From the Associated Press basketball poll
This week: Unranked Last week: Unranked
Missouri (22-9, 11-7 in Southeastern Conference) easily defeated Mike Anderson and the Arkansas Razorbacks 93-63 on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena but once again struggled on the road, this time losing in the final seconds to Tennessee 64-62 on Saturday. Laurence Bowers played well in both games, pairing 24 points and 11 rebounds on his Senior Night against the Razorbacks, and 20 points and five rebounds in his final regular season game against the Volunteers.
Florida (No. 13) remains the only ranked team in the SEC but dropped two spots after losing to Kentucky. Kansas (last week No. 4) was knocked out of the top five after losing to Baylor, while Saint Louis University remains ranked at No. 16. Gonzaga, Duke, Indiana, Louisville and Georgetown round out the top five. Missouri did not receive a single vote in this week's poll.
This week ahead: The SEC Tournament begins Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., but the sixth seeded Tigers will have a bye in the first round. They will play whoever wins the Texas A&M vs. Auburn game Wednesday night. Missouri has played each team once, beating Auburn at home 91-77 but losing to Texas A&M on the road 70-68. If the Tigers win their first game, they will play Ole Miss on Friday. The semifinals are Saturday, and the finals are Sunday. The games are single elimination.
On Sunday, Missouri will also find out what seed and what region it will be playing in for the NCAA Tournament.
Highest Ranking: No. 7, on Dec. 24 Lowest Ranking: Unranked, on Feb. 11
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