Tougher competition for Missouri baseball in SEC

Sunday, February 3, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:22 a.m. CST, Monday, February 4, 2013

COLUMBIA — Missouri is learning the hard way that the Southeastern Conference offers different challenges than the Big 12 did. The Tigers football team failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 2004, posting a 5-7 record in the conference that has produced the last eight national champions. The men’s basketball team has yet to win a road game in conference play.