Missouri (20-8, 9-6 SEC), road a strong close out to the ...

Sports Blog: Kentucky outlasts Missouri for overtime win

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:39 p.m.

Phil Pressey scored a career-high 27 points and added 10 assists, but Julius Mays and Alex Poythress countered with 24 and 21 points respectively as Kentucky (18-9, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) outlasted Missouri (19-8, 8-6 SEC) 90-83 in overtime Saturday. Once ahead by 13 in the first half, the Tigers fell ...

This time, Pressey makes it count

In Print: This time, Pressey makes it count

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 22, 2013

Junior guard leads Tigers to upset win with a nearly flawless second half.

NCAA accuses Haith of wrongdoing at Miami

By Jacob Bogage | Feb. 20, 2013

Basketball coach tied to NCAA’s investigation of “lack of institutional control” at Miami.

Sports Blog: Fumbled pass in final seconds delivers Tigers loss to Arkansas 73-71

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 16, 2013 at 6:34 p.m.

Days after its first road win, Missouri (18-7, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) couldn’t sustain any winning momentum Saturday, shooting under 40 percent from the field in a 73-71 loss at Arkansas (16-9, 7-5 SEC). A number of key mistakes late cost the Tigers who held a two-point lead with 27 ...

Mother’s visit comes at opportune time for Ross

In Print: Mother’s visit comes at opportune time for Ross

By Hunter Woodall | Feb. 15, 2013

The junior guard from North Carolina has become the Tigers' sixth man this season.

Sports Blog: Tigers earn first ever SEC road win, beat Mississippi State 78-36.

Posted to Sports Blog by Hunter Woodall on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:49 p.m.

After struggling on the road during the Southeastern Conference season, the Tigersgot their first road win in its new conference Wednesday against Mississippi State. Missouri (18-6 , 7-4 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9 SEC) by a score of 78-36 Wednesday night. The win was Missouri's first after losing four ...

Sports Blog: Pressey breaks assist record, leads Tigers in physical win over Rebels

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:18 p.m.

If energy was what Missouri needed Saturday coming off a two-point heartbreak at Texas A&M, Phil Pressey provided it early. Once the goat after a costly late turnover in College Station, the junior guard started hot and didn’t look back, breaking the MU career assist record and leading ...

Sports Blog: Tigers’ road woes continue with loss at Aggies 70-68

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.

With 24 seconds left, the No. 21 Missouri Tigers (16-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) were clinging to a one-point lead. Then they threw it away. Phil Pressey’s outlet pass to break Texas A&M’s pressure sailed way over the head of Keion Bell giving the Aggies (14-8, 4-5 Southeastern ...

Webster-Chan fights through midseason slump

In Print: Webster-Chan fights through midseason slump

By Hunter Woodall | Feb. 8, 2013

Despite struggling, the shooting guard said he’s trying to make the most of his playing time.

Ross helps Missouri jump out early, beat Auburn 91-77

By Hunter Woodall | Feb. 2, 2013

The Tigers remain undefeated at Mizzou Arena.

Oriakhi versus the free throw line

In Print: Oriakhi versus the free throw line

By Hunter Woodall | Feb. 1, 2013

The senior forward is shooting a career-high .741 from the free throw line this season.

Missouri breaks game open early, wins big over Vanderbilt 81-59

By Hunter Woodall | Jan. 26, 2013

The Tigers led by as many as 31 points in the second half.

Column: Fans should focus on season, not Haith's allegations

By Derek Franks | Jan. 25, 2013

Regardless of accusations, Haith still has a season to finish.

With injuries mounting, Jabari Brown looks to make an impact

In Print: With injuries mounting, Jabari Brown looks to make an impact

By Hunter Woodall | Jan. 25, 2013

The guard has averaged 14.4 points per game.

Tigers close out Gamecocks for bounce back win

By Jacob Bogage | Jan. 22, 2013

The Tigers came back after being down 13 points to win 71-65.

Sports Blog: Laurence Bowers out with MCL injury for Florida game

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.

Senior forward Laurence Bowers will most likely miss the No. 17 Tigers' upcoming game against No. 10 Florida, coach Frank Haith said. Bowers sprained his right MCL in Missouri's (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) win over Alabama on Jan. 8. At the time the team said Bowers would miss games ...

New starting lineup helps Missouri win 79-62 over Georgia

By Hunter Woodall | Jan. 17, 2013

The Tigers are now 2-1 playing in the Southeastern Conference.

Sports Blog: No. 10 Tigers upset at Ole Miss

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 13, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

If Laurence Bowers scored 17 points, his season average, Saturday night for No. 10 Missouri, the Tigers would have walked out of C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum with a win. But the senior forward and MU’s leading scorer was out with an MCL sprain and the Tigers (12-3, 1-1 ...

Sports Blog: Bowers sprains MCL in win, out for next two games

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 9, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.

Senior forward Laurence Bowers suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee in No. 10 Missouri’s 84-68 win over Alabama last night. An MRI today revealed no bone damage or damage to other ligaments in the knee. Bowers, who finished with 16 points and five rebounds ...

Missouri kicks off SEC season, beats Alabama 84-68

By Hunter Woodall | Jan. 8, 2013

Senior forward Laurence Bowers left the game late with a knee injury.

Sports Blog: Tigers bounces back with win over Bucknell 66-64

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Jan. 6, 2013 at 2:08 p.m.

Through a frenetic finish, No. 12 Missouri outlasted visiting Bucknell, 66-64, in front of over 13,000 at Mizzou Arena Sunday. Junior guard Phil Pressey posted a career high 26-points, including seven consecutive points in a 90-second stretch in the second half, to lead the Tigers (11-2) past the Bison ...

Sports Blog: UCLA wins in OT over Tigers 97-94

Posted to Sports Blog by Hunter Woodall on Dec. 29, 2012 at 12:20 a.m.

A career night by Missouri guard Phil Pressey was not enough for the No.7 Tigers to top UCLA Friday Night at Wooden Court. Missouri (10-2) lost to UCLA (10-3) in overtime by a score of 97-94, marking the Tiger's first loss since their Nov. 23 game against Louisville ...

Sports Blog: Missouri outlasts Illinois, wins annual game 82-73

Posted to Sports Blog by Hunter Woodall on Dec. 22, 2012 at 10:46 p.m.

For the fourth straight year, bragging rights belong to the Missouri men's basketball team. The No. 12 Tigers (10-1) triumphed over No. 10 Illinois (12-1) in a physical 82-73 victory in the 32nd meeting between the two rivals in front of a crowd of 21,933 at Scottrade Center ...

Sports Blog: Tigers double up Bulldogs, 102-51

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Dec. 17, 2012 at 10:12 p.m.

Behind 53 bench-points, the No. 12 Missouri basketball team doubled up visiting South Carolina State Thursday night, 102-51 in front of 10,613 at Mizzou Arena. “I thought we came out with the necessary intensity we needed to have on both ends of the court,” coach Frank Haith said. “We ...

Bowers stays hot in rout of TSU

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 8, 2012

Bowers and Oriakhi both finished with double-doubles

Bell regains spotlight in role off bench

In Print: Bell regains spotlight in role off bench

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 7, 2012

The senior guard posted his first double-double on Tuesday against SEMO.

Sports Blog: Tigers avoid upset to SEMO, win 81-65

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Dec. 4, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.

Down 10 points at the half to Southeast Missouri State, men’s basketball coach Frank Haith saved some choice words for his No. 12 Missouri Tigers. “Continue to encourage I guess is the word at halftime,” Haith said as a sly grin spread across his face. 2011’s Associated Press ...

Bowers powers Missouri past App. State

Bowers powers Missouri past App. State

By Jacob Bogage | Dec. 2, 2012

Twenty-three points from the senior forward gave Missouri an emphatic win

Sports Blog: UPDATE: Michael Dixon to leave Missouri basketball team

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:24 p.m.

UPDATE 10:24 p.m. Senior guard Michael Dixon announced he would transfer from the University of Missouri to seek basketball opportunities at another school. The announcement ends speculation about the Kansas City native’s future at the program after two police reports linking him to rape investigations surfaced in ...

Sports Blog: Dixon named in second rape accusation

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 29, 2012 at 6:34 p.m.

Information continues to mount against Missouri senior guard Michael Dixon in his quest to return from an indefinite suspension. Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier Thursday that Dixon had been implicated in a rape investigation in January 2010. The report states the victim, a recently graduated MU ...

Sports Blog: UPDATE Michael Dixon accused of rape Aug. 20

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reported earlier Tuesday Missouri basketball senior guard Michael Dixon was accused of forcible rape Aug. 20. No charges were filed due to a lack of evidence. According to The Star, which cited a Columbia Police Department police report, the case was closed Nov ...

Sports Blog: Michael Dixon accused of rape Aug. 20

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 27, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

The Kansas City Star reported earlier Tuesday Missouri basketball senior guard Michael Dixon was accused of forcible rape Aug. 20. No charges were filed due to a lack of evidence. According to The Star, which cited a Columbia Police Department police report, the case was closed Nov. 16. Dixon has ...

Editorial: Sportsmanship and tact forgotten in reactions to Dixon’s suspension

This past weekend, Twitter erupted with rumors and allegations about junior guard Mike Dixon’s indefinite suspension and the reasons behind coach Frank Haith’s decision to bench him. Former Missouri guard Kim English and Dixon himself sent out their displeasure with the coach’s decision to keep the player ...

Sports Blog: Missouri survives VCU, takes third at Battle 4 Atlantis

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 24, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team won’t leave the Bahamas empty handed. The No. 13 Tigers (5-1) took down Virginia Commonwealth (3-3) in dramatic fashion 68-65 to take third place in arguably the nation’s best non-conference tournament. Leading by one with 15 seconds remaining, senior guard Phil Pressey ...

After another long sit, Bowers stands out

In Print: After another long sit, Bowers stands out

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 13, 2012

Senior forward Laurence Bowers scored 18 second-half points in his return to the starting lineup.

Missouri blows out Alcorn State

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 13, 2012

The Tigers roared to the lead with 61 second-half points.

Missouri rings in new season with 83-69 win over Southern Illinois

Missouri rings in new season with 83-69 win over Southern Illinois

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 10, 2012

Laurence Bowers, coming off a season-ending ACL tear last year, led the Tigers with 20 points.

Sports Blog: Phil Pressey named to Wooden Award watch list

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Phil Pressey’s star-studded preseason got brighter Thursday. the junior guard of the No. 15 Missouri men's basketball team was named to the John Wooden Award watch list comprised of 50 returning student athletes viewed by national media to be in contention for NCAA basketball’s highest honor. Pressey ...

Jankovic, strong second half propel Missouri in preseason finale

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 4, 2012

Ontario native Stefan Jankovic finished with a game-high 20 points in the 86-60 win over Missouri Southern.

Sports Blog: Brothers from Boston: More from coach Leo Papile

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Nov. 2, 2012 at 3:50 a.m.

Missouri guard Phil Pressey and forward Alex Oriakhi played under the tutelage of Leo Papile, a well-known Boston area AAU coach who heads the Boston Amateur Basketball Club. Papile weighed in on the reunion of Pressey and Oriakhi at MU after Oriakhi’s transfer from Connecticut in April. Here are ...

Keion Bell: How the individual found inspiration

In Print: Keion Bell: How the individual found inspiration

By Nate Atkins | Nov. 2, 2012

The only part of Keion Bell’s signature dunk that has changed at Missouri is everything it represents.

The brothers from Boston

In Print: The brothers from Boston

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 2, 2012

After growing in the adolescent AAU ranks together, Phil Pressey and Alex Oriakhi reunite at their peaks.

Big men arrive in Columbia

In Print: Big men arrive in Columbia

By Jacob Bogage | Nov. 2, 2012

After lacking true big men last season, a deep front court highlights the Tigers. Tags: men’s basketball

Sitting down with the seasoned Tiger

In Print: Sitting down with the seasoned Tiger

By Nate Atkins | Nov. 2, 2012

The Maneater catches up with someone familiar with Missouri’s new home in the SEC.

Transfers lead Tigers' dominant debut

In Print: Transfers lead Tigers' dominant debut

By Connor Casey | Oct. 29, 2012

Earnest Ross and Keion Bell combined for 42 points in the 91-58 win over Northwest Missouri State.

Without Dixon, Missouri looks to develop chemistry in exhibition play

In Print: Without Dixon, Missouri looks to develop chemistry in exhibition play

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 28, 2012

Coach Frank Haith plans to evaluate the new crop of talent heading into the first exhibition game Monday.

Sports Blog: Frank Haith suspends Michael Dixon, Dominique Bull

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Oct. 26, 2012 at 4:46 p.m.

Missouri senior point guard Mike Dixon and freshman guard Dominique Bull have been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, coach Frank Haith announced Monday. The violations are not related to NCAA rules or the law. The two will not participate in the team's first exhibition game against ...

Sports Blog: Phil Pressey pegged preseason SEC player of the year by media

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 22, 2012 at 6:59 p.m.

Approaching its first year in the Southeastern Conference, Missouri’s backcourt has already made a name for itself in the league. Junior guard Phil Pressey was the preseason choice for SEC Player of the Year by the league’s media in a poll released Monday. He was also a conference ...

Sports Blog: Missouri lands commitment from Johnathan Williams III

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Oct. 18, 2012 at 7:02 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team landed its third commitment from the 2013 class with Johnathan William III’s announcement on Thursday at his family’s church in Collierville, Tenn. The 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward from Southwind High School, whom Rivals.com ranks as the No. 48 player from this year ...

Sports Blog: Braggin' Rights Game extended through 2017

Posted to Sports Blog by Jacob Bogage on Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Along with representatives from Anheuser-Busch and the Scottrade Center, the Missouri and Illinois athletic departments announced on Monday that the Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game between the schools' men's basketball teams will stay in St. Louis for at least five more years. The announced contract, which includes sponsorships from ...

Laurence Bowers makes return on Mizzou Madness stage

In Print: Laurence Bowers makes return on Mizzou Madness stage

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 16, 2012

After a sidelined season, the returning senior called the moment “a highlight” of his life.

Tigers put on showcase at Mizzou Madness

Tigers put on showcase at Mizzou Madness

By Jacob Bogage | Oct. 12, 2012

Laurence Bowers makes return while Phil Pressey and Michael Dixon duel in hyped event.

Sports Blog: Haith fills staff with Carter

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Sept. 4, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team filled its final vacant assistant coaching seat on Tuesday with the announcement of Rick Carter’s hire. Carter is coming off a four-year stint at Western Michigan, where he was regarded for his sideline emotions and for his recruiting abilities. He is credited for ...

Sports Blog: Missouri extends Alden through 2019

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced the extension of Athletic Director Mike Alden’s contract by two years through June 2019 on Thursday morning. “Mike has provided important leadership during a time of transition of conferences,” Deaton said in a news release of Alden, who has been at the helm of ...

Sports Blog: Missouri announces 2012-13 slate

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 29, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team announced its full schedule for the 2012-13 campaign on Wednesday. Along with an 18-game Southeastern Conference schedule, the Tigers will participate in a set of notable non-conference games, which includes a Dec. 28 trip to UCLA that marks the beginning of a home-and-home series ...

Sports Blog: Late charge gives Missouri final win of Europe trip

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:17 p.m.

In the final contest of its 10-day Europe tour, the Missouri men’s basketball team had a fourth quarter surge that was enough to top Cergy 81-61 in Paris Friday. The Tigers trailed 53-51 at one point in the final frame before rattling off 21 unanswered. It was freshman forward ...

Sports Blog: Missouri notches third win of Europe tour

Posted to Sports Blog by Brent Pearson on Aug. 14, 2012 at 7:34 p.m.

On the last day of Missouri's trip through Belgium, the Tigers led host the host Gent Dragons the entire time, overpowering them 72-56. All four starters for the visitors notched double-figures in the win, with senior forward transfer Alex Oriakhi, a transfer from Connecticut, leading the team with 16 ...

Sports Blog: Dixon scores 31 as Missouri survives European test

Posted to Sports Blog by Brent Pearson on Aug. 13, 2012 at 7:41 p.m.

After a slow start against Bent-Schoenen Waregem, the Missouri men's basketball team battled back to its second win on a five-game European trip, 82-71. Senior guard Michael Dixon, just one of three returners to coach Frank Haith's squad, led the team with 31 points, shooting 10-for-18 from the ...

Sports Blog: After ejection, Haith pulls team in second Europe tour exhibition

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Aug. 11, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.

One night after routing the first opponent of its five-game Europe tour by 23 points, the Missouri basketball team played its second and never finished. After topping the Dutch team Rotterdam 87-64 the previous night, Frank Haith and the Tigers met the Netherlands National B Team in Amsterdam on Saturday ...

Sports Blog: Missouri, newcomers top Rotterdam in Europe tour opener

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster and Brent Pearson on Aug. 10, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.

In its first contest during a five-game tour of Europe on Friday, the Missouri men's basketball team overpowered Rotterdam College, a professional Dutch team, 87-64. Senior Keion Bell and junior Earnest Ross, the heralded transfers who are expected to have large roles for the Tigers after sitting out last ...

New Tigers look to bond overseas

By Seth Boster | Aug. 3, 2012

A group of 12 new players will travel with the team for a five-game tour of Europe on Wednesday.

Sports Blog: Miller leaving Haith's staff after two months

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on July 21, 2012 at 3:18 p.m.

After a two-month stint under Frank Haith’s men’s basketball staff, assistant coach Ryan Miller will leave Columbia for the associate head coaching job at Auburn. “It was a difficult decision because I really enjoyed working at Missouri and I can't think of a better head coach to ...

English, Denmon taken in NBA draft following successful Missouri careers

English, Denmon taken in NBA draft following successful Missouri careers

By Seth Boster | June 28, 2012

Kim English and Marcus Denmon became the first Missouri duo to be selected since 1989.

Sports Blog: ANALYSIS: NBA Draft value of Missouri trio

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on June 27, 2012 at 5:58 p.m.

Missouri has had three players selected in one NBA Draft on just one occasion, that being back in 1977. There will be 110 less players selected in Thursday night’s draft, but former Tigers Marcus Denmon, Kim English and Ricardo Ratliffe have a chance to become the second trio of ...

Sports Blog: Missouri gains hype in SEC basketball teleconference

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on June 25, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

There certainly wasn’t a lack of praise for the new kids on the block Monday morning, as Southeastern Conference basketball coaches took turns praising fellow soon-to-be SEC members, Missouri and Texas A&M, during a teleconference. Early acclaim Only two players return from last year’s record-setting 30-win, Big ...

Sports Blog: Missouri fills staff with assistant Leitao

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on June 15, 2012 at 11:04 a.m.

Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith rounded out his staff for the 2012-2013 season with the announcement of hiring Dave Leitao on Friday. Leitao fills the assistant post left by Ernie Nestor, who took a position at Navy. Leitao holds an overall record of 143-129 as a head coach ...

Sports Blog: Denmon, Henning named KC Sports Commission Athletes of the Year

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on June 14, 2012 at 1:15 a.m.

Marcus Denmon, a graduated senior guard of the Missouri men’s basketball team, and junior outside hitter Lisa Henning were honored by their hometown on Wednesday by being named the Kansas City Sports Commission Athletes of the Year. The annual designations go to top collegiate athletes hailing from Kansas City ...

Sports Blog: Regular fan on Missouri team plane facing drug charges

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on June 11, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.

Levi McLean Franklin Coolley, a 33-year-old fan who regularly traveled with the Missouri men’s basketball team on flights to NCAA Tournament destinations since 2009, is one of eight people from Columbia facing federal drug charges for a suspected cocaine ring in Boone County. The Columbia Tribune first reported ties ...

Sports Blog: REPORTS: Nestor to become second assistant to leave Missouri staff after one season

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood and Seth Boster on June 7, 2012 at 10:08 a.m.

Missouri men’s basketball assistant coach Ernie Nestor will resign after one season on coach Frank Haith’s staff, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports early Thursday morning. Nestor reportedly interviewed with Navy earlier in the week and will rejoin former confidant Ed Dechellis, whom he ...

Sports Blog: Missouri guards invited to top instructional camps

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on June 6, 2012 at 5:05 p.m.

A trio of Missouri men’s basketball guards have been chosen to participate at some of the nation’s premier instructional skill events this summer. "What a great complement to these young men and their work to become the best at their positions," coach Frank Haith said in a news ...

Sports Blog: Miller joins Missouri as assistant with 'impressive pedigree'

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on May 11, 2012 at 9:09 p.m.

Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith has named Ryan Miller to his assistant staff, as announced by the university on Friday. Miller fills the position vacated by Isaac Chew, who left the program for the top assistant job at Illinois in April. “We’re very fortunate to have someone ...

Sports Blog: Missouri to complete recruiting class with Tulsa transfer Clarkson

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on May 7, 2012 at 6:09 p.m.

Coach Frank Haith and the Missouri men’s basketball team added the last name to the 2012-13 roster after Tulsa sophomore guard Jordan Clarkson committed to the Tigers on Monday. “MIZZOU!!! Blessed to be apart of the Tiger family! Appreciate all of the love!!!” Clarkson posted on his Twitter account ...

Sports Blog: Tim Fuller promoted to associate men's basketball coach

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on April 25, 2012 at 3:45 p.m.

Tim Fuller has been promoted to Missouri’s associate head basketball coach under Frank Haith, MU announced Wednesday. In Haith’s debut season, which resulted in a program-best 30-5 record, Fuller served as lead assistant. “Tim was such a vital part of our success this past year,” Haith said in ...

Sports Blog: Ratliffe advances, English eliminated in Portsmouth Invitational

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on April 13, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.

After contributing nine points and seven rebounds, Missouri graduating senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe and his team won in the semifinal rounds at the Portsmouth Invitational to move on to the championship game Friday. The title match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Saturday. Senior guard Kim English ...

Sports Blog: Missouri lands UConn transfer Alex Oriakhi

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on April 13, 2012 at 7:02 p.m.

The Missouri men's basketball team has landed yet another decorated transfer, as UConn center Alex Oriakhi will join the Tigers for their first season in the Southeastern Conference, coach Frank Haith announced Friday. A 6-foot-9-inch, 245-pound center, Oriakhi has one year of eligibility remaining that he will spend next ...

Sports Blog: Ratliffe's squad wins, English's loses in opening rounds of Portsmouth Invitational

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on April 12, 2012 at 11:44 p.m.

For now at least, senior forwards Ricardo Ratliffe and Kim English will not play on the same floor as they did this past season, when they led the Missouri men’s basketball team to a thrilling 30-5 season before it ended abruptly in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ...

Sports Blog: Missouri assistant Chew departs for Illinois

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on April 11, 2012 at 5:14 p.m.

After one season under coach Frank Haith on the Missouri men’s basketball bench, assistant Isaac Chew will fill the top assistant seat for new Illinois coach John Groce’s staff. Haith brought in Chew, a Chicago native who was a Public League Blue West Player of the Year at ...

In Print: Missouri basketball celebrates historic season

By Joe Trezza | April 10, 2012

Missouri basketball bids farewell to the winningest class in school history.

Uncertainties are abound for men’s basketball team’s future

In Print: Uncertainties are abound for men’s basketball team’s future

By Ryan Hood | April 3, 2012

The Tigers will look to replace several departing seniors while adjusting to life in the Southeastern Conference.

Sports Blog: Haith receives AP Coach of the Year in New Orleans

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on March 30, 2012 at 6:11 p.m.

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith's Coach of the Year trophy from the United States Basketball Writer’s Association now has some company. Haith received the Associated Press' College Basketball Coach of the Year award Friday morning in New Orleans. Haith guided a team with just seven scholarship ...

Sports Blog: Denmon named second-team All-American

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 p.m.

Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon was named to the Associated Press' All-America Second Team on Monday. The announcement marks the latest honor for Denmon, who finished his final campaign in Columbia by playing in more career games than anyone in school history and also becoming the program’s fifth top ...

Haith named USBWA Coach of the Year

In Print: Haith named USBWA Coach of the Year

By Nate Atkins | March 20, 2012

Haith became the second MU coach to receive the annual honor Monday.

Sports Blog: Haith named USBWA Coach of the Year

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on March 19, 2012 at 3:01 p.m.

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith has received another honor recognizing his historic first year with the Tigers, as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association named Haith its Henry Iba Coach of the Year on Monday. The award is Haith's second this season, as he was named Big ...

The unlikely dance: Norfolk State upsets Missouri, history in NCAA Tournament

The unlikely dance: Norfolk State upsets Missouri, history in NCAA Tournament

By Nate Atkins | March 17, 2012

Missouri's historic season ended as No. 15 seed Norfolk State won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game.

Missouri's tournament run ends with loss to Norfolk State

Missouri's tournament run ends with loss to Norfolk State

By Ryan Hood | March 16, 2012

The Spartans pulled out only the fifth victory by a No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history with an 86-84 victory Friday.

In Print: Tigers to start tourney journey with Norfolk State

By Ryan Hood | March 15, 2012

The teams are set to play at 3:40 p.m. Friday in Omaha, Neb.

Forever at odds: Tigers advance to tournament challenges

In Print: Forever at odds: Tigers advance to tournament challenges

By Seth Boster | March 13, 2012

After a season of proving doubters wrong, the Tigers look to do more of the same.

Tigers remember NCAA Tournament runs that never fade away

In Print: Tigers remember NCAA Tournament runs that never fade away

By Nate Atkins | March 13, 2012

The Tigers haven't forgotten 2009 as they prep for 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Missouri returns to familiar West Region

In Print: Missouri returns to familiar West Region

By Ryan Hood | March 13, 2012

The Tigers will play in a region headlined by Michigan State and Marquette.

Sports Blog: Missouri lands No. 2 seed in West Region, will play Norfolk State on Friday

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on March 11, 2012 at 5:17 p.m.

The Big 12 Conference Tournament champion Missouri Tigers will embark on their NCAA Tournament run as a No. 2 seed in the West Region. The Tigers will take on No. 15 seed Norfolk State in the second round Friday in Omaha, Neb. The West Region will feature Big Ten champion ...

Missouri ends Big 12 road with tournament title

Missouri ends Big 12 road with tournament title

By Ryan Hood | March 10, 2012

The Tigers defeated the Baylor Bears 90-75 Saturday

Missouri advances to Big 12 Tournament title game

Missouri advances to Big 12 Tournament title game

By Ryan Hood | March 10, 2012

The Tigers defeated the Longhorns 81-67.

Missouri takes aim at Baylor for Big 12 finale

By Seth Boster | March 9, 2012

The Tigers will take on the Bears for the league title after an expected third Border Showdown with Kansas never came to be.

In Print: Missouri looks to stake territory in semifinal match with Texas

By Seth Boster | March 9, 2012

The Tigers are looking to knock off the Longhorns for a third time this season to advance to the Big 12 Tournament finals.

Tigers 'Sprint' past Cowboys in Big 12 Tournament opener

In Print: Tigers 'Sprint' past Cowboys in Big 12 Tournament opener

By Ryan Hood | March 8, 2012

The Tigers buried Oklahoma State 88-70 in their final Big 12 meeting.

Sports Blog: Haith, Denmon, Ratliffe named all-district

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on March 6, 2012 at 12:33 p.m.

One day after receiving Big 12 Conference honors from the Associated Press, Missouri coach Frank Haith along with senior guard Marcus Denmon and senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe were recognized by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday. After the AP named him Big 12 Coach of the Year on ...

Sports Blog: Demon named to Wooden Award top 15 finalists, Sporting News All-American Team

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on March 6, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon was named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award on Tuesday. The prestigious honor, named after the legendary Hall of Fame coach, recognizes the nation’s top player as chosen by a panel of voters. Denmon was also named a second-team All-American ...

Frank Haith named AP Big 12 Coach of the Year

In Print: Frank Haith named AP Big 12 Coach of the Year

By Nate Atkins | March 6, 2012

Haith received the award from the AP but did not receive the honor from the Big 12 coaches.

Missouri preps for one last Big 12 Tournament run

In Print: Missouri preps for one last Big 12 Tournament run

By Nate Atkins | March 6, 2012

The No. 5 Tigers won their only Big 12 Tournament in 2009.

Sports Blog: Haith, five players receive AP Big 12 honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on March 5, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.

After a program record of 27 regular season wins, the accolades poured in Monday morning for Missouri basketball, which was recognized along with the other Big 12 Conference teams by the AP's end-of-year awards. First-year coach Frank Haith was named Big 12 Coach of the Year, one day after ...

Sports Blog: Five Missouri men's basketball players honored with Big 12 awards

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on March 4, 2012 at 5:49 p.m.

The Big 12 Conference announced its list of end-of-the-year awards for men's basketball Sunday, determined by the league’s coaches who cannot vote for their own players. Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon was named to the conference’s first team, making him the second player in program history to ...

Sports Blog: No. 7 Missouri notches record 27th win in 81-59 blowout at Texas Tech

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on March 3, 2012 at 5:20 p.m.

No. 7 Missouri defeated Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, 81-59 to conclude its regular season with its 27th win, the most in program history. The Tigers (27-4, 14-4 Big 12 Conference) had five players finishing in double digits, four of them making at least three 3-pointers to total the season-high ...

Tiger basketball seniors bid M-I-Z B-Y-E

In Print: Tiger basketball seniors bid M-I-Z B-Y-E

By Seth Boster | March 2, 2012

A comeback victory sent MU's most successful senior class out in style.

Sports Blog: Denmon, Phil Pressey named to Naismith Midseason 30 Watch List

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Feb. 29, 2012 at 4:50 p.m.

Missouri senior guard Marucs Denmon and sophomore point guard Phil Pressey were named to the Naismith Player of the Year Midseason 30 Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Missouri joins Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse in having two representatives on the list. Denmon, who is also on the ...

Comeback over Iowa State yields smiles for senior class

Comeback over Iowa State yields smiles for senior class

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 29, 2012

The Tigers edged the Cylones late for a 78-72 victory, the senior class's 67th at Mizzou Arena.

Border Showdown ends on the shot that never was

In Print: Border Showdown ends on the shot that never was

By Nate Atkins and Ryan Hood | Feb. 28, 2012

Marcus Denmon and the Tigers ran out of time in an 87-86 overtime loss to Kansas.

Tigers flip the page to Cyclones

In Print: Tigers flip the page to Cyclones

By Seth Boster | Feb. 28, 2012

No. 7 Missouri will look to end a two-game losing streak with a Senior Night win over Iowa State.

Kansas students sound off on Border Showdown end

In Print: Kansas students sound off on Border Showdown end

By Nick Ehrhard | Feb. 28, 2012

Kansas fans offered perspectives on the Border Showdown drawing to a close for the foreseeable future.

Kansas downs Missouri in overtime showdown

Kansas downs Missouri in overtime showdown

By Seth Boster | Feb. 25, 2012

The Jayhawks took control of the Big 12 with an 87-86 overtime win in Lawrence, Kans.

In Print: Tigers ready for final Border Showdown

By Seth Boster | Feb. 24, 2012

No. 3 Missouri and No. 5 Kansas will clash for perhaps the last time Saturday.

Upset part two: Kansas State stuns No. 3 Missouri again

Upset part two: Kansas State stuns No. 3 Missouri again

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 21, 2012

The Wildcats pulled off a 78-68 win in Mizzou Arena to sweep the Tigers.

Michael Dixon stars as Tigers' sixth man

In Print: Michael Dixon stars as Tigers' sixth man

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 21, 2012

Junior guard Michael Dixon is a frontrunner for the Big 12's sixth man award.

Sports Blog: No. 3 Missouri ends College Station drought with 72-63 victory over Texas A&M

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Feb. 18, 2012 at 3:42 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team grabbed its 25th victory of the season -- the most through 27 games for the program since 1990 -- by downing Texas A&M 71-62 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, where the Tigers (25-2, 12-2 Big 12 Conference) had not prevailed in 11 years ...

In Print: 101 smiles: Missouri senior class sets record

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 17, 2012

Four-year seniors English, Denmon, Moore and Sutton set the program record for wins Wednesday.

Missouri completes revenge, thrashes Oklahoma State

Missouri completes revenge, thrashes Oklahoma State

By Seth Boster | Feb. 15, 2012

The win spelled history for the Tiger senior class and a tie atop the Big 12 standings for the nation's No. 3 team.

The last shoot-out: Tigers ready for last bout with Cowboys

In Print: The last shoot-out: Tigers ready for last bout with Cowboys

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 14, 2012

No. 3 Missouri will look to avoid another upset to Oklahoma State in what might be its final meeting as members of the Big 12.

Missouri trounces No. 6 Baylor for season sweep

Missouri trounces No. 6 Baylor for season sweep

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 11, 2012

The Tigers are now 3-0 on the season against top 10 opponents.

The next shot: Denmon breaks out in crucial moment

In Print: The next shot: Denmon breaks out in crucial moment

By Seth Boster | Feb. 10, 2012

The senior forward broke out of his recent slump last week in earning Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

In Print: Saturday matinee pits rematch between No. 4 Missouri vs. No. 6 Baylor

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 10, 2012

One game separates Baylor and first-place Missouri in the Big 12 Conference standings.

Sports Blog: Moe, Bowers selected for Mizzou '39

Posted to Sports Blog by Nate Atkins on Feb. 7, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Missouri junior T.J. Moe of the football team and senior Laurence Bowers of the basketball team were among 39 MU students selected for the Mizzou '39 award. Members of the Mizzou Alumni Association and Alumni Association Student Board select 39 outstanding seniors for the Mizzou '39 Award, named after ...

Tigers roar on 'GameDay'

In Print: Tigers roar on 'GameDay'

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 7, 2012

Missouri defeated Kansas for the first time in six tries Saturday.

In Print: The rush to the start: MU fans take in unique experience

By Nate Atkins | Feb. 7, 2012

First, there were tents, damp and withered from two nights of rain and thunder. Then there was the line, winding round and round the sidewalks and lawn staging Mizzou Arena. None of it mattered when the gold rush came. It was 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a moment between ESPN ...

In Print: Tigers showcase toughness in Border Showdown win

By Seth Boster | Feb. 7, 2012

Missouri did Haith's "little things" en route to the 74-71 victory.

Sports Blog: No. 4 Missouri survives scare at Oklahoma in 71-68 win

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Feb. 6, 2012 at 8:39 p.m.

When Missouri traveled to Norman, Okla., to take on the Sooners on Monday for a quick turnaround following Saturday's thrilling victory over archrival No. 8 Kansas, the trip could have been reminiscent of the time the Tigers met Oklahoma State following a win over Baylor, an elite foe like ...

Sports Blog: Denmon named Big 12 Player of the Week following 29-point performance

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Feb. 6, 2012 at 2:21 p.m.

After putting his Tiger teammates on his back in a 74-71 victory over No. 8 Kansas on Saturday night, Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon has been named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week. In two games last week, Denmon averaged 17.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds ...

Missouri completes historic 'GameDay' win over Kansas

Missouri completes historic 'GameDay' win over Kansas

By Ryan Hood | Feb. 4, 2012

Missouri scored the final 11 points to win its first Border Showdown in six tries.

ESPN analysts anticipate Border Showdown of quickness vs. size

By Nate Atkins | Feb. 3, 2012

ESPN analysts Hubert Davis, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas met with reporters Friday to discuss the "College GameDay" matchup.

With tents and all, Missouri preps for Kansas

In Print: With tents and all, Missouri preps for Kansas

By Seth Boster | Feb. 3, 2012

The matchup marks the first top 10 meeting in a decade.

Pick-me-ups are plentiful for Tigers star

In Print: Pick-me-ups are plentiful for Tigers star

By Ryan Hood | Jan. 31, 2012

Senior forward Marcus Denmon's teammates have prevented his struggles from hindering the Tigers' scoring.

Sports Blog: No. 4 Missouri edges Texas with last-second score

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.

In its fourth game in nine days, the No. 4 Missouri men’s basketball team outlasted Texas 67-66 on Monday night in Austin, Texas. “Coach and we as a team have been stressing growth from the Oklahoma State game,” senior guard Kim English said in a news release after finishing ...

Missouri notches bounce-back victory over Texas Tech

Missouri notches bounce-back victory over Texas Tech

By Seth Boster | Jan. 28, 2012

The No. 2 Tigers pulled out a struggling 63-50 victory to avenge a loss at Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

In Print: OSU upset leaves Tigers in state of feather dusting

By Seth Boster | Jan. 27, 2012

The Tigers will look to rebound from a loss at Oklahoma State with a victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.

The 'Flip' side: Phil Pressey paces Tiger victories

In Print: The 'Flip' side: Phil Pressey paces Tiger victories

By Ryan Hood | Jan. 27, 2012

Missouri's wins and losses have correlated to the point guard's play.

Sports Blog: No. 2 Missouri falls at Oklahoma State

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Jan. 25, 2012 at 9:18 p.m.

With the territory of the No. 2 national ranking comes a target, especially playing on the road. No. 2 Missouri learned that lesson the hard way Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Thanks in large part to a 32-17 run over the game’s final 13 minutes, Oklahoma ...

Sports Blog: Ratliffe named national player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Jan. 24, 2012 at 11:40 a.m.

Not long after being honored as the Big 12 Conference’s player of the week, the Missouri men’s basketball team’s senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe was named the nation’s best Tuesday. After a week in which he averaged 22 points and seven rebounds over two league games, Ratliffe ...

Second to one: Tigers claim their highest ranking of decade

In Print: Second to one: Tigers claim their highest ranking of decade

By Nate Atkins | Jan. 24, 2012

The Tigers climbed to the No. 2 spot in the AP Poll following an 89-88 victory over then-No. 3 Baylor.

Ratliffe's hook shot keeps Tigers afloat

In Print: Ratliffe's hook shot keeps Tigers afloat

By Seth Boster | Jan. 24, 2012

The Big 12 Player of the Week has reflected the trust of his teammates to help the Tigers reach their highest ranking in a decade.

Sports Blog: Ratliffe named Big 12 player of the week

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Jan. 23, 2012 at 11:45 a.m.

Missouri men’s basketball senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe has been named the Big 12 Conference’s player of the week. It is the first weekly honor from the conference to be given to any member of the program, which is expected to receive a top three ranking when the polls ...

Sports Blog: No. 5 Missouri silences critics with 89-88 victory at No. 3 Baylor

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Jan. 21, 2012 at 3:36 p.m.

Baylor guard Brady Heslip buried a three-pointer from the corner as time expired Saturday. It did not matter one bit, as No. 5 Missouri claimed an 89-88 victory over No. 3 Baylor in Waco, Texas. Just seconds before, Missouri guard Marcus Denmon sank the second of two free throws to ...

Missouri set to clash with Baylor in top five battle

In Print: Missouri set to clash with Baylor in top five battle

By Seth Boster | Jan. 20, 2012

The winner will hold sole possession of second place in the Big 12 Conference.

The sideline view: Bowers recovery ahead of schedule

In Print: The sideline view: Bowers recovery ahead of schedule

By Ryan Hood | Jan. 20, 2012

The All-Big 12 Conference forward's ACL tear has brought forth a season of recovery and reflection.

Sports Blog: Denmon named to Wooden Midseason Top 25 list

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Jan. 17, 2012 at 4:35 p.m.

Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon was named to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top 25 list released by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board on Tuesday. The list recognizes the nation’s top performers deemed eligible for the college game’s most prestigious individual honor. Denmon has led the No ...

Dixon leads charge in victory over Texas A&M

Dixon leads charge in victory over Texas A&M

By Seth Boster | Jan. 16, 2012

The junior guard's 18 points in 26 minutes helped improve the Tigers to 17-1.

Phil Pressey's career day leads Tigers to win over Longhorns

Phil Pressey's career day leads Tigers to win over Longhorns

By Ryan Hood | Jan. 14, 2012

The sophomore point guard took late control for an 84-73 victory.

Tigers use team effort to grab rebound victory over Iowa State

By Seth Boster | Jan. 11, 2012

The 76-69 victory returned the Tigers to the winning track.

Kansas State hands Tigers first loss of Haith regime

By Seth Boster | Jan. 7, 2012

The 75-59 loss knocked the Tigers to 14-1 under first-year coach Frank Haith.

Sports Blog: MU confirms Oregon recruit Jabari Brown's transfer

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Dec. 20, 2011 at 12:21 p.m.

MU confirmed Tuesday that Oregon freshman shooting guard Jabari Brown will sign a grant-in-aid-agreement and transfer to Missouri. If Brown enrolls at MU before the start of the second semester, he will be eligible to play in December of next season. “We are obviously very excited to welcome Jabari to ...

Dixon's shooting show improves No. 10 Tigers to 11-0

By Nate Atkins | Dec. 18, 2011

At 11-0, the Tigers are off to their best start in two decades.

Haith matches old program mark as Tigers improve to 10-0

By Seth Boster | Dec. 16, 2011

With the 104-67 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday, coach Frank Haith became the first MU coach since 1920 to win his first 10 games.

Balanced efforts power Missouri past Navy

Balanced efforts power Missouri past Navy

By Ryan Hood | Dec. 10, 2011

Missouri improved to 9-0 with the victory, the program's best start since the 2006-07 season.

Soft-spoken Ratliffe plays game of volumes

By Seth Boster | Dec. 9, 2011

The lone Missouri starting forward has been key in the Tigers' productive offense.

Tigers pass Villanova test to win at Madison Square Garden

By Seth Boster | Dec. 7, 2011

The Tigers won their closest game of the season to date, 81-71 over Villanova, to improve to 8-0.

Sports Blog: Missouri passes Villanova test to remain unbeaten

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:56 p.m.

Dealt a neutral site challenge at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the No. 10 Missouri men's basketball team stood tall Tuesday night to claim an 81-71 victory over Villanova. In each game prior to Tuesday's, the Tigers had been cool and collected, almost astoundingly so under ...

Missouri throttles Northwestern State in front of season's largest crowd

By Ryan Hood | Dec. 2, 2011

The Tigers won 90-56 in front of a crowd of 12,252.

Tigers riding self-confidence in surprise start

In Print: Tigers riding self-confidence in surprise start

By Seth Boster | Dec. 2, 2011

The players’ poise and the coach’s system are creating early success for Missouri basketball.

Sports Blog: No. 21 Missouri dismantles No. 18 California to claim CBE championship

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Nov. 23, 2011 at 12:50 a.m.

The past 48 hours have been loud for the Missouri men’s basketball team. The team made its first major statement Monday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City where the Tigers routed Notre Dame in the semi-final round of the College Basketball Experience Classic. The Tigers roared an even ...

Sports Blog: Tigers pick apart Irish to reach CBE championship game

Posted to Sports Blog by Seth Boster on Nov. 21, 2011 at 10:19 p.m.

The No. 21 Missouri men’s basketball team met Notre Dame at the Sprint Center in Kansas City for the semifinal rounds of the CBE Classic on Monday night. The Tigers notched their biggest win of the season, picking apart the Fighting Irish by a score of 87-58. After playing ...

Missouri notches most complete game in victory over Niagara

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 17, 2011

Marcus Denmon scored 17 first half points in the win.

Haith making himself known in new state

In Print: Haith making himself known in new state

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 15, 2011

Missouri's new coach is out to turn skeptical fans into strong supporters.

In Print: Pressey leads Tigers’ change-of-pace offense in win over Mercer

By Seth Boster | Nov. 15, 2011

Missouri held on despite suffering from second half inconsistencies.

In Print: Five nonconference games to watch

By Seth Boster | Nov. 15, 2011

Nov. 21: Notre Dame Missouri will meet the Irish in Kansas City for the College Basketball Experience Classic opening round. Notre Dame is coming off a historic season, finishing 27-7 and earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament under the guidance of Mike Brey, the 2010 AP Coach ...

Undefeated Missouri has room to improve

In Print: Undefeated Missouri has room to improve

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 15, 2011

The Tigers are 2-0 but have struggled at times under Frank Haith’s new system.

Five storylines to watch for

In Print: Five storylines to watch for

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 15, 2011

Missouri basketball enters the season receiving much less national attention than last year, despite ranking No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The team's current senior class has already secured its spot as the program's all-time winningest class with 77 wins. These five factors will play ...

Changing of a guard: English adapts to move

In Print: Changing of a guard: English adapts to move

By Seth Boster | Nov. 15, 2011

Senior Kim English is working to master a new position while looking to overcome his disappointing 2010 season.

Seniors look to carry Tigers

In Print: Seniors look to carry Tigers

By Seth Boster | Nov. 15, 2011

Denmon, English and Moore provide a base of leadership for Missouri.

Tigers rally to win season opener

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 11, 2011

Ricardo Ratliffe helped Missouri overcome a slow start in the 83-68 win over SEMO.

In Print: Ratliffe dominates in exhibition finale

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 8, 2011

The senior center sparked a 29-9 run to help the Tigers finish the preseason strong.

In Print: Tigers seek slower tempo on offense

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 4, 2011

New coach Frank Haith is hoping his team adapts to his half-court system.

Denmon leads team in identity search in win over Truman State

By Seth Boster | Nov. 2, 2011

The senior guard scored 23 points in 21 minutes to lead the Tigers.

Full house: Joplin residents, top profiles gather for scrimmage

In Print: Full house: Joplin residents, top profiles gather for scrimmage

By Seth Boster | Nov. 1, 2011

The Missouri men's basketball team followed up on Frank Haith's idea of hosting a charity scrimmage in Joplin.

Tigers win emotional One State, One Spirit Classic

In Print: Tigers win emotional One State, One Spirit Classic

By Ryan Hood | Nov. 1, 2011

The event raised more than $100,000 in tornado relief funds for the city of Joplin.

A leader of men: Phil Pressey takes charge

A leader of men: Phil Pressey takes charge

By Seth Boster | Oct. 28, 2011

Sophomore point guard Phil Pressey is embracing his new coach’s new offense.

Black & Gold Scrimmage unveils new Kim English

By Seth Boster | Oct. 21, 2011

The senior guard-turned-forward embraced the new role selected by his new coach.

In Print: Bowers injury raises questions at Big 12 Media Day

By Seth Boster | Oct. 21, 2011

Haith said his guards must step up in the senior’s absence.

Sports Blog: Tigers 25th in coaches’ poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Ryan Hood on Oct. 20, 2011 at 2:20 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team is ranked 25th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll released today. This is the second consecutive season MU has been in the preseason top-25 after being ranked 15th heading into last season. North Carolina is the preseason favorite after receiving all but ...

Injuries, Haith controversy usher in new basketball season

In Print: Injuries, Haith controversy usher in new basketball season

By Ryan Hood | Oct. 18, 2011

The loss of Laurence Bowers leaves MU with eight scholarship players.

Sports Blog: Laurence Bowers tears ACL, to miss 2011-12 season

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Oct. 4, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.

Missouri senior forward Laurence Bowers will miss the entire 2011-12 basketball season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, the Missouri athletic department confirmed Tuesday. Bowers suffered the injury during a pickup basketball game Monday. He retains one year of eligibility in 2012-13. “This is just difficult news for an outstanding ...

Sports Blog: ESPN's College Gameday to return to Missouri for Border Rivalry basketball game

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:27 p.m.

After a record-breaking turnout on the Francis Quadrangle last fall, ESPN's College Gameday is coming back for a second helping. ESPN announced Thursday morning that the popular morning college basketball broadcast will return to MU on Feb. 4, the morning before the Tigers face rival Kansas. “What an honor ...

Sports Blog: Denmon named finalist for Team USA World University Games roster spot

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on Aug. 1, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.

Missouri basketball senior Marcus Denmon is among 14 finalists for the 2011 USA Basketball World University Games after a weekend of tryouts in Colorado Springs, Colo. He'll remain with the team through Aug. 7, when the roster will be cut to 12 players before the team heads to China ...

Sports Blog: Two former Tigers to play basketball in Sweden

Posted to Sports Blog by Alex Smith on July 28, 2011 at 6:20 p.m.

After a season apart, former Missouri basketball standouts Keith Ramsey and Justin Safford will be playing together again this year. Both players signed professional contracts Wednesday with LF Basket Norrbotten of the Swedish Basketball League. Ramsey, a key cog in the Tigers' run to the Elite 8 in 2009, played ...

Busy summer prepares Denmon for senior season

In Print: Busy summer prepares Denmon for senior season

By Lindsey Davison | July 6, 2011

The Missouri guard is attending two high-profile basketball camps this summer to improve his game.

In Print: MU receives NCAA permission for Joplin exhibition game

By Pat Iversen | July 6, 2011

Missouri submitted a special waiver request to the NCAA to allow for a third exhibition game.

Contract clause gives newly-hired Haith incentive to stay

By Nate Atkins | June 22, 2011

Missouri officials released the terms of Haith's five-year, $1.6 million per year contract to the public Monday.

Sports Blog: Auburn basketball MVP granted transfer to Missouri

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on June 21, 2011 at 11:59 a.m.

Auburn guard and 2011 Auburn basketball MVP Earnest Ross has signed a grant-in-aid transfer agreement with MU, Missouri head coach Frank Haith announced Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Ross will be forced to sit out the 2011-12 season per NCAA transfer guidelines, but will retain two more years of eligibility ...

Joplin exhibition game approved

By Lindsey Davison | June 11, 2011

MU set to play MSSU on Oct. 30

On Campus: Athletics Department confirms relief basketball game in Joplin

Posted to On Campus by Lindsey Davison on June 9, 2011 at 6:39 p.m.

With NCAA approval, the men's basketball team will face the Missouri Southern State University Lions on Oct. 30 in the "One State, One Spirit Classic" at Missouri Southern's Leggett and Platt Athletic Center in Joplin. The exhibition game is set to benefit Joplin relief funds after the town ...

Sports Blog: Ricky Kreklow to transfer from Missouri basketball program

Posted to Sports Blog by Pat Iversen on June 9, 2011 at 11:58 a.m.

Missouri guard Ricky Kreklow is set to transfer from the MU basketball program, head coach Frank Haith confirmed during the annual Big 12 basketball head coach summer teleconference Thursday. Kreklow informed Haith of his decision Wednesday, only a couple months removed from finishing his freshman season with the Tigers. “I ...

Returning players stimulate ticket sales for MU basketball

In Print: Returning players stimulate ticket sales for MU basketball

By Matthew Flores | June 1, 2011

More than 950 Student Ticket Combos have been sold already.

Bowers, English returning to Missouri for senior seasons

Bowers, English returning to Missouri for senior seasons

By Pat Iversen | May 7, 2011

Both juniors announced their withdrawal from the 2011 NBA Draft, and will play basketball in Columbia next year.

Students put their faith in Haith

In Print: Students put their faith in Haith

By Nate Atkins | May 6, 2011

The new men’s basketball coach held a meet-and-greet with students Wendnesday.

Haith adds three members to coaching staff

In Print: Haith adds three members to coaching staff

By Brian Haenchen | April 15, 2011

All three additions have past connections to the newly appointed replacement for former coach Mike Anderson.

Bowers, English throw their names into NBA Draft pool

In Print: Bowers, English throw their names into NBA Draft pool

By Zach Mink | April 5, 2011

The juniors combined for 21.6 points to help lead the Tigers to a 23-11 record on the 2010-11 season.

Meet Frank: Curators approve contract for new coach

In Print: Meet Frank: Curators approve contract for new coach

By Brian Haenchen | April 5, 2011

The former Miami coach compiled a 129-101 record in seven years with the Hurricanes.

MU introduces Haith to fans

In Print: MU introduces Haith to fans

By Brian Haenchen | April 5, 2011

The university officially announced the former Miami coach's hiring Monday night.

Column: Alden walks tightrope with Haith hiring

By Jake Kreinberg | April 5, 2011

From an athletics standpoint, MU seemingly has it all. MU resides in a major conference, possesses great facilities and has solid recruiting hubs in St. Louis and Kansas City. Perhaps most importantly, Missouri has shown the willingness to toss around a few million dollars per year. So why did Athletics ...

Sports Blog: MU makes it official: Haith is in as new head coach

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on April 4, 2011 at 9:41 p.m.

The UM System Board of Curators ended days of speculation Monday by finalizing the hiring of Frank Haith to replace Mike Anderson as Missouri's men's basketball head coach. Athletics Director Mike Alden released the details of Haith's contract at a news conference Monday at Mizzou Arena. Haith ...

Sports Blog: English headed to NBA draft

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on April 4, 2011 at 10:21 a.m.

Missouri guard Kim English will enter his name for the 2011 NBA Draft pool but will not be hiring an agent, the junior confirmed via text message to The Columbia Daily Tribune on Monday. English said his decision came before reports that Missouri would hire Frank Haith to replace Mike ...

Sports Blog: Miami's Haith picked to replace Anderson, ESPN confirms

Posted to Sports Blog by Brian Haenchen on April 3, 2011 at 11:42 p.m.

Citing a "source with knowledge of Missouri's search," several reports Sunday indicated that University of Miami men's basketball coach Frank Haith is set to take over as the thirteenth coach of the Missouri Tigers. The story was originally reported by Sports By Brooks and The Columbia Daily Tribune ...

Sports Blog: Painter to remain at Purdue

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 30, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

Matt Painter has turned down Missouri's offer and will remain the men's basketball coach at Purdue, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. The new contract extends through the 2018-19 season, but specific terms of the contract were not disclosed. "We are thrilled to announce that Matt will continue his ...

Coaching search continues as Painter sticks with Purdue

Coaching search continues as Painter sticks with Purdue

By Brian Haenchen | March 30, 2011

The 40-year-old coach signed an eight-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

Purdue works to keep Painter as Missouri makes its case

By Brian Haenchen | March 29, 2011

A decision from the Purdue men's basketball coach on joining Missouri's program is expected by noon Wednesday.

Sports Blog: Anderson leaving Missouri for Arkansas

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Toombs on March 23, 2011 at 8:43 p.m.

After five seasons at Missouri, Mike Anderson is returning to the school where he spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach, Arkansas, the Razorbacks Athletics Department announced Wednesday night. Arkansas named Anderson the program's head basketball coach, ending his three-year streak of bringing Missouri to the NCAA Tournament. "We ...

Column: Tigers out-hustled in NCAA tournament

By Jake Kreinberg | March 22, 2011

After wandering listlessly through the final two months of the season, the Missouri basketball team needed to play differently in the NCAA Tournament if it wanted to advance and continue its season. It didn’t. The Tigers surged to a 9-2 start, only to let Cincinnati outscore them 76-54 the ...

Sports Blog: Anderson leaving Missouri for Arkansas, CBS reports

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 19, 2011 at 9:36 p.m.

Missouri men's basketball Coach Mike Anderson is heading to Arkansas, according to a report from CBSSPORTS.com posted Saturday night. The report cites a tweet from Chris Lincoln, Sports Director at KTUL-TV in Tulsa. “Reports out of Arkansas say Mizzou coach Mike Anderson to be introduced tomorrow in Fayetteville ...

Tigers exit tournament with 78-63 loss to Cincinnati

In Print: Tigers exit tournament with 78-63 loss to Cincinnati

By Zach Mink | March 18, 2011

Missouri finished the season with a 23-11 record despite losing five out of its last six games.

Sports Blog: Missouri exits NCAA Tournament with 15-point loss to Cincinnati

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 17, 2011 at 10:53 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers were bounced from the NCAA Tournament Thursday night, falling to the Cincinnati Bearcats 78-63. The Tigers finish the season with a 23-11 record on the season. Junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe led the Tigers with 13 points in the loss. Sophomore guard Michael Dixon also added 11. The ...

Sports Blog: Missouri trails Cincinnati 39-28 at half

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 17, 2011 at 9:43 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers trail the Cincinnati Bearcats 39-28 at halftime in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Denmon leads the Tigers with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Missouri got off to a hot start, hitting 4 of its first 7 shots. The Tigers went cold as the half progressed ...

Sports Blog: Obama picks Kansas to win it all, predicts Missouri loss in first round

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 16, 2011 at 2:20 p.m.

President Barack Obama selected the Kansas Jayhawks to win the 2011 NCAA Tournament, ESPN reported Wednesday. The president also selected Cincinnati over Missouri in the opening game for the Tigers. This marks the second consecutive year Obama has chosen the Jayhawks to emerge victorious from the field of 64. The ...

Missouri faces physical Cincinnati team in first round

In Print: Missouri faces physical Cincinnati team in first round

By John Montesantos | March 15, 2011

Tipoff is set for 8:50 p.m. Thursday.

Breaking down March Madness, region by region

In Print: Breaking down March Madness, region by region

By Brian Haenchen | March 15, 2011

EAST Best of the Best: OHIO STATE (Overall No. 1) is easily the best team, not only in the East Region but also in the entire field. The Big 10 champs have just two losses heading into the tourney; those losses came at Wisconsin and at Purdue, two teams that ...

Missouri blown out by Texas A&M in Big 12 quarterfinals

In Print: Missouri blown out by Texas A&M in Big 12 quarterfinals

By John Montesantos | March 11, 2011

The Tigers shot 34 percent from the field and 20 percent from long range in the loss.

Sports Blog: Missouri blown out by Texas A&M, 86-71

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on March 10, 2011 at 10:43 p.m.

The Tigers have been bounced from the Big 12 Tournament in blowout fashion. Texas A&M led for the entire game leading to an 86-71 final. Missouri shot just 34-percent from the field and committed 25 fouls in the loss. The quarterfinals exit was marked by poor shooting and failure ...

Sports Blog: More of the same for Missouri in second half

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on March 10, 2011 at 10:02 p.m.

The halftime break was no cure for Missouri's first half problems, as the Tigers came out and missed their first seven shots of the second half. The rebounding battle is now a blowout in favor of the Aggies, who have led by as many as 21 this half. Missouri ...

Sports Blog: Tigers trail 46-33 at half

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on March 10, 2011 at 9:31 p.m.

Missouri started slow in this quarterfinals matchup, going down by double digits nine minutes into the game. The Aggies kept control throughout the first half as the Tigers continued their poor shooting. Missouri shot just 29-percent from the field in the first half (8-for-28). The Tigers have forced 10 Aggie ...

Sports Blog: Tigers continue shooting woes

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on March 10, 2011 at 8:53 p.m.

Already midway through the first half and the Tigers have put up just 9 points on the board. They are shooting an awful 2-of-17 from the field. Missouri trails 18 to 9 with nine minutes left in the half.

Sports Blog: Countdown to tipoff at the Sprint Center

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on March 10, 2011 at 8:31 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers meet the Texas A&M Aggies in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament tonight. The pregame videos roll and the starting lineups are introduced here at the Sprint Center as we ready for tipoff. Starting lineup for Missouri is sophomore guard Michael Dixon, junior guard Marcus ...

Sports Blog: Final: Missouri 88 , Texas Tech 84

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 9, 2011 at 10:50 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers advance to the second round of the Big 12 Tournament with an 88-84 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Junior guard Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting on the night. Missouri guards Michael Dixon and Kim English also chipped ...

Sports Blog: Halftime: Missouri 48, Texas Tech 44

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 9, 2011 at 9:34 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers head into halftime with a narrow 48-44 lead over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Missouri leading scorer Marcus Denmon leads the Tigers with 13 points, while Red Raider guard John Roberson leads all scorers with 15 points. After shooting a dismal 29.3 percent from the field ...

Sports Blog: Tigers closing first half strong

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on March 9, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders 42-39 with 3:32 left in the first half. Missouri has gotten great production from its leading scorer and first team All Big-12 selection Marcus Denmon. The junior guard has 11 points. Also contributing for the Tigers is senior Justin Safford ...

Unlikely heroes pave way for Missouri victory

Unlikely heroes pave way for Missouri victory

By Zach Mink | March 9, 2011

Senior Justin Safford and junior Kim English combined for 25 points to push the Tigers past the Red Raiders.

Column: Tigers complacent on biggest stage

By Jake Kreinberg | March 8, 2011

This was it. This was the game that would redeem Missouri’s season. Defeating Kansas alone would qualify as a good season for some, but add in the fact that the Tigers were on a two-game skid and staring at an even conference record with another loss, and the game ...

Tigers fall short against No. 2 Jayhawks

Tigers fall short against No. 2 Jayhawks

By John Montesantos | March 5, 2011

Missouri shot 29 percent from the field and 13 percent from long range in the game.

Preview: Missouri hosts rival Kansas to close regular season

In Print: Preview: Missouri hosts rival Kansas to close regular season

By John Montesantos | March 4, 2011

The Tigers are a perfect 17-0 at Mizzou Arena this season but face a 28-2 Kansas team.

Missouri's road struggles continue with loss to Huskers

By Zach Mink | March 3, 2011

The Tigers finished 1-7 on the road in conference play.

Preview: Tiger basketball travels to Nebraska on Tuesday

In Print: Preview: Tiger basketball travels to Nebraska on Tuesday

By John Montesantos | March 1, 2011

The Tigers are a dismal 1-6 away from Mizzou Arena this season.

Column: The year of David: Flaws keep teams back

By Mike Vorel | March 1, 2011

When I look at the state of college basketball, I see a mosh of talented teams – none extraordinary, but all trying to appear so. Dozens of teams strive for greatness, but even the favorites seem to eventually drown in their own flaws. It’s a group of faceless, nameless impostors ...

Tiger road woes continue with loss to Wildcats

By Brian Haenchen | Feb. 27, 2011

Missouri's conference record stands at 8-6 with the loss.

No. 21 Tigers trounce Baylor at home, 77-59

No. 21 Tigers trounce Baylor at home, 77-59

By John Montesantos | Feb. 24, 2011

Junior forward Laurence Bowers led all scorers with 20 points in the victory.

Analysis: Tigers grab first conference win on the road

In Print: Analysis: Tigers grab first conference win on the road

By John Montesantos | Feb. 22, 2011

The Tigers overcame a late run by the Cyclones, who are now 1-11 in conference play.

Tigers narrowly defeat Cyclones for first conference road victory

By Zach Mink | Feb. 19, 2011

Junior forward Marcus Denmon led the Tigers with 25 points in the victory.

No. 21 Missouri outlasts Texas Tech at home, 92-84

In Print: No. 21 Missouri outlasts Texas Tech at home, 92-84

By John Montesantos | Feb. 18, 2011

Missouri improved to 16-0 at Mizzou Arena this year.

Tigers look to stay perfect at home with matchup against Red Raiders

In Print: Tigers look to stay perfect at home with matchup against Red Raiders

By John Montesantos | Feb. 15, 2011

Missouri is an impressive 15-0 at Mizzou Arena this season.

No. 20 Missouri returns home to face Oklahoma

In Print: No. 20 Missouri returns home to face Oklahoma

By John Montesantos | Feb. 11, 2011

The Tigers are coming off a 103-86 loss to No. 2 Kansas on Monday.

Tigers fall on the road to No. 2 Jayhawks, 103-86

In Print: Tigers fall on the road to No. 2 Jayhawks, 103-86

By John Montesantos | Feb. 8, 2011

Missouri drops to 4-5 in conference play with the loss.

Column: Missouri will need perfect play to take down Jayhawks

By Mike Vorel | Feb. 7, 2011

Some rivalries start over a girl. Others start over a person selfishly nabbing that last slice of pizza. The Mizzou-Kansas rivalry, on the other hand, started because of a little thing called “The Civil War.” So yeah, it’s kind of serious. Missouri and Kansas will be meeting on the ...

English comes off bench to lead Tigers to victory

English comes off bench to lead Tigers to victory

By John Montesantos | Feb. 5, 2011

English scored a team-high 21 points in the win over the Buffaloes.

Preview: Tough weekend forecast for struggling Tigers

In Print: Preview: Tough weekend forecast for struggling Tigers

By John Montesantos | Feb. 4, 2011

The Tigers are coming off a conference road loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

In Print: Tigers' road troubles continue with 76-70 loss to Cowboys

By Zach Mink | Feb. 4, 2011

The Tigers dropped to 3-4 in conference play with the loss.

Column: 'Fastest 40 minutes' gameplan won't get Tigers to Final Four

By Jake Kreinberg | Feb. 1, 2011

There is a flaw in The Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball. It has been exposed. Again. And again. And again. Notably on the road. Coach Mike Anderson has turned Missouri into a Top 25 program where NCAA Tournaments are now expected. But to reach the elusive Final Four for the ...

Longhorns keep upper hand on Missouri

By John Montesantos | Jan. 30, 2011

The Missouri basketball team falls to 3-3 in conference play with the loss.

No. 11 Missouri to face steamrolling Texas

In Print: No. 11 Missouri to face steamrolling Texas

By John Montesantos | Jan. 28, 2011

No. 7 Texas is coming off road victories against Kansas and Oklahoma State.

Sports Blog: Prized recruit Mitchell reportedly enrolling at North Texas

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Jan. 26, 2011 at 8:00 a.m.

Coveted basketball recruit Tony Mitchell was not cleared by the NCAA to enroll at Missouri, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. A report from the Denton Record-Chronicle stated Wednesday morning that Mitchell is now planning to enroll at North Texas. Mitchell, the No. 12 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class according ...

Dixon dominates in blowout win over Iowa State

In Print: Dixon dominates in blowout win over Iowa State

By John Montesantos | Jan. 25, 2011

The point guard has excelled in his second season as a Tiger.

Column: NCAA needs to stop dragging its feet on Mitchell decision

By Jake Kreinberg | Jan. 25, 2011

Despite routing Iowa State 87-54 Saturday night, the Missouri men's basketball team received no points from its most underachieving recruit. He didn't even step onto the court. Instead, Tony Mitchell watched the Tigers play on television, biding his time in Dallas while the NCAA drags its feet deciding ...

In Print: Tigers blow past Cyclones

By Zach Mink | Jan. 25, 2011

Missouri now hits the road to face the red-hot Texas Longhorns.

Tigers look for third conference win against Iowa State on Saturday

In Print: Tigers look for third conference win against Iowa State on Saturday

By John Montesantos | Jan. 21, 2011

Junior guard Marcus Denmon leads the Tiger offense, averaging 17.5 points per game.

In Print: Poor free throw shooting dooms Tigers against Aggies

By Brian Haenchen | Jan. 15, 2011

Coach Mike Anderson is 0-5 versus Texas A&M.

Missouri cuts down Cornhuskers for first conference win

By John Montesantos | Jan. 12, 2011

The Tigers came out strong after losing their conference opener to Colorado on Saturday.

Missouri closes out non-conference play with blowout of North Alabama

By Zach Mink | Jan. 6, 2011

Junior guard Kim English scored 20 points in the first half to lead the Tigers in the victory.

No. 10 Missouri tops Old Dominion in front of sellout crowd

By John Montesantos | Dec. 31, 2010

A strong second half for the Tigers paved the way to an 81-58 victory.

No. 9 Missouri mauls NIU for Anderson’s 100th win

No. 9 Missouri mauls NIU for Anderson’s 100th win

By John Montesantos | Dec. 27, 2010

The Tigers’ 12-1 record marks the team’s best start in five seasons.

Late-game surge carries Tigers to win over Illinois

Late-game surge carries Tigers to win over Illinois

By Brian Haenchen | Dec. 23, 2010

The win takes Missouri to 11-1 for the season, the team's best start since 1991-92.

Missouri improves to 9-1 with victory over Oral Roberts

By Brian Haenchen | Dec. 18, 2010

Freshman guard Phil Pressey scored 8 points and dished out 7 points in his first career start.

Missouri takes blowout win over Central Arkansas, 116-63

By Zach Mink | Dec. 18, 2010

The 10-1 record is the best start under coach Mike Anderson.

Sports Blog: Missouri basketball's Dixon suspended indefinitely

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on Dec. 15, 2010 at 4:08 p.m.

Sophomore guard Michael Dixon has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, team spokesperson David Reiter announced Wednesday. "We have high standards for how we expect our young men to carry themselves," coach Mike Anderson said in a press release. "Michael didn't meet those standards, therefore he is suspended ...

Denmon leads Tigers past Vanderbilt in overtime

Denmon leads Tigers past Vanderbilt in overtime

By Zach Mink | Dec. 8, 2010

The junior guard led the team with 21 points one day after the death of his cousin.

No. 11 Missouri returns home to host Vanderbilt

In Print: No. 11 Missouri returns home to host Vanderbilt

By John Montesantos | Dec. 7, 2010

Marcus Denmon is leading the Tigers in scoring with 16.4 PPG.

Column: Thoughts on Missouri basketball, Insight Bowl

By Jake Kreinberg | Dec. 7, 2010

As the final seconds ticked off in overtime last week in Kansas City, the players on Missouri’s mens basketball team looked lost, wondering how a four-point lead, with 20 seconds left in regulation against Georgetown, evaporated. Sullen fans quietly made their way to the exits of the Sprint Center ...

Tigers fight off second half surge to defeat Ducks

By John Montesantos | Dec. 3, 2010

No. 8 Missouri improved to 6-1 with the victory.

Missouri suffers first loss of the season to Georgetown in overtime, 111-102

By Zach Mink | Dec. 1, 2010

The Tigers missed crucial free throws late in the game and finished 23 of 31 for the game.

Sports Blog: Missouri trails Georgetown at half, 54-47

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Nov. 30, 2010 at 9:16 p.m.

Georgetown came out firing against the No. 11 Missouri basketball team in Kansas City tonight, starting the game on an 11-of-14 shooting run. The Tigers trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half but finally cut the Hoyas' lead to single digits in the final minutes. The ...

In Print: No. 11 Tigers improve to 8-0 with 91-63 victory

By John Montesantos | Nov. 30, 2010

Missouri opened up the second half with a 16-1 run to seal the victory.

Missouri uses second half surge to overcome La Salle

By Zach Mink | Nov. 26, 2010

Junior Marcus Denmon, who was named tournament MVP, led The Tigers with 21 points.

Tigers roll past North Florida, 96-58

By Zach Mink | Nov. 20, 2010

Missouri went on a 27-0 run midway through the second half to seal the victory.

Tigers narrowly escape defeat in season opener

By Pat Iversen | Nov. 19, 2010

Missouri will go on to play North Florida on Saturday at home.

Preview: Missouri basketball nears tipoff

In Print: Preview: Missouri basketball nears tipoff

By John Montesantos | Nov. 16, 2010

The Tigers are looking to improve on last year's 23-11 season.

Tiger newcomers boost morale as season inches closer

In Print: Tiger newcomers boost morale as season inches closer

By Pat Iversen | Nov. 16, 2010

Junior transfer Ricardo Ratliffe and freshman Phil Pressey headline a talented group of new faces in the Tiger locker room.

In Print: Missouri basketball off the court: Players reveal their favorite movies and pregame traditions

By John Montesantos | Nov. 16, 2010

Junior guard Kim English Favorite movie: "The Shawshank Redemption" Favorite NBA player: Carmelo Anthony Favorite restaurant: CC’s City Broiler Best friend on team: Michael Dixon Pregame routine: “The night before the game I make 75 shots on each basket in the main gym. The day of the game I ...

Tiger basketball wraps up preseason with blowout victory

Tiger basketball wraps up preseason with blowout victory

By John Montesantos | Nov. 13, 2010

The Tigers begin the regular season on Nov. 18 against Western Illinois.

Tiger basketball thrashes Harris-Stowe in exhibition, 114-60

In Print: Tiger basketball thrashes Harris-Stowe in exhibition, 114-60

By Brian Haenchen | Nov. 9, 2010

The Missouri bench contributed 44 points in the victory.

Black squad overcomes Gold 102-96

In Print: Black squad overcomes Gold 102-96

By John Montesantos | Oct. 29, 2010

Senior Laurence Bowers paced the Black squad with 30 points and 12 rebounds.

Sports Blog: Tigers earn No. 15 preseason ranking

Posted to Sports Blog by Pierce Courchaine on Oct. 22, 2010 at 12:37 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers basketball team found themselves ranked no. 15 when the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll was released Thursday. The Tigers are ranked for the first time in a preseason poll since the 2003-2004 season when the team was ranked no. 5 heading into the season. The ...

Big 12 basketball coaches hold media day in Kansas City

In Print: Big 12 basketball coaches hold media day in Kansas City

By Kirsten Herhold | Oct. 22, 2010

The Tigers come into the season ranked No. 15 in the preseason coaches’ poll.

In Print: Sports Shorts: Men's basketball looks forward to new season

By Zach Mink | Oct. 22, 2010

Men's basketball The Tigers enter the season ranked No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll. The ranking is the highest for the Tigers, who have climbed since the 2008-2009 season, when they won 31 games and fell one game short of the Final Four. Last ...

Sports Shorts: Soccer to face Texas on Saturday.

In Print: Sports Shorts: Soccer to face Texas on Saturday.

By John Montesantos and Zach Mink | Oct. 15, 2010

Soccer After going 1-1 on the road against Colorado and Nebraska, the Tigers return home to continue conference play against Texas on Friday. The Tigers (5-6-2, 3-2-0) outlasted the Buffaloes 1-0 Oct. 8. Sophomore defender Jessica Greer scored the game-winning goal in the second half for the Tigers. Missouri couldn ...

Tiger basketball returns aces, new faces

In Print: Tiger basketball returns aces, new faces

By John Montesantos | Oct. 15, 2010

Missouri opens up the exhibition season Nov. 5.

Sports Blog: Ratliffe named preseason newcomer of the year

Posted to Sports Blog by John Montesantos on Oct. 14, 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

The 2010 Missouri basketball team begins practice today with five players who have never worn a Missouri uniform. Leading the pack of transfer students and freshmen is junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe, who was named the preseason Newcomer of the Year by Big 12 coaches on Thursday. The Hampton, Va., native ...

In Print: Sports Shorts: Missouri basketball announces full 2010-11 schedule

By Zach Mink | Sept. 14, 2010

Basketball The Missouri Tigers basketball team announced the 2010-11 schedule Monday. The Tigers have put together a challenging year, facing the powerhouse Georgetown Hoyas as well as the rising Illinois Fighting Illini. The games will be played in Kansas City and St. Louis, respectively. Another notable scheduling is the 2010 ...

Top basketball recruit ineligible for fall semester

In Print: Top basketball recruit ineligible for fall semester

By Zach Mink | Sept. 3, 2010

Tony Mitchell, a 6-foot-8 forward, has been involved in an academic eligibility probe since June.

In Print: MU athletics one of 14 FBS programs to turn profit

By Steven Dickherber | Aug. 31, 2010

More than 100 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision lost money on football.

In Print: Basketball coaches weigh in on conference realignment

By Pat Iversen | July 7, 2010

Despite the absence of Colorado and Nebraska, coaches say the conference will remain strong.

Sports Blog: Top recruit for men's basketball faces academic probe

Posted to Sports Blog by Zach Mink on June 2, 2010 at 9:57 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers basketball team was hopeful about its incoming recruiting class, ranked No.6 in the country by Rivals.com and Scout.com. The high ranking is in large part due to promising forward Tony Mitchell out of Pinkston High School in Dallas, Texas. Mitchell is currently ranked the ...

Sports Blog: Anderson staying at Missouri

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on April 17, 2010 at 9:54 p.m.

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson is officially staying with the Tigers. After days of speculation about Anderson possibly filling the coaching vacancy at Oregon, Missouri released a statement Saturday night where the coach put an end to any rumors he is leaving MU. Here is the statement in ...

Sports Blog: Report: Anderson meets with former Oregon athletics director about coaching vacancy

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on April 16, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.

The Oregonian is reporting former Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny has met with Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson about the Ducks’ coaching vacancy. The article by John Hunt said Anderson is in El Paso, Texas to participate in the Nolan Richardson Charity Golf Tournament and Kilkenny is staying ...

MU men's basketball adds two more recruits

By Sean Leahy | April 16, 2010

Both players were junior college All-Americans.

In Print: Missouri basketball loses Paul, Stone

By Sean Leahy | April 13, 2010

Missouri announced Monday the transfer of sophomore guard Miguel Paul and freshman forward Tyler Stone from the men's basketball team. The pair leaves in order to earn more playing time elsewhere. "These are outstanding young men, and I have truly enjoyed coaching them at Missouri," coach Mike Anderson said ...

A look back at MU men's basketball season

In Print: A look back at MU men's basketball season

By Sean Leahy | April 9, 2010

The Tigers made a second straight NCAA Tournament.

Sports Blog: Entrants near victory in Maneater Madness

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on April 3, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.

With just three games remaining, the students who entered their NCAA brackets into the Maneater Madness tournament have been whittled down to just a few remaining potential winners. Remember, The Maneater offers two prizes: A $50 Buffalo Wild Wings gift certificate to the first place winner and a $25 Buffalo ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Elite 8 preview

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 27, 2010 at 2:25 p.m.

As predicted, the higher seeds fared a little better in the Sweet 16 than they did in the first two upset-filled rounds. But we weren't without excitement; No. 5 Butler took down No. 1 Syracuse to get one step closer to the Final Four in their home town of ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: How sweet it is...

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 21, 2010 at 10:38 p.m.

We're down to 16 teams and like I've been saying all weekend, this is the most entertaining tournament I've seen in years. More than half the games have been very close and we've seen a great share of buzzer-beaters, overtimes and upsets — most notably the shocking ...

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: Tigers running out of time to make a charge

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 by Sean Leahy on March 21, 2010 at 3:51 p.m.

It's getting late for MU, trailing 62-57 with 1:25 left. Missouri hasn't been able to make a charge, but it's now or never for doing that.

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: Tigers can't make up ground

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 by Sean Leahy on March 21, 2010 at 3:28 p.m.

With 7:29 left, WVU still leads over Missouri, 54-47. Both teams have woken up a bit from the floor, but the Tigers haven't made up any ground.

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: West Virginia takes five-point lead into halftime

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 by Sean Leahy on March 21, 2010 at 2:33 p.m.

The Mountaineers are getting frustrated on the offensive end, but Da'Sean Butler is still finding ways to score: his 19 points have WVU up 30-25 at halftime. The Mountaineers shot 32.1 percent as a whole in the half, but as long as Butler hits his 3's and ...

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: The starters for today's game

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 on March 21, 2010 at 1:35 p.m.

No surprises in the starting lineups today: Missouri Senior guard J.T. Tiller Senior guard Zaire Taylor Senior forward Keith Ramsey Sophomore forward Laurence Bowers Sophomore guard Kim English West Virginia Senior guard Da'Sean Butler Sophomore forward Devin Ebanks Sophomore forward Kevin Jones Sophomore guard Darryl Bryant Senior forward ...

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: Tigers and West Virginia set to meet with trip to Sweet 16 on line

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 by Sean Leahy on March 21, 2010 at 1:27 p.m.

Missouri has a trip to its second-straight Sweet 16 on the line today against West Virginia at HSBC Arena. But to get to Syracuse next week, the Tigers must pass a strong Mountaineer team that holds the No. 2 seed in the East Region and is No. 6 in the ...

Dixon comes through on the big stage

Dixon comes through on the big stage

By Sean Leahy | March 21, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The freshman led Missouri with 15 points.

Missouri bounced from NCAA Tournament

Missouri bounced from NCAA Tournament

By Sean Leahy | March 21, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The Tigers stayed close the whole game but couldn't take the lead.

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: Video: Preview of Missouri-West Virginia

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 by Sean Leahy on March 20, 2010 at 11:10 p.m.

Sports editor Sean Leahy previews Missouri's second round NCAA Tournament matchup with West Virginia.

Sports Blog: Rethinking the West Region bracketology

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 20, 2010 at 1:26 a.m.

After the first round of action, there's a lot to rethink about the NCAA Tournament. Unexpected upsets and tight games across the board prove this will be an extremely competitive tournament. So here's my latest predictions for the second round and the Sweet 16 for the West Region ...

Sports Blog: Rethinking the Midwest Region bracketology

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 20, 2010 at 1:17 a.m.

After the first round of action, there's a lot to rethink about the NCAA Tournament. Unexpected upsets and tight games across the board prove this will be an extremely competitive tournament. So here's my latest predictions for the second round and the Sweet 16 for the Midwest Region ...

Sports Blog: Rethinking the South Region bracketology

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 20, 2010 at 1:07 a.m.

After the first round of action, there's a lot to rethink about the NCAA Tournament. Unexpected upsets and tight games across the board prove this will be an extremely competitive tournament. So here's my latest predictions for the second round and the Sweet 16 for the South Region ...

Sports Blog: Rethinking the East Region bracketology

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 20, 2010 at 12:53 a.m.

After the first round of action, there's a lot to rethink about the NCAA Tournament. Unexpected upsets and tight games across the board prove this will be an extremely competitive tournament. So here's my latest predictions for the second round and the Sweet 16 for the East Region ...

West Virginia stands in way for another Missouri Sweet 16

West Virginia stands in way for another Missouri Sweet 16

By Sean Leahy | March 20, 2010

The Mountaineers will keep Missouri busy on defense.

Sports Blog: First-round recap: Winners and losers

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 19, 2010 at 8:56 p.m.

I've been saying it since early Thursday afternoon, but this is the most entertaining tournament in a long time. On my count, about three-quarters of the games have been tight, very competitive and just fun to watch. Now that the field's been cut in half, it's time ...

Sports Blog: First-day recap: Winners and losers

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 19, 2010 at 10:47 a.m.

The start to NCAA Tournament action Thursday was the best we've seen in years. There were two buzzer-beaters, three overtime games, seven lower seeds winning and 11 of the 16 games were airtight. So who made the most of the situation, and who's struggling? Here's the winners ...

Missouri silences all-conference Booker

Missouri silences all-conference Booker

By Sean Leahy | March 19, 2010

The Clemson forward was an all-ACC pick, but Missouri managed to keep the ball away from him.

Missouri takes down Clemson, heads to second round

Missouri takes down Clemson, heads to second round

By Sean Leahy | March 19, 2010

The Tigers will face West Virginia on Sunday.

Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010: Video: NCAA Tournament Preview

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker 2010 by Sean Leahy on March 18, 2010 at 9:38 p.m.

Maneater sports editor Sean Leahy and Missouri men's basketball beat writer Evan Glantz preview Missouri's game against Clemson and offer their thoughts on how the tournament will play out.

Sports Blog: Murray State scores tourney's first buzzer-beater win

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 18, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.

Just when I thought the intensity of the NCAA Tournament's first few games couldn't be topped, Murray State upped the ante and hit a buzzer-beater to top Vanderbilt. The last-second victory will be one of the biggest upsets of the tournament, though it was a popular pick to ...

Sports Blog: Early action provides thrilling games

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 18, 2010 at 1:56 p.m.

Boy, did March Madness return with a bang. The early games today have not disappointed, with one upset, one double overtime game and another overtime game providing thrills in the first few matchups. No. 11 Old Dominion def. No. 6 Notre Dame, 51-50: The Irish slowed the pace to how ...

Column: Let the Madness begin

By Jake Kreinberg | March 16, 2010

At long last, March Madness is here. Gone are the days of seeking refuge inside a toasty Mizzou Arena from 30-degree temperatures. Now it's time to huddle around TVs, cell phones and laptops to see if you've won a million dollars for the perfect bracket. Missouri has made ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Final prediction gives Missouri a No. 9 seed in Milwaukee

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 14, 2010 at 4:17 p.m.

The season is over and my final predictions are sending Missouri to Milwaukee as a No. 9 seed. My last three teams in are Utah State, Illinois and Minnesota, and my last teams out are Virginia Tech, Florida and Mississippi State. Check back to themaneater.com for full coverage and ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Bubble continues to tighten; big games coming today

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 13, 2010 at 1:48 p.m.

Earlier today the first bubble truly burst when Houston took the Conference-USA championship, leaving regular season champs UTEP to get an automatic bid, which they probably will. So who's in and who's out because of that and the other action that's been going down during Championship Week ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Tigers fall; bubble small(er)

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 10, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.

I guess Missouri is hoping to knock off a No. 1 seed in the second round. The awful loss earlier today will surely drop them to an 8 or 9 seed, and they'll have to face the likes of Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse or West Virginia — and that's only ...

Huskers shove Tigers out of Big 12 Tournament

Huskers shove Tigers out of Big 12 Tournament

By Sean Leahy | March 10, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The Tigers lost their first Big 12 Tournament game in Kansas City.

Nebraska defeats the Tigers in Big 12 Tournament

Nebraska defeats the Tigers in Big 12 Tournament

By Evan Glantz | March 10, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The game marked the first Tiger loss to Nebraska.

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Big 12 gets a boost

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 9, 2010 at 7:17 p.m.

That's right, another bracket just two days after the last. March Madness is in full swing, and I'll have daily updates based on the latest action. I have a few seeding changes in my bracket, but the big story is on the bubble. If you didn't catch ...

Missouri sets sights on Big 12 Tournament

In Print: Missouri sets sights on Big 12 Tournament

By Evan Glantz | March 9, 2010

The Tigers face Nebraska in the opening round of tournament.

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: The bubble begins to shrink

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 8, 2010 at 11:50 p.m.

Although Missouri is safely in the field, a lot will be determined this week in regard to its seeding. In my latest bracketology, I have Missouri at a No. 8 seed. But a lot could change depending on how the Big 12 tournament plays out and how other teams perform ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Tough week drops Tigers to a No. 8 seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on March 7, 2010 at 3:09 p.m.

March Madness has arrived, and there was no shortage of exciting games last week. Missouri got the taste of March with a close win against Iowa State, where Zaire "Big Shot" Taylor hitting a running buzzer-beater to down the Cyclones. But a game that close against a team that bad ...

Jayhawks fly away from Tigers

Jayhawks fly away from Tigers

By Evan Glantz | March 6, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The Jayhawks took advantage of Missouri's cold shooting streaks.

Jayhawks cast shadow on Senior Day

Jayhawks cast shadow on Senior Day

By Sean Leahy | March 6, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

J.T. Tiller, Zaire Taylor and Keith Ramsey played their last home game.

Tigers ready for another shot at Jayhawks

In Print: Tigers ready for another shot at Jayhawks

By Sean Leahy | March 5, 2010

The Tigers learned from their loss against Kansas earlier in the season.

In Print: Sports shorts

By John Montesantos and Sean Leahy | March 5, 2010

Men's basketball Senior guard Zaire Taylor lived up to his nickname in Missouri's overtime win against Iowa State on Tuesday night. Taylor earned the title "Big Shot" for his game-winning shots the past two seasons and was at it again in Ames, Iowa, as he beat the Cyclones ...

Analysis: Missouri offense a collaboration

In Print: Analysis: Missouri offense a collaboration

By Sean Leahy | March 2, 2010

Different players step up on offense each game.

In Print: Sports shorts

By Emily Durfey , John Montesantos , Sean Leahy and Zach Mink | March 2, 2010

Men's basketball The Tigers fell at No. 6 Kansas State 63-53 on Saturday night and missed a chance to move into second place in the Big 12 with a victory. Missouri slipped to 21-8 overall and 9-5 in conference play. Behind Kansas and Kansas State, Missouri sits in a ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Tigers stuck at a 7-seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Feb. 28, 2010 at 6:06 p.m.

Missouri came oh-so-close to moving up to perhaps a No. 5 seed if it had won at Kansas State this weekend. But without that victory, the Tigers remain at a No. 7 seed, where they've been in most of the brackets we've published. Likewise, the bracket has become ...

Sports Blog: Missouri basketball's Justin Safford has torn ACL

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on Feb. 25, 2010 at 12:04 p.m.

Missouri men's basketball junior forward Justin Safford has a torn left ACL suffered in Wednesday's victory over Colorado, a Missouri Athletics news release said. According to the release, Safford's injury will be reassessed next week when treatment will be determined. Safford suffered his injury in the first ...

Safford tears ACL in win against Colorado

Safford tears ACL in win against Colorado

By Sean Leahy | Feb. 24, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The Tigers have won five of their last six games and three in a row.

Ramsey steps it up

Ramsey steps it up

By Evan Glantz | Feb. 24, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The senior forward has come on strong as of late, including putting up 13 points against Colorado.

Column: Men's basketball a different team

By Jake Kreinberg | Feb. 23, 2010

Coach Mike Anderson's Tigers turned into a different team last week, leaving me with only one question: Where has this been all year? Missouri men's basketball has taken a decidedly more aggressive stance in its past three games, driving into the lane and attacking the basket through interior ...

Missouri finds source of motivation

In Print: Missouri finds source of motivation

By Evan Glantz | Feb. 23, 2010

The Tigers kept the loss in mind as they won four of five games.

Sports Shorts

In Print: Sports Shorts

By Evan Glantz , John Montesantos and Zach Mink | Feb. 23, 2010

Men's basketball On Saturday, the Tigers (20-7, 8-4 Big 12) tamed the Cornhuskers 74-59 in Lincoln, Neb. Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon was the main attraction of the evening, netting 24 points. Denmon was 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. Senior guard Zaire Taylor scored 18 ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Tigers back to a 7-seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3:18 p.m.

After a great week, the Tigers are back up to a No. 7 seed. It helps, too, that it was BracketBusters weekend in college hoops, when some potential bubble teams got a chance to expand their tournament resumes. This actually benefits larger schools such as Missouri, because it further weakens ...

Sports Blog: Missouri men's basketball wins at Nebraska

Posted to Sports Blog by Evan Glantz on Feb. 20, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

Coming off its impressive 82-77 win over No. 15 Texas on Wednesday, Missouri did not let up against Nebraska. On Saturday, the Tigers (20-7, 8-4 Big 12) tamed the Cornhuskers 74-59 in Lincoln, Neb. Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon was the main attraction on the evening, netting 24 points. Denmon was ...

Tigers hook No. 15 Horns

Tigers hook No. 15 Horns

By Evan Glantz | Feb. 18, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

Missouri took down Texas by the strength of freshman guard Mike Dixon and sophomore guard Kim English.

Game notes: Tigers get physical with Longhorns

Game notes: Tigers get physical with Longhorns

By Sean Leahy | Feb. 17, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

Missouri went toe-to-toe with the best rebounding team in the Big 12.

Texas presents 'big' challenge for Missouri

In Print: Texas presents 'big' challenge for Missouri

By Sean Leahy | Feb. 16, 2010

Texas features the Big 12's leading rebounder and a 290-pound center.

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Missouri a No. 8 seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Feb. 14, 2010 at 10:49 p.m.

Despite an ugly game against Iowa State and a tough loss to Baylor, Missouri moves up one spot in this week's Maneater Bracketology. It's more so because of the parity we've seen in college hoops this season, especially in the last week. That being said, the parity ...

Sports Blog: Missouri men's basketball falls at Baylor

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on Feb. 13, 2010 at 3:10 p.m.

The Missouri men’s basketball team went down to the wire with No. 24 Baylor Saturday but ended up falling 64-62 in Waco, Texas. MU took the lead with 46.9 left in the game when sophomore guard Kim English hit a layup while being intentionally fouled. After missing the ...

Tiller breaks out against Cyclones

Tiller breaks out against Cyclones

By Evan Glantz | Feb. 10, 2010

Ditching a facemask in less than a minute, the senior guard led Missouri with 17 points.

Tigers rough out a win over Cyclones

Tigers rough out a win over Cyclones

By Sean Leahy | Feb. 10, 2010

The Tigers couldn’t pull away until the final minutes.

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Missouri a No. 9 seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Feb. 7, 2010 at 1:35 p.m.

Despite a blowout win at Colorado on Saturday, Missouri drops two seeds this week, in part because of their home win streak ending at the hands of Texas A&M, which rose to a 7-seed this week. Overall, I have seven Big 12 teams, which is becoming a pretty standard ...

Sports Blog: Missouri men's basketball bounces back against Colorado

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on Feb. 6, 2010 at 5:19 p.m.

Missouri men’s basketball bounced back from a tough loss to Texas A&M on Wednesday night by taking down Colorado 84-66 in Boulder, Colo. Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon put up a career-high 22 points as the Tigers shot an even 50 percent from the field to improve to 17-6 ...

Aggies take down Missouri

Aggies take down Missouri

By Evan Glantz | Feb. 3, 2010

A cold shooting streak in the second half opened the door for Texas A&M.

Aggies derail Missouri home winning streak

Aggies derail Missouri home winning streak

By Sean Leahy | Feb. 3, 2010

The 32-game streak fell two short of the Tigers' all-time best.

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Missouri a 7 seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Jan. 31, 2010 at 10:03 a.m.

What a contrast Missouri's two games this week were. On Monday night, they get run out of Allen Fieldhouse in a 19-point loss to Kansas only to come back Saturday and dominate Oklahoma State by 15 at home. But after that, I have Missouri sliding back one spot from ...

Waking from shooting slump, Tigers dump Cowboys

Waking from shooting slump, Tigers dump Cowboys

By Sean Leahy | Jan. 30, 2010

Missouri’s 52.3 percent field goal shooting was its highest in Big 12 play.

Tigers get production from young and old

Tigers get production from young and old

By Evan Glantz | Jan. 30, 2010

Freshman guard Mike Dixon stepped up in the Tigers’ win, as did senior guard Zaire Taylor.

Analysis: Tigers need to be resilient this weekend

In Print: Analysis: Tigers need to be resilient this weekend

By Sean Leahy | Jan. 29, 2010

Missouri will show its true colors when it responds to the Kansas loss.

Jayhawks tear up Tigers

In Print: Jayhawks tear up Tigers

By Evan Glantz | Jan. 26, 2010

Kansas junior center Cole Aldrich dominated with a double-double.

Missouri basketball gets lost in the Phog

In Print: Missouri basketball gets lost in the Phog

By Sean Leahy | Jan. 26, 2010

Missouri faltered in notoriously tough Allen Fieldhouse.

Column: Time for tougher competition

By Jake Kreinberg | Jan. 26, 2010

With coach Mike Anderson's "fastest 40 minutes in basketball," watching Missouri's style of play is the emotional equivalent of Six Flags. When those free T-shirts start flying into the student section at Mizzou Arena, the Tigers seem invincible. Combined with a uniquely stifling defense, it's no wonder ...

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Missouri a No. 6 seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Jan. 24, 2010 at 10:57 a.m.

It was a pretty wild week in college basketball. No. 1 Texas lost twice, once to Kansas State. Then K-State lost at home to Oklahoma State, allowing the Cowboys to sneak back into the bracket. Many highly-ranked teams survived scares from the unranked, such as Syracuse, Michigan State and BYU ...

Live blog: Missouri men's basketball vs. Nebraska: Missouri's defense allowing it to build up lead

Posted to Live blog: Missouri men's basketball vs. Nebraska by Sean Leahy on Jan. 23, 2010 at 5:28 p.m.

The Tigers lead 20-13 with 7:05 left in the half, and are making the Cornhuskers uncomfortable when they have the basketball. Missouri has forced four turnovers and have continually forced the Nebraska shot clock to drain to less than 10 seconds. Nebraska already has a tough time scoring, so ...

Game notes: Jayhawks up next for Missouri

By Evan Glantz | Jan. 23, 2010

Tigers turn attention to Kansas Senior guard J.T. Tiller said he and his team were focused solely on preparing for Nebraska during this past week of practice. After taking care of business against the Huskers, Missouri has little time to bask in the glory of the win, though. On ...

Paul ignites Missouri attack

By Sean Leahy | Jan. 23, 2010

The sophomore scored 15 points as the Tigers surged late to pull away.

In Print: Missouri looks to bounce back against Nebraska

By Evan Glantz | Jan. 22, 2010

After the Oklahoma loss, Missouri offense wants to get back in gear.

Tigers keep the faith as conference woes continue

In Print: Tigers keep the faith as conference woes continue

By John Montesantos | Jan. 22, 2010

Missouri remains the only team without a conference win in the Big 12.

Sports Blog: Maneater Bracketology: Missouri a No. 7 seed

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Sewall on Jan. 17, 2010 at 12:39 p.m.

As an avid bracketologist, I'm excited that conference play is in full swing, and even though the bracket picture is a mess right now I'm excited to announce The Maneater's first edition of Bracketology. I've been doing it on my own the past few years just ...

Sports Blog: Missouri men's basketball opens Big 12 play with Kansas State

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on Jan. 8, 2010 at 2:19 p.m.

Phase 1 of the 2009-10 season is over for Missouri and now the real work begins. The Tigers stand at 12-3 and are riding a season-high seven-game win streak into this Saturday’s Big 12 opener against No. 11 Kansas State. Missouri has built a 29-game win streak at Mizzou ...

Tigers party like it’s 1999

By Evan Glantz | Dec. 24, 2009

Missouri took down the Fighting Illini for first time in 10 years.

Game notes: Tigers look to take home success on the road

Game notes: Tigers look to take home success on the road

By Sean Leahy | Dec. 12, 2009

The Tigers improved to 5-0 this year but are 1-3 away from Mizzou Arena.

Tigers put Knights in the dark

Tigers put Knights in the dark

By Evan Glantz | Dec. 12, 2009

Missouri cruised to its fifth victory at home this year.

Missouri clips the Ducks

By Sean Leahy | Dec. 5, 2009

The Tigers used hot 3-point shooting to pull away by halftime.

Missouri defense stifles the Ducks

By Evan Glantz | Dec. 5, 2009

The Ducks shot 30.6 percent from the field

In Print: Bowers gets the job done

By Evan Glantz | Dec. 4, 2009

The sophomore is first in rebounds and second in points per game.

Sports Blog: Missouri basketball prepares for life without Tiller

Posted to Sports Blog by Evan Glantz on Nov. 19, 2009 at 7:15 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Tigers earned an opening-night win over Tennessee-Martin but suffered a loss along the way. Senior guard J.T. Tiller left the game in the second half with a bone bruise to his left foot that will keep him out, at the very least, through Sunday’s game ...

Sports Blog: Reports: highly-rated recruit commits to MU basketball

Posted to Sports Blog by Sean Leahy on Nov. 15, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.

According to reports, Missouri bolstered a solid recruiting class today by getting a commitment from Tony Mitchell. Gabe DeArmond of powermizzou.com confirmed this afternoon Mitchell gave a verbal commitment to play for the Tigers. Mitchell is ranked as the No. 15 recruit in the class of 2010 by rivals ...

Tigers finish exhibition season with victory

By Sean Leahy | Nov. 13, 2009

The team's regular season opener is Tuesday.

In Print: Tigers shred Truman State for exhibition win

By Evan Glantz | Nov. 6, 2009

Missouri led 50-25 at halftime and allowed only eight points in the second half.

In Print: English shines in Black and Gold Game

By Sean Leahy | Oct. 24, 2009

The intra-squad contest unofficially started the 2009 men's basketball season.

In Print: MU basketball looks to the season ahead

By Sean Leahy | Oct. 16, 2009

The team opens practice Friday and hosts the Black and Gold Game Oct. 23.

Sports Blog: ESPN: Anderson offered $2 million to go to Georgia

Posted to Sports Blog by Maneater Staff on March 31, 2009 at 11:52 a.m.

ESPN reports the Georgia Bulldogs have offered Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson $2 million per season to replace fired coach Dennis Felton. Other sources have reported that Anderson could head to Memphis next season, and The Kansas City Star reported that Missouri is prepared to offer Anderson $1.3 million ...

Tigers Tourney Tracker: Photoblog: Missouri Loses Elite Eight

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker by Patrick Fallon on March 28, 2009 at 6:49 p.m.

Missouri lost the Elite Eight regional final 82-75 to Connecticut. For more pictures check out the Maneater's slideshow at http://www.themaneater.com/slideshows/2009/3/28/23/

Tigers Tourney Tracker: Videocast: Missouri vs. UConn recap

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker by Lenny Goldman on March 28, 2009 at 6:39 p.m.

Sports Editor Lenny Goldman sums up Missouri's final game in the NCAA Tournament against the UConn Huskies from Glendale, Arizona. For more content from the game check out the full game slideshow at http://www.themaneater.com/slideshows/2009/3/28/23/

Tigers Tourney Tracker: Photoblog: Elite Eight First Half

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker by Patrick Fallon on March 28, 2009 at 2:52 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers keep the score close with UConn

Loss offers glimpse of road ahead

Loss offers glimpse of road ahead

By Lenny Goldman | March 28, 2009

Missouri fell to UConn on Saturday, but the game marked a new beginning.

Tigers Tourney Tracker: Photoblog: Missouri Elite Eight Press Conference

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker by Patrick Fallon on March 27, 2009 at 3:27 p.m.

The Missouri Tigers and Connecticut Huskies spoke with the media Friday afternoon about their Elite Eight basketball game Saturday at the University of Phoenix stadium.

Missouri ready to outrun UConn’s Thabeet

Missouri ready to outrun UConn’s Thabeet

By Lenny Goldman | March 27, 2009

The 7-foot-3-inch center will be an obstacle for the Tigers' offense.

Not so typical tango

Not so typical tango

By Lenny Goldman | March 27, 2009

Missouri has danced its way to the Elite Eight, but it hasn’t always been pretty.

Tigers Tourney Tracker: Photoblog: Sweet 16 practice

Posted to Tigers Tourney Tracker by Patrick Fallon on March 25, 2009 at 2:58 p.m.

The Missouri basketball team practiced Wednesday afternoon in the University of Phoenix, preparing the team for their Sweet Sixteen game against Memphis Thursday evening.

MU headed to Sweet 16

MU headed to Sweet 16

By Lenny Goldman | March 22, 2009

It's the farthest the team has gone in the NCAA Tournament since 2002.

Tigers look to bench for Marquette game

By Lenny Goldman | March 21, 2009

Their opponent will be working to slow the pace of the game.

Tigers advance to round two

Tigers advance to round two

By Lenny Goldman | March 20, 2009

Missouri will face Marquette on Sunday afternoon.

Missouri wins ugly one over Oklahoma State

Missouri wins ugly one over Oklahoma State

By Ross Taylor | March 14, 2009

Tigers advance to Big 12 Championship final.

Tourney Tracker: Big 12 Championship - Quarterfinals recap

Posted to Tourney Tracker by Jeff Lautenberger on March 13, 2009 at 2:44 p.m.

As we prepare for Friday's games, here's a recap of all the action so far and photos from the second round of the tournament. Full game stories for all of Thursday's quarterfinal games: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Baylor No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 5 ...

Tigers' win caps perfect home season

In Print: Tigers' win caps perfect home season

By Lenny Goldman | March 5, 2009

Tigers finish season at home with upset against Oklahoma.

Seniors bid farewell to Mizzou Arena

Seniors bid farewell to Mizzou Arena

By Ross Taylor | March 5, 2009

Their time at Missouri ends on a high note.

Kansas destroys Missouri with home-court advantage

In Print: Kansas destroys Missouri with home-court advantage

By Ross Taylor | March 1, 2009

The Tigers’ losing streak in Lawrence extends to 10 years.

Lyons’ effort not enough against Kansas

Lyons’ effort not enough against Kansas

By Lenny Goldman | March 1, 2009

The senior blamed himself for the Tigers' loss to Kansas.

In Print: Tempo proving key to Tigers' basketball success

By Ross Taylor | Jan. 29, 2009

The Tigers' frenetic pace bewilders opponents.

Texas Tech shot down by the Tigers

In Print: Texas Tech shot down by the Tigers

By Lenny Goldman | Jan. 26, 2009

The team has won 14 consecutive games at Mizzou Arena.

Tigers keep home winning streak alive

In Print: Tigers keep home winning streak alive

By Lenny Goldman | Jan. 24, 2009

Missouri held a solid lead through the second half.