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Missouri basketball players choose sides

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
UM System President Gary Forsee, left, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, center, choose squads for Friday’s Black & Gold basketball game as coach Mike Anderson looks at the draft board. Forsee, who won the pre-draft coin flip, chose
J.T. Tiller with the first pick.

COLUMBIA — UM System President Gary Forsee and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon picked teams Tuesday for Friday's Black & Gold men's basketball scrimmage. This season's Black & Gold men's basketball game is set for  8 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 or free for Mizzou students with an ID. The team will receive their Big 12 Championship rings before the game.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks with MU players before heading to the draft. Nixon took Zaire Taylor with the second pick and Kim English with the third pick.

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