Missouri Tigers Basketball
Eustachy: Rams have over-achieved
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with yet another team. The coach is making his second-consecutive appearance in the tournament, this year with Colorado State -- the fourth team he's led to the NCAAs. Last year, he guided Southern Mississippi to the tournament...
Oriakhi makes single season at Missouri count
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri coach Frank Haith kept encouraging Alex Oriakhi, telling them he had more to give. The senior center has been playing like there's no tomorrow for a while now. "Every day I keep telling myself my days are numbered, so I keep reminding myself, 'How do you want to be remembered?'" Oriakhi said. "And I think about that every day, that one game and you're done. All I know is I'm going to leave it all out there on the floor."...
Missouri assigned No. 9 seed in Midwest
ST. LOUIS -- Selection Sunday held zero allure for Phil Pressey, who wasted no brain power fretting about where Missouri might fit in after an inconsistent season. The Tigers' point guard, whose scattershot late-game decision-making was a large contributing factor in several almost-wins, was just fine with the No. 9 seed in the Midwest Regional and a matchup against Colorado State (25-8) on Thursday in Lexington, Ky...
Mississippi tops Missouri 64-62 with frantic rally
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new Southeastern Conference rivalry is born. Derrick Millinghaus made a driving basket with 1.1 seconds left Friday as No. 3 seed Mississippi rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat No. 6 seed Missouri 64-62 in an emotional Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinal that featured NCAA tournament intensity ...
Mizzou's Pressey, Bowers honored by SEC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Junior guard Phil Pressey and senior forward Laurence Bowers were named to the All-Southeastern Conference team by league coaches Tuesday. Pressey, named to the first team, leads the SEC in assists with 7.1 per game (No. 7 nationally) and is averaging 11.9 points a game...
Florida favored in wide-open SEC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Almost every team in the Southeastern Conference has at least some hope of taking home the tournament championship after a wild season in this league.
Florida. Tennessee. Kentucky. Mississippi. Alabama. Shoot, maybe even Vanderbilt playing a couple miles away from home has a shot.
"There's a lot of teams out there that are very, very capable," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "And when you're dealing with a one-game situation and a one-game tournament, I think anything can happen. I would agree. I think the tournament's wide open."
Missouri surrenders comeback win to Tennessee
Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin believes the NCAA tournament debate surrounding his team can end. As far as he's concerned, the Volunteers already have proved they belong in the 68-team field. "I think the job is done," Martin said Saturday after Tennessee capped its regular season by rallying for a 64-62 victory over Missouri. "Now the next phase for us is to go try and compete in a tough SEC tournament in Nashville. As far as the NCAA tournament is concerned, I feel like the work is done."...
Missouri routs Arkansas, stays undefeated at home
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frank Haith appeared even more fired-up than his players for Missouri's home finale, doing everything he could to make sure it was the perfect finish. Not to mention a rough night for the man he replaced. Haith's jacket came off early in the first half of the Tigers' 93-63 rout over Arkansas on Tuesday night. ...
Mizzou will try to complete perfect home season against Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri is one win away from a perfect home record in the regular season. The Tigers want to give a big send-off to three seniors, two of whom fans are just getting to know. Fifth-year senior Laurence Bowers is Missouri's leading scorer with a 14.2-point average heading into the finale against Arkansas and former Tigers coach Mike Anderson on Tuesday...
Missouri stays perfect at home, beats LSU
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Even with Missouri coach Frank Haith sitting next to him on the podium, Alex Oriakhi could not stifle himself. The memory fresh from struggles in the first meeting against LSU, the senior forward said the rematch was more than just a game...
Hot shooting cures Mizzou's road woes
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Keion Bell scored 24 points and Jabari Brown added 23 to lead Missouri to a 90-68 win over South Carolina on Thursday night. Missouri shot 69.6 percent (32 of 46) for the game, and plenty of those baskets were easy. The Tigers (20-8, 9-6 Southeastern) had 10 dunks and 46 points in the paint to pick up just their second win on the road this season. Missouri shot just nine 3-pointers, making six of them...
Kentucky outlasts Tigers in OT, 90-83
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Julius Mays' eight points in overtime, including four clinching free throws in the final 33 seconds, helped Kentucky get the important victory it needed to bolster its NCAA tournament chances, beating Missouri 90-83 Saturday night...
Mizzou avenges lopsided loss with 63-60 upset of No. 5 Gators
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Laurence Bowers had 17 points plus 10 rebounds and Missouri erased a 13-point deficit midway through the second half to rally past No. 5 Florida 63-60 on Tuesday night. Phil Pressey added 10 assists, seven points, six rebounds and three steals for Missouri (19-7, 8-5 SEC). The Tigers didn't have Bowers a month ago in a 31-point blowout loss at Florida...
Florida to test Missouri's perfect home mark
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three more wins and Missouri has a perfect home season. Nothing like a little top 10 competition to test that dominance. SEC-leading Florida comes to town tonight, and the memory of the 31-point rout last month in Gainesville, Fla., is still fresh in the memory for the Tigers. The fifth-ranked Gators are coming off another 31-point rout at Auburn, too...
Young helps Arkansas rally past Missouri
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- BJ Young saved his best for last against his home-state rival. Young, a St. Louis native, converted on a pair of three-point plays in the final minute to help Arkansas rally for a 73-71 win over Missouri on Saturday. The win is the first over the Tigers for Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson, who is in his second season at Arkansas after leaving Missouri...
Missouri's win is one for the ages
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Keion Bell raced down the floor late in the second half before realizing he wasn't being followed. Then the 6-foot-4 senior slowed down, took his time, and threw down a spectacular 360-degree dunk. It was a fitting final image: Missouri putting on a show and Mississippi State doing absolutely nothing to stop it...
Missouri manhandles Mississippi
The Tigers improved to 14-0 at home with a 98-79 victory
Mizzou's road problems persist
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Fabyon Harris had 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, to help Texas A&M to a 70-68 victory over No. 21 Missouri on Thursday night. The loss dropped the Tigers (16-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) to 0-5 in true road games. They have won three games at neutral sites this season...
Missouri victorious against Vanderbilt
The Tigers rolled to an 81-59 victory over the Commodores
UF coach hits mark vs. Mizzou
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Scottie Wilbekin had 13 points and 10 assists, his first career double-double, and No. 10 Florida thumped No. 17 Missouri 83-52 on Saturday. The victory was coach Billy Donovan's 400th with the Gators, making him the third coach in Southeastern Conference history to accomplish that feat with the same school. He joined Kentucky's Adolph Rupp and LSU's Dale Brown in the 400-win club...
Missouri whiffs on Ole Miss
By DAVID BRANDT Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. -- Murphy Holloway has huge, broad shoulders and uses his left hand on nearly every drive to the basket. The Mississippi senior has been doing it for four seasons, so it's no secret. Missouri was completely ready for it...
Bowers expected to miss at least next 2 games
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri forward Laurence Bowers has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is expected to miss at least two games. An MRI confirmed the extent of the injury, which occurred Tuesday night during a collision under the basket with teammate Phil Pressey. The school said Wednesday the MRI revealed no damage to the ACL or bone...
Missouri beats Alabama 84-68 in SEC debut
Bowers injures knee in Missouri's 84-68 victory
Missouri plays first SEC game vs. Alabama
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri is so well-tested that its first-ever SEC game should not cause any extra anxiety. A 2-point decision over Bucknell, an overtime loss at UCLA and a neutral-site victory over Illinois have all helped the 10th-ranked Tigers (11-2) prepare for tonight's game against Alabama (8-5)...
MU keeps on Braggin' to Illinois
Missouri wins 82-73 to claim the rivalry game for the fourth consecutive year
Transfer makes debut in Missouri's rout of South Carolina State
Jabari Brown scored 12 points in Missouri's 102-51 victory against South Carolina State
Missouri surges past Tenn. State
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tennessee State was in a close game at halftime against No. 12 Missouri on Saturday. Despite missing 17 of its final 21 shots of the half, Tennessee State trailed 23-20 in part because of 11 Missouri turnovers. But while its opponent started making more shots, Tennessee State (4-6) remained mired in the slump...
Road-weary Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team to tangle with Mizzou
Southeast men's basketball team looks for first-ever victory against ranked Mizzou
No. 13 Missouri gets past VCU 68-65
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead...
Missouri routs Alcorn State 91-54
No. 14 Tigers improve to 2-0 with 91-54 rout COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Despite watching his team struggle during the first half for the second consecutive game, Missouri coach Frank Haith remains encouraged. After all, the Tigers are only returning one player from last year's 30-5 team...
No. 15 Missouri shakes SIUE, triumphs 83-69
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At least for a half, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville gave No. 15 Missouri all it could handle. Jerome Jones hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, while reserve Michael Messer added 13 in an 83-69 loss at Missouri on Saturday...
Award little consolation for Haith, Missouri men's basketball team
Missouri's Frank Haith has received a bittersweet honor. He was chosen national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association three days after the Tigers flopped in the NCAA tournament. The first-year coach said Monday it has been tough moving past the upset loss to No. ...
Missouri has easy explanation for schedule
The upcoming nonconference schedule was pretty much a blank slate when Frank Haith was hired at Missouri last April. The Tigers were set for the early season CBE Classic, and that was just about it. Missouri played a lot of soft teams and wound up being the last of the No. 2 seeds in the NCAA tournament despite its 30-4 record and a Big 12 tournament championship...
Missouri men's basketball team snares Big 12 tourney title on way out
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them. They made sure to leave a lasting impression on their way to the SEC...
Missouri advances in Big 12 tournament
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They know they'll never win a Big 12 regular-season championship. A one-point overtime loss at Kansas last month settled that. So as the No. 5 Missouri Tigers head out the door to the Southeastern Conference, they're chasing the Big 12 tournament title as a way of waving a not-so-fond farewell to Big 12 brethren resentful of the way they helped turn the conference upside down...
Missouri men's basketball team bombs Texas Tech from long range
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kim English and his Missouri teammates like to work the ball inside and establish a post presence. That plan took a backseat Saturday for the No. 7 Tigers, who hit a season-best 16 3-pointers in an 81-59 win over Texas Tech. "You never go into the game plan to shoot a lot of 3s," said English, who scored 20 points to lead the Tigers. ...
Missouri men's basketball team claws past Iowa State 78-72
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri seemed to be caught up in the emotions of senior night Wednesday. Its porous defense allowed a flurry of 3-pointers by Iowa State that had the seventh-ranked Tigers trailing for most of the game. But when Missouri's Steve Moore dived to corral a rebound midway through the second half, it provided a spark the Tigers would capitalize on en route to a 78-72 victory that clinched the No. 2 seed in next week's Big 12 tournament...
Kansas needs OT to top Missouri men's basketball team
The University of Kansas defeat the Missouri men's basketball team 87-86 in overtime Saturday.
Missouri men's basketball team exacts revenge vs. Oklahoma State
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- If seeking revenge for one of its only two losses this season was on No. 3 Missouri's mind, the Tigers kept that goal in the locker room Wednesday night. "Just business," Missouri guard Kim English said after an 83-65 rout of Oklahoma State that wasn't nearly as close as the final score suggested. "But we definitely remembered how we didn't perform in Stillwater."...
No. 4 Missouri men's basketball team guns down Baylor from long range
The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Baylor 72-57 on Saturday.
Missouri takes over first place in the Big 12
NORMAN, Okla. -- The focus of No. 4 Missouri was tested between an emotionally charged victory against archrival Kansas and a top 10 showdown with Baylor. The Tigers got a passing grade -- barely. Marcus Denmon scored 25 points, Ricardo Ratliffe added 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 4 Mizzou claimed first place in the Big 12 by edging Oklahoma 71-68 on Monday night...
Missouri charges past Kansas 74-71
L.G. Patterson ~ Associated Press Missouri's Marcus Denmon celebrates in front of Kansas' Elijah Johnson after making a basket during the first half Saturday in Columbia, Mo. Denmon finished with 29 points....
Dixon's layup allows Missouri men's basketball team to escape Texas with 67-66 win
AUSTIN, Texas -- Michael Dixon's flagrant foul down the stretch nearly cost his team the game. He won it about 40 seconds later. Dixon's layup with 31 seconds left gave No. 4 Missouri the lead, and Marcus Denmon's rebound after a final miss by Texas' Myck Kabongo sealed a tough 67-66 victory for the Tigers on Monday night...
Missouri men's basketball team regroups after road loss, holds off Texas Tech 63-50
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was far from a triumphant homecoming for No. 2 Missouri. Still, coach Frank Haith concentrated on the bottom line after a shaky 63-50 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday that didn't quite flush away all the sour taste from an upset loss at Oklahoma State three days earlier...
Missouri hopes to learn from loss to Oklahoma State
ST. LOUIS -- Frank Haith said it best the day Missouri rose to No. 2. No one big victory or one tough loss would define the team. The coach could not have anticipated those words to be tested so soon with one of the school's most impressive victories in recent seasons followed by an excruciating setback...
Oklahoma State men's basketball team guns down No. 2 Missouri
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Frank Haith understood the dangers that came along with Missouri earning its highest ranking in a decade just before what looked like a lull in the schedule. If it hadn't already, the lesson certainly settled in with his players when Oklahoma State's fans stormed the court in celebration of a 79-72 upset of the second-ranked Tigers on Wednesday night...
Missouri trails only Kentucky in latest AP basketball poll
Kentucky, the only team in last week's top four not to lose over the weekend, is back on top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll. The Wildcats, who were ranked No. 1 for two weeks earlier this season, moved up one place Monday after receiving 61 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel...
Missouri men's basketball team wins top-five showdown at Baylor
The fifth-ranked Tigers defeated the No. 3 Bears 89-88
Missouri rolls past Texas A&M
The Tigers posted a 70-51 victory to improve to 17-1
Pressey helps Missouri men's basketball team wrangle Longhorns
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri needed someone to step up, and Phil Pressey was not shy. The sophomore point guard had 18 points, including seven straight to get the ninth-ranked Tigers out of trouble in the second half of an 84-73 victory over Texas on Saturday...
No. 9 Missouri men's basketball team claws past Iowa State 76-69
AMES, Iowa -- No. 9 Missouri was down to five players with a minute left and the host Cyclones breathing down its neck. The undermanned Tigers responded in the clutch yet again and put their only loss of the season behind them. Matt Pressey led six players in double figures with 14 points, and the Tigers got past Iowa State 76-69 on Wednesday night...
Missouri men's basketbal team suffers first loss
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- It wasn't just Missouri's first loss of the season that had coach Frank Haith so upset. It was the way that it happened to the Tigers. "As a coach, what you really hate is to get your butt kicked," Haith said. "They were tougher. They kicked our butt."...
Missouri crushes Oklahoma to improve to 14-0
The unbeaten Tigers opened Big 12 play with an 87-49 rout of Oklahoma
Missouri improves to 11-0 with rout of William & Mary
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri sixth-man Michael Dixon only can stand by and hear the roar when his starting teammates are introduced at Mizzou Arena. He sure knows how to grab some attention once he enters the game. The Tigers' super-sub scored a career-high 30 points as No. 10 Missouri beat William & Mary 94-56 on Sunday for its best start in two decades. That obliterated his previous high of 19 points, set just four games earlier against Northwestern State...
Denmon, Missouri men's basketball team shoots down Navy
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 10 Missouri needed a different strategy to counter Navy on Saturday after the Tigers dispatced their first eight opponents with hot shooting and quickness. Missouri coach Frank Haith said earlier in the week that his team would need to exhibit patience against the Midshipmen, who play at a slower tempo and are more physical in the paint...
No. 10 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team claws past Villanova
NEW YORK -- Missouri was No. 25 in the preseason poll. The Tigers have moved into the top 10 and are playing as though they mean to stay up there. "The Mizzou brand was on the national scene tonight," first-year coach Frank Haith said. "And the lights are bright, very bright here in New York. We had an opportunity on national TV against a good team."...
Missouri Tigers men's basketball team cruises past Northwestern State 90-56
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon insists Missouri isn't satisfied despite his team winning its first seven games by an average of 28 points. Denmon scored a career-high 31 points and the No. 13 Tigers went on a pair of big runs in a 90-56 rout of Northwestern State on Friday night...
Missouri basketball team routs Niagara
Marcus Denmon scored 22 points to lead five Missouri players in double figures, and the No. 24 Tigers rolled to an easy 83-52 win.
SEC: Missouri announcement inadvertently posted
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference says an announcement that Missouri was joining the league was inadvertently posted on the league's Web site and that no agreement has been reached. The announcement dated Oct. 22 was on the site Thursday night, and was reported by outkickthecoverage.com. The SEC's Web site attributed the announcement to SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and said he made it on Monday -- presumably of this week given the listed date from two days earlier...
Missouri wanted Big Ten invite most
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri is hoping to join the Southeastern Conference but would have preferred an offer from the Big Ten that never came, a university official said Wednesday. Missouri hoped to join the Big Ten last year, but the league instead chose Nebraska. The university official said the Big Ten remains Missouri's top choice but that conference "has no interest."...
Missouri AD offers men's basketball coach Haith qualified support
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is standing behind the school's embattled men's basketball coach -- to a point. Frank Haith's future has come into question after Yahoo Sports reported last week that a former University of Miami booster said he paid then-Hurricanes recruit DeQuan Jones $10,000 to attend the school with Haith's approval...
Miami probe spreads to Missouri
ST. LOUIS -- Frank Haith was not Missouri's first choice as men's basketball coach. The school now has to live with the potential fallout. A disgraced former booster at the University of Miami, Nevin Shapiro, told Yahoo! Sports he violated NCAA rules with the knowledge or direct participation of at least six Hurricanes coaches, including Haith, the men's basketball coach at Miami at the time. Shapiro is in prison after being convicted of running a massive Ponzi scheme...
Mizzou boosts Haith's contract buyout penalty
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri has made it much more expensive for its new men's basketball coach to leave before his contract is up. The school that lost former coach Mike Anderson to Arkansas two months ago has increased sharply the buyout penalty for Frank Haith, his successor...
Haith ready for passion of Missouri men's basketball fans
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frank Haith has heard the criticism that Missouri settled for a safe choice rather than a home-run hire for its new coach. After seven years leading a Miami basketball program at a football-first school with little fan interest and plenty of other south Florida distractions, Haith welcomes both the added scrutiny and heightened interest in his fortunes...
Painter spurns Missouri men's basketball team, signs Purdue extension
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For a school that makes no secret of its desire to join college sports' elites -- and its willingness to spend freely in that quest -- Missouri's weeklong search for its next men's basketball coach is off to a rocky start...
Search for new men's basketball coach begins at Missouri
ST. LOUIS -- Billed as "The Fastest 40 Minutes in College Basketball," Missouri never quite became a must-see team in five seasons under Mike Anderson. The search began Thursday for Anderson's replacement, and for someone who can build more excitement at a school that's coming off its third straight NCAA tourney bid but seemed to regress this season after briefly cracking the top 10. ...
Anderson ditches Missouri men's basketball team for Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks' basketball coach. The school confirmed the move Wednesday night. Anderson leaves Missouri after five seasons to return to the school where he was an assistant to Nolan Richardson for 17 seasons. He replaces John Pelphrey, who was fired March 13...
Agent says deal in works for Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson's agent says he is negotiating a new contract with the school amid continued reports that Arkansas is trying to lure him away. Jimmy Sexton told Memphis radio station WHBQ-AM on Tuesday morning that, "We've been in discussion with them for several weeks now."...
Missouri men's basketball team to face loose Cincinnati squad
WASHINGTON -- On the day before Cincinnati's first NCAA tournament game in six years, Sean Kilpatrick was in the locker room putting on a show worthy of Saturday night at the improv. The redshirt freshman was doing impersonations of teammates and coaches, with such spot-on hilarity that his fellow players were doubled over in uncontrollable laughter. ...
Kansas tames Missouri men's basketball team
Missouri fell to the Jayhawks for its first home loss this season
Missouri men's basketball team falters at Kansas State
The Missouri men's basketball team dropped to 1-6 on the road in the Big 12 Conference.
Missouri men's basketball team whips Baylor 77-59
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ricardo Ratliffe heard plenty of trash talk right after tipoff. Then Missouri's forward silenced Baylor's big men. "Yeah, they're weak, they're small," Ratliffe said he overheard from J'Mison Morgan, who scored on a putback for the first basket. "Then we started getting more aggressive and he started kind of being friendly with me...
Missouri men's basketball team snaps road losing streak
Missouri beat Iowa State 76-70 in men's basketball.
Denmon leads Missouri past Texas Tech
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, showing no after effects from a blow to the head three days earlier, to help No. 20 Missouri beat Texas Tech 92-84 on Tuesday night. Kim English had 16 points and reserve Michael Dixon 13 points for the Tigers (20-6, 6-5 Big 12), who shot 58 percent but were tested in a run-and-gun contest that was light on defense before going to 16-0 at home. John Roberson had 21 points for Texas Tech (11-15, 3-8), which shot 49 percent...
Missouri exacts revenge against Colorado
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A lineup shuffle might have done the trick for No. 14 Missouri. Either that or just being home again. Kim English busted a scoring slump with 21 points in a rare reserve role, and the Tigers rattled Colorado into a season-worst 23 turnovers in an 89-73 victory Saturday night...
Missouri falters at Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Darrell Williams had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Oklahoma State to a 76-70 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Wednesday. Jean-Paul Olukemi and Keiton Page both scored 19 points for Oklahoma State (15-7, 3-5 Big 12), which ended a three-game losing streak...
Texas tames Tigers
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns are tearing up the Big 12 and showing no signs of slowing down. Jordan Hamilton had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and No. 7 Texas beat No. 11 Missouri 71-58 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Big 12...
Missouri basketball team wastes little time crushing Cyclones
Ricardo Ratliffe matched his career best with six blocked shots and Michael Dixon had 15 points to help the 13th-ranked Tigers defeat Iowa State 87-54 Saturday night.
Tigers tumble to Aggies 91-89 in overtime
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Khris Middleton squirmed as his teammates raved about his play. The sophomore forward said he doesn't like all the attention. He better get used to it. Middleton scored 28 points, including 11 in overtime, and No. 14 Texas A&M beat 15th-ranked Missouri 91-89 on Saturday for its 13th straight win...
Missouri men regain swagger with win vs. Nebraska
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Denmon was the player Nebraska aimed to stop. Not much luck there. The junior guard made five 3-pointers and matched his career best with 27 points, helping No. 15 Missouri end the Cornhuskers' 11-game winning streak with a 77-69 victory Wednesday night...
Colorado breaks press, upsets No. 9 Missouri
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado Buffaloes broke Missouri's press and also the Tigers' stranglehold on their one-sided series. Super sophomore Alec Burks, from suburban Kansas City, Mo., scored a career-high 36 points, and the Buffaloes upset ninth-ranked Missouri 89-76 in their final Big 12 opener...
Missouri crushes North Alabama
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kim English picked a good time to rediscover his shooting stroke with Missouri set to kick off conference play this weekend. The junior guard scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and No. 9 Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a 98-58 victory over Division II North Alabama on Wednesday night...
Missouri wallops Northern Illinois 97-61 in men's basketball
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson took over a down program and started recruiting players based on trust that he would turn things around when he arrived at Missouri five years ago. That's exactly what he's done 100 wins later. Marcus Denmon scored 24 points and Matt Pressey added a career-high 18 to help Anderson became the fastest coach to reach 100 wins in school history with Monday night 97-61 blow out of Northern Illinois...
Courtship series: Recruiting budget determines options
The final installment in a six-week series that explored recruiting in men's college basketball from the perspective of coaches and players.
Missouri cruises at home
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri had been getting used to close contests before Saturday. After playing three consecutive games that came down to the final possession, including two that went to overtime, the No. 11 Tigers took control early and went on to a 70-55 win over Presbyterian College...
Denmon leads Missouri to Cancun basketball tourney title
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Marcus Denmon had hoped to shed the sixth-man role he had filled so effectively in his first two seasons at Missouri. But when the Tigers got off to a slow start in the first three games of the season, coach Mike Anderson decided to shuffle things, and that meant Denmon was back to being a reserve when they tipped off against La Salle on Wednesday night in the championship of the Cancun Challenge...
Missouri basketball team's defense squeezes North Florida
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson challenged his players to hold the opposition scoreless the rest of the way during a timeout with about eight minutes to go Saturday. Maybe he should try that more often. The 15th-ranked Tigers set an arena record by forcing 34 turnovers and finished with a 24-0 run in a 96-58 rout over North Florida. The turnover count is believed to be a school record, and that full-court pressure fueled the shutout stand...
Missouri men's basketball team survives scare
Laurence Bowers had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as off-kilter Missouri held off Western Illinois 66-61 on Thursday night.
Returners, incoming talent set lofty expectations for Mizzou hoops
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Expectations keep going up at Missouri. You won't hear Mike Anderson complaining about it. The Tigers are ranked in the preseason for the first time since 2003-2004, return four of their top five scorers and have a highly regarded recruiting class heading into Anderson's fifth season as coach. He's aiming for a third straight NCAA tournament appearance, rebuilding the reputation for a school that was shut out five straight years before his arrival...
Family more than just coachspeak for Missouri Tigers
A highly anticipated recruiting class that will be unveiled at Friday's first practice includes the two sons of Mike Anderson's best friend and college teammate.
Missouri stifles Booker, beats Clemson 86-78
Kim English and Keith Ramsey each scored 20 points, and Missouri's swarming defense lived up to its reputation during an 86-78 victory over Clemson in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.
After sluggish start, 3-pointers carry Missouri past Austin Peay
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's bombs-away approach to 3-point shooting once again paid off in a 94-79 win over Austin Peay on Sunday. But it was the team's stepped-up defensive pressure that was the talk of the Tigers and coach Mike Anderson. Missouri (9-3) started out sluggish in its return to the court after defeating rival Illinois four days earlier for the first time in a decade. ...
Tigers suffer first loss in tourney
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- David Gonzalvez scored 18 points to lead Richmond to a thrilling 59-52 win over Missouri on Saturday night to clinch the South Padre Island Invitational. Gonzalvez gave the Spiders (6-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with a little more than four minutes remaining...
Missouri looks to exceed expectations
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri lost its top two scorers after a postseason run that ended one game shy of the Final Four. Expectations are down, right? Well, not so much. Missouri coach Mike Anderson is counting on his relentless pressing defense and developing young talent to produce another unexpected big season despite the departures of DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons. ...
Shorthanded Tigers stumble Missouri was without two starters and three key reserves Wednesday
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Anderson put principles ahead of victories, yet still pushed Nebraska to the limit with a skeleton roster. Missouri's second-year coach is confident the five players he suspended in the wake of a weekend nightclub altercation learned from watching the Cornhuskers escape with a 66-62 victory, their first in the Big 12, against the severely short-handed Tigers on Wednesday night. He also hinted that the suspension might be lifted after one game...
Texas Tech fends off Missouri, 92-84
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Martin Zeno was in Bob Knight's doghouse not too long ago. After Tech lost at Oklahoma State earlier this month, Knight called Zeno's play disappointing. Wednesday he scored a career-high 33 points to lead Tech to a 92-84 win over Missouri...
Carroll leads Tigers' rout of Coppin State
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- DeMarre Carroll scored 19 points to help Missouri run its nonconference home winning streak to 26 games with a 72-38 win over Coppin State on Thursday. Carroll, who came off the bench for the first time this season, shot 7-for-8 from the field and had nine rebounds for the Tigers (9-4)...
Mizzou routs N. Carolina A&T
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points and Missouri's pressure defense forced 25 turnovers Monday as the Tigers beat North Carolina A&T 94-66. There was some doubt whether Carroll would even play due to an ankle injury that continues to give him trouble. ...
Tigers swarm Maryland
The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Leo Lyons had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Missouri swarmed Maryland into numerous mistakes for an 84-70 victory over the Terrapins on Tuesday night in the consolation game of the CBE Classic. Missouri (4-1) twice rallied from double-digit deficits Monday in the semifinals against No. ...
Tigers sign only member in '07 class
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri signed Justin Safford to a national letter of intent, making the 6-foot-8 forward the only member of the Tigers' 2007 recruiting class. Safford signed on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period. A native of Bloomington, Ill., Safford averaged 17.8 points and 11.5 rebounds while leading Charis Prep in Goldsboro, N.C., to a 36-8 record. Before that, he was a three-year starter for Bloomington Central Catholic...
Caravan coming to Cape Girardeau in April
The last time the University of Missouri athletic department brought a caravan to Southeast Missouri, Quin Snyder was early in his seven-year coaching stint and trying to win over Mizzou fans. The caravan will come back this spring before Mike Anderson begins his second season as Snyder's successor with the men's basketball program...
Watkins stars for MU in senior-night victory
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Senior night turned out to be a huge night for Marcus Watkins. The seldom-used backup forward got his first start of the season in his home finale, largely as a ceremonial nod, and responded with career highs of 15 points and a team-leading six rebounds in Missouri's 91-82 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night...
Tigers try to avenge home loss to Cyclones
DES MOINES, Iowa -- It's been nearly a month since Iowa State's comeback win at Missouri, but the momentum the Cyclones gained that night is still paying off. The Cyclones gave first-year coach Greg McDermott a Big 12 opener to remember back on Jan. 6, rallying from 16 down to beat the Tigers 66-65 on a tip-in by freshman Wesley Johnson. Iowa State (12-10, 3-5 Big 12) has lost five of seven since then, but McDermott said the comeback in Columbia was a major step forward for the program...
Wildcats too much for Tigers yet again
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- David Hoskins had 25 points and Cartier Martin had 22 points and 11 rebounds, leading Kansas State to an 80-73 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night. Akeem Wright added 12 points for the Wildcats (16-6, 5-2 Big 12), who have won six straight and own their first five-game conference winning streak since the Big 12 began play in 1996-97. The string started with an 85-81 victory over the Tigers on Jan. 13 in Columbia, Mo...
Tigers, Wildcats both playing better since earlier encounter
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Much has changed since Kansas State and Missouri last met on Jan. 13 in Columbia, Mo. Going into that game, both teams were winless in the Big 12. The Wildcats, under coach Bob Huggins, won 85-81 and haven't lost since, compiling a five-game overall winning streak that's run their record to 15-6 overall and 4-2 in the league and sparked talk among fans of a possible NCAA playoff berth...
Tigers grab first Big 12 win
BOULDER, Colo. -- Matt Lawrence knew better than to think Colorado would simply mail in a performance with Buffaloes coach Ricardo Patton stepping down at the end of the season. Lawrence and the Missouri Tigers went through a similar situation last year with Quin Snyder -- who resigned midway through the season -- and said a coach on his way out makes a team play that much harder...
Texas tops Tigers by 20
AUSTIN, Texas -- Kevin Durant and the young Texas Longhorns are making Big 12 play look easy. They have to know tougher games are sure to come. Durant scored 34 points and No. 25 Texas won another Big 12 blowout Wednesday night, an 88-68 victory over Missouri that left yet another opponent befuddled on how to stop the long and lean freshman forward who seems to score at will...
Tigers to open Big 12 play against Cyclones
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As far as Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah is concerned, a little humility may be a good thing. The Tigers started the season 9-0 under new coach Mike Anderson. Competition wasn't exactly top-notch, and all nine games were at home. Hannah believes the team became overconfident, lackadaisical in practice. Reality set in with consecutive losses at Purdue and to Illinois in St. Louis...
Tigers win final Big 12 tune-up
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Anderson's defense-first system is making a believer of Stefhon Hannah. The junior college transfer, in his first year with the Tigers, added five steals to his NCAA-leading average Tuesday as Missouri beat Mississippi State 83-75. He also scored a career-high 27 points to go with five rebounds and five assists for the Tigers (11-2)...
Brag drought: Missouri gives Anderson a crack at Illinois
ST. LOUIS -- In recent years, Illinois has owned the annual Braggin' Rights game, beating Missouri six straight times and winning last year by more than 30 points. But Illinois coach Bruce Weber said none of that matters heading into Tuesday night's game. He said Missouri's end-to-end style of play under new coach Mike Anderson makes the Tigers dangerous...
Mizzou improves to 9-0 with win over Evansville
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson gave his team a special message heading into its first game after its biggest win of the season. "He said 'a pat on the back will set you back,"' Missouri guard Keon Lawrence said. And though Lawrence acknowledged the Tigers entered Sunday's game against Evansville with Thursday's win over Arkansas still in the back of their minds, they rebounded from a lackluster first half to beat Evansville 73-54 Sunday...
Redhawks fans take heart: Another Arkansas disciple has things rolling at Mizzou
It's only one game, but the Missouri basketball team was impressive Thursday night in routing what appeared to be a solid and talented Arkansas squad 86-64. That came after the undefeated Tigers had also romped in their first seven contests, albeit against suspect competition...
Tigers blow out unbeaten Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Stefhon Hannah scored a season-high 21 points, had six assists and six steals Thursday as Missouri beat Arkansas 86-64, its first victory over the Razorbacks since 1992. Missouri forced 24 Arkansas turnovers and beat what was considered its toughest opponent so far this season. Arkansas (5-1) reached the NCAA Tournament last season and received 33 votes in this weeks Top 25...
Tigers get first real test against Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As far as Mike Anderson goes, Missouri's matchup with Arkansas today is just another game. Or so he says. The first-year coach has the Tigers off to a 7-0 start, but the Razorbacks will be the first opponent from a major conference -- and the team that gave Anderson his start, as an assistant under Nolan Richardson...
MU defeats Coppin St., moves to 7-0
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marshall Brown tied a career high Monday by scoring 21 points and Missouri (7-0) shot 50 percent from 3-point range in the second half in a 98-77 win over Coppin State. Brown hadn't scored 20 points in a game since he had 21 against Oklahoma in January. His previous high this season was 15 points in an 89-69 win over Lipscomb on Nov. 16...
Tigers improve to 5-0 under Anderson
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Matt Lawrence scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, as Missouri blew an early 12-point lead and had to come from behind to beat Davidson 81-75 Sunday. The Tigers have lost to Davidson (3-2) in the teams' two previous outings, and the win gave Missouri its first 5-0 start in four seasons...
Mizzou caps 3-0 tourney with win over Stetson
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kalen Grimes posted his second-straight double-double off a strong first half and Matt Lawrence scored all but two of his 13 points in the second half, helping Missouri rally for a 66-45 victory over Stetson in the John Thompson Foundation Classic on Sunday...
Tigers lose lead, but recover to beat Army
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kalen Grimes had career highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds, helping Missouri recover after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Army 67-58 on Saturday in the John Thompson Foundation Classic. Stefhon Hannah hit his first six shots, four of them 3-pointers, and had 18 points. The Tigers (2-0), built to run under new coach Mike Anderson, won their second straight game in the season-opening tournament despite difficulties dealing with Army's structured game...
Anderson era begins in weekend tourney
The schedule figures to be more grueling than the competition for Missouri at the start of the Mike Anderson era. Quin Snyder's replacement unveils his run-and-gun style today against North Carolina A&T in the first of three games in three days in the John Thompson Foundation Classic in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers, opening the school's second century in the sport with the earliest starting date, follow with games against Army on Saturday and Stetson on Sunday in the round-robin event...
Mizzou wins second exhibition game
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marshall Brown scored 22 points Monday night as Missouri finished its exhibition season with a 94-40 win over visiting Lithuania Academy. Brown scored 12 of those points in the first half as the Tigers took just nine minutes to build a 20-point lead...
Change of pace
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kalen Grimes thought he understood what new Missouri coach Mike Anderson's all-out style of basketball meant. He, along with the rest of his teammates, quickly discovered they still have plenty to digest. The new era that replaces years of turmoil under Quin Snyder features a full-court, up-tempo game that produced three NCAA tournament bids in Anderson's last four seasons at Alabama-Birmingham. It's more than just running...
Anderson prepares Tigers for frantic pace with tough workouts
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Forty minutes of hell can wait. Around Mizzou Arena, Missouri basketball players must first get used to new coach Mike Anderson's penchant for pre-dawn, gut-busting workouts. With seven new players on a 15-man roster and a defense-driven, breakneck style still to teach, Anderson is preaching patience as Missouri prepares to start practice Friday -- even as eager fans relish a fresh start after Quin Snyder's midseason resignation last year amid a disastrous 12-16 campaign...
Hannah changes mind, opts for Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri has signed point guard Stefhon Hannah, a second-team junior college all-American, to a national letter of intent. Hannah committed to Missouri late last week, a day after Kansas State announced he was the fourth member of new coach Bob Huggins' recruiting class...
Tigers must find new name for upbeat style
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- First came "40 Minutes of Hell." Then "The Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball." Now it's cease and desist. New Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson has promised to mold the Tigers in the trademark run-and-gun, full-court-press style he honed at Alabama-Birmingham and as an Arkansas assistant under Nolan Richardson...
AD Alden will speak to curators this week
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five weeks ago, University of Missouri-Columbia athletics director Mike Alden emerged with his job barely intact after a closed meeting of university curators. Now it's again time for Alden to face the curators for the University of Missouri's four-campus system -- and this time he will have some company...
Anderson works at restoring faith
MENDON, Mo. -- Past the sprawling Hampton Feedlot, downwind from the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and down the hall from the alcohol-free prom posters at Northwestern R-1 School, the future of Missouri basketball wrestles with a gargantuan pork chop slab -- and lingering memories of a disastrous season that won't soon be forgotten by the Tiger faithful...
Watkins will remain on staff for new coach
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Melvin Watkins, who finished last season as the interim coach at Missouri, was one of four coaches hired Wednesday by new head man Mike Anderson. Watkins was associate head coach the last two seasons under Quin Snyder and his job title remains the same...
MU inserts 'loyal employee' clauses in Anderson's contract
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- New Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson will earn a minimum of $850,000 annually over the next five years -- as long as he "agrees to be a loyal employee" and doesn't bad-mouth the school. Those clauses are just some of the conduct requirements spelled out in the 22-page employment contract, which was signed Monday and released to The Associated Press on Tuesday through the state's public records laws...
Mizzou chooses UAB's Anderson to lead program
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Anderson is bringing his swarming style of defense and fast-paced play to the University of Missouri. Anderson was hired as Missouri's basketball coach Sunday, taking over following Quin Snyder's resignation last month. Anderson, who led Alabama-Birmingham to a 24-7 record and an NCAA tournament appearance this season, is the first permanent black head coach at Missouri, though Melvin Watkins, a Snyder assistant, served as interim coach after Snyder's resignation...
Sundvold, two others told to call off search
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three members of a committee looking for a new men's basketball coach at Missouri reportedly have been told their services are no longer needed. Gary Link, Jon Sundvold and senior associate Mario Moccia were told that they will not be part of future meetings to discuss who will replace Quin Snyder, The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site Thursday. Both Link and Sundvold confirmed to The Star that the trio were no longer on the committee...
Search for coach goes on; Gardner declares for draft
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Thomas Gardner, the leading scorer in a disappointing season that saw coach Quin Snyder quit early, isn't sticking around to see who will next lead the Tigers basketball team. On Tuesday, Gardner confirmed his intentions to forgo his senior year and enter the NBA draft. Snyder's abrupt departure and the uncertainty surrounding the team's next coach played no role in the decision, he said...
Investigation finds more to story than Alden tells
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An outside investigation of the Missouri basketball program concluded athletics director Mike Alden did not send a radio announcer to fire former coach Quin Snyder -- but the message delivered on Alden's behalf was far more specific than previously acknowledged by the embattled administrator...
Tigers' misery ends
DALLAS -- Jamel White made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1 minute, 15 seconds left and followed that with a key rebound to lift Nebraska to a 71-64 victory over Missouri in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night. The Cornhuskers (18-12) blew a 12-point lead in the second half, but White's 3-pointer from the right wing broke a 64-64 tie. When Thomas Gardner missed a 3-pointer at the other end, White grabbed the rebound and Missouri didn't score again...
Well below the Norm
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After 32 years and 634 wins as Missouri basketball coach, Norm Stewart has earned the right to speak his mind. Right now, he doesn't like what he sees. "People in Missouri took a great deal of pride" in the program, said Tuesday. "It became part of the way of life. Now, I see that deteriorating."...
Tigers nip NU with help from coach's son
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- If Melvin Watkins coached his last game Sunday at Mizzou Arena, he got one fine farewell gift from his son Marcus, a reserve guard. Behind 11 second-half points from Watkins, a season and career high, the Tigers fought back from an 11-point deficit with under five minutes remaining to defeat Nebraska 64-63...
Chancellor's notes: Snyder's resignation was topic last year
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder was first encouraged by athletics director Mike Alden to consider a midseason resignation more than a year ago, according to notes from Chancellor Brady Deaton's recently concluded internal investigation...
Tigers suffer 85-78 loss to 3-point crazy Iowa St.
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State attempted a school-record 32 3-pointers and hit just enough of them to end its home schedule on a high note. Will Blalock led six Cyclones in double figures with 20 points as Iowa State beat Missouri 85-78 Tuesday, its seventh straight home win over the Tigers...
Curator supplements Alden's salary
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has financed a $50,000 annual supplement for athletic director Mike Alden's $225,000 annual base salary, according to a newspaper report. Don Walsworth, president and chief executive officer of Walsworth Publishing Co. of Marceline, has made the contribution each year since 2003, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported in its Sunday editions...
Tigers upset by Jayhawks
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Erica Hallman had a career high 29 points and added eight assists and five rebounds as Kansas kept hope alive for a WNIT bid with an 81-71 come-from-behind overtime victory on Saturday. The Jayhawks (16-10, 5-10) looked as if they were going to win the game in regulation when Kaylee Brown hit two free throws with 19 seconds left to put the Jayhawks ahead 64-61. But Carlynn Savant was fouled as she tried a 3-pointer and hit all three free throws to send it into overtime...
Booster says he threatened to remove name
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The independent inquiry into former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder's disputed resignation was immediately preceded by a prominent booster's request that his family's name be removed from the team's practice gym unless the university launched a further investigation...
MU aids Aggies' bid for tourney
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Dominique Kirk scored eight points during the final 9:51 of the game Tuesday night, helping Texas A&M overcome a 10-point deficit and beat Missouri 54-51 -- a win that gives a boost to the Aggies' NCAA tournament hopes. Kirk, averaging 6.7 points per game, had just three points before leading a comeback that may have salvaged the Aggies' season. Missouri (11-13, 4-9 Big 12) led 47-37 with 11:34 to play but scored just four points the rest of the way...
Floyd orders new probe
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Controversy swirling around the Missouri basketball program escalated further Monday when university president Dr. Elson Floyd ordered an independent investigation into the resignation of coach Quin Snyder. Conducting the probe will be Kansas City lawyer Jean Paul Bradshaw, the former U.S. Attorney for the western district of Missouri, and Dalton Wright, publisher of the Lebanon (Mo.) Daily Record...
Tigers no match for Kansas in 79-46 loss
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Kansas-Missouri rivalry has a history of intense, closely contested games. This wasn't one of those games. It was a rout from start to finish. No. 22 Kansas bolted to a 16-2 lead in the first half and Missouri missed 17 straight shots in the second half...
Chancellor supports MU's AD
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia said Thursday that he has confidence in Athletic Director Mike Alden, but that the athletic department needs to improve its communications process. Chancellor Brady Deaton released his statement Thursday after a review of the events surrounding Quin Snyder's surprising resignation as basketball coach last week...
MU officials startled by resignation
Missouri's chancellor and a member of the Board of Curators have joined the school president in expressing surprise about the timing of basketball coach Quin Snyder's resignation. Snyder, in his first public comments since stepping down last week, said Tuesday night that he quit after a member of the athletic department dispatched by athletic director Mike Alden told him his contract would be terminated after the season and that all of the school's top administrators were in agreement...
Snyder told his days were few
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In his long-delayed farewell address Tuesday, Quin Snyder said he stepped down as Missouri's basketball coach after a university official sent by athletic director Mike Alden told him the entire administration had agreed to terminate his contract after this season...
Heat builds on Mizzou's AD
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The sign in the window of Harpo's downtown sports bar Monday morning still hailed that night's usual gig: a live, syndicated radio call-in show hosted by now-ex Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder. Snyder's show, of course, is history. And as far as Harpo's owner Dennis Harper is concerned, so is the radio broadcast that immediately precedes it -- The Mike Alden Show...
Watkins provides Tigers with veteran leadership during a tumultuous time
Missouri's fill-in basketball coach has more head-coaching experience than Quin Snyder, the man he's replacing. Melvin Watkins, who joined the school as associate head coach in 2004, led Charlotte to two straight NCAA tournament appearances in the mid-1990s. That success led to Texas A&M, where he concluded an unsuccessful six-season run with his resignation...
Tigers players speak; Snyder remains silent
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri players are adamant: Quin Snyder did not bail out on them. "I know he didn't quit," point guard Jason Horton said Sunday. "I know he's not that type of person. I know that." Snyder's resignation was made official Sunday morning and the Tigers played their first game without him later that day, beating Kansas State 74-71 to end a six-game losing streak. Snyder still hasn't talked publicly about his departure after nearly seven seasons at the school...
MU wins matchup of interim coaches with Kansas State
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri players were thinking about Quin Snyder in their first game without their former coach. Marshall Brown led a balanced attack with 18 points Sunday as Missouri beat Kansas State 74-71 to end a six-game losing streak two days after Snyder resigned. Jimmy McKinney added 16 points and Kevin Young 14 for the Tigers (11-11, 4-7)...
Snyder steps down at MU
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- One day after saying he planned to finish the season, Missouri coach Quin Snyder resigned Friday, ending a seven-year stint that began with high hopes but ended in disappointment. Men's basketball sports information director Dave Reiter said Snyder announced the move to his team about 2 p.m. CST, before practice...
MU's Snyder intends to finish season
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Embattled Missouri coach Quin Snyder said Thursday he has not been asked to resign, and has no intention of doing so. "It hasn't been suggested to me," Snyder said. "There's been plenty of times that option could have come up. I'm coaching my team, so I'm going to keep doing that until someone tells me not to, keep working as hard as I can."...
Sanctioned Bears maul MU 90-64
WACO, Texas -- Curtis Jerrells took advantage of his opportunities. And that led to another Baylor victory. The freshman guard scored a career-high 28 points, hitting five-of-six 3-pointers, to lead Baylor to a 90-64 win over Missouri on Tuesday. "When you knock down a few of them, you get confident," said Jerrells, who went 11-of-14 from the field. "Once you see another opportunity, you just take it."...
Tigers fail to complete comeback vs. Tech, drop fifth straight
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Even though Texas Tech won by 18 points, Bob Knight wants to see his team finish off opponents and not squander leads the way the Red Raiders did Saturday. Tech never trailed and led by as much as 21 before Missouri used a 15-2 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Jimmy McKinney, to pull within 59-51 with 5:08 remaining...
Taming the Tigers, Gardner
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Since his 40-point performance against Kansas last month, Missouri's Thomas Gardner is learning the frustration of being the guy everybody wants to stop. The open looks have been hard to come by since Gardner starred in Missouri's overtime upset of the Jayhawks on Jan. 16, and the Tigers have struggled along with him...
Tucker plays big role in Longhorns' victory
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- P.J. Tucker's big second half helped No. 7 Texas overcome off games from its other top scorers. Tucker scored 18 of his 20 points after the break and added 11 rebounds in a 66-53 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night. Many of the points came after the 6-foot-5 Tucker moved from the perimeter to inside...
Missouri falls below .500 in conference after Nebraska dominates
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's Jamel White couldn't have picked a better time to have a breakout game. The Cornhuskers came into Saturday's matchup with Missouri reeling after losing three straight Big 12 conference games by double-digit margins. And starting guard Joe McCray was suspended indefinitely on Friday by coach Barry Collier...
Imposter act exposed
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two games ago, Missouri looked like the surprise success story of the Big 12. Now, again, the Tigers are reeling. Coach Quin Snyder's unpredictable team may have hit rock bottom in a 24-point loss at home to Iowa State on Wednesday night. The 82-58 whipping was the school's most lopsided setback at home since a 99-70 loss to Kansas State in 1960-61 -- six years before Norm Stewart began his legendary 32-year run...
Wildcats get physical in win against Tigers
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- David Hoskins broke out of his scoring slump by working on everything but his shooting. "I just needed to play harder and let everything fall into place," the sophomore guard said after scoring 18 points in Kansas State's 79-64 victory over Missouri on Saturday night. "The way we play the game, how hard you play determines how many points you score."...
Mizzou rallies, gets rival Kansas in OT
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An emotional, come-from-behind win over archrival Kansas couldn't have come at a better time for Quin Snyder. Thomas Gardner scored a career-best 40 points Monday, hit the 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime and made the free throws that put Missouri ahead for good in an 89-86 win...
Copeland's 3-pointer lifts Colorado past Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Richard Roby hit most of Colorado's big shots before Chris Copeland hit the biggest. Roby scored a career-best 33 points and Copeland hit the last of the Buffaloes' season-high 13 3-pointers with two-tenths of a second to go in a 74-71 victory at Missouri on Saturday night...
Missouri wins Big 12 opener
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- This is Jimmy McKinney's final Big 12 season, and against Oklahoma State he played as if there were no tomorrow. The often erratic senior guard had a career-best 23 points and Thomas Gardner also had 23, both getting big baskets in the closing minutes of Missouri's 69-61 victory over Oklahoma State in a conference opener on Saturday night...
MU collects 7th straight home victory
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It wasn't pretty, but Missouri finally got a blowout. Despite committing 22 turnovers, the Tigers beat Louisiana-Monroe 73-44 on Monday night, Missouri's biggest margin of the season and seventh-straight win at home. Thomas Gardner, the Big 12's leading scorer, led the Tigers with 18 points. Kevin Young finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Leo Lyons scored a career-high 12 points and Marshall Brown added 10...
Missouri doesn't get its wish, but it gets win vs. EIU
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It wasn't quite the rout Jimmy McKinney had hoped for, but it was a win nonetheless. One week after Missouri was crushed by No. 6 Illinois, the Tigers bounced back Wednesday night to beat Eastern Illinois 68-56. "A win is a win, but it would definitely be nice to beat a team by 20 or 30," McKinney said. "Somehow they just kept getting it down, and I was mad, too, because I wanted to beat them by more than 20 just to get that confidence and that spirit back."...
Struggling McKinney hits late shots for Tigers
COLUMBIA, Mo -- The shots hadn't been falling Sunday for Missouri's Jimmy McKinney, but coach Quin Snyder still had confidence in his senior guard. That patience paid off and McKinney hit jumpers on back-to-back possessions with less than five minutes left to help Missouri defeat Furman 72-63...
M-I-Z … Where-are-U?
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri men's basketball yearbook pulls no rhetorical punches in describing the nearly new Mizzou Arena, calling it the nation's "No. 1 on-campus arena" and a "home court unrivaled in college basketball." But after sputtering through a disappointing 16-17 season last year and struggling in the early season this year, Tiger fans are staying away from the hoops palace in droves...
McKinney's tip-in for Missouri sinks Islanders
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A little scrap and a little luck helped Missouri get back on track. Jimmy McKinney tipped in a shot with 7.4 seconds left to lift Missouri (3-3) past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 82-81 on Saturday. McKinney's shot was the Tigers' third field goal attempt on the possession, preceded by an unsuccessful jumper by him and Thomas Gardner's attempt at a tip-in...
MU falls short in Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Missouri had made 3-pointer after 3-pointer during a second-half rally -- and now, needing one more to tie in the final seconds, the Tigers' Marcus Watkins was open on the right wing. "I saw a bunch of them that I didn't think were going in that went in," Arkansas coach Stan Heath said. "And then I saw that one -- I thought that was going in, and fortunately it didn't."...
MU starts slowly in win over UMKC
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The first meeting between Missouri and the Missouri-Kansas City wasn't pretty Tuesday, as the Tigers came away with a 60-42 win over the Mid-Continent Conference school. Thomas Gardner led the Tigers (2-1) with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a game in which neither team made it to double figures until more than 12 minutes had elapsed...
Gardner changes shoes, MU's luck in 81-72 win over Northwestern St.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Thomas Gardner changed his shoes and Kevin Young changed his attitude, and Missouri recovered from a dismal first half Sunday to beat Northwestern State 81-72. With the win, the Tigers (1-1) avoided losing two straight home games to open the season for the first time since the 1960-1961 season. It also would have been Missouri's second straight loss to a Southland Conference opponent...
Sam Houston shoots down MU in opener
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ryan Bright picked the perfect time to have a career night. The Sam Houston State sophomore made a pair of crucial 3-pointers late in the second half and finished with 28 points Monday night as Bearkats beat Missouri 80-77 in the opening round of the Preseason NIT...
Snyder faces a must-win season at MU
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- By now, Quin Snyder is used to coaching for his job. More than ever, that's the case for the man who replaced Norm Stewart but to this point has been known more for a recruiting scandal and diminishing returns on the court. Coming off a 16-17 season capped by a first-round NIT loss, Snyder has three years to go on his contract but knows it could be NCAA or bust now...
Tigers roll past Missouri Southern 87-61
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Thomas Gardner had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Marshall Brown added 19 points and nine rebounds Tuesday as Missouri beat Division II Missouri Southern 87-61. The Tigers finished exhibition play 2-0 and will begin the regular season Monday against Sam Houston State in the Preseason NIT...