Marcus Denmon's first-half steal and dunk against Oklahoma sent the crowd into a frenzy, but steals won't come quite as easily as they once have now that Missouri has entered conference play.
The Tigers are about to find out just how good they really are with a visit Wednesday to Waco, Texas, to play No. 1-ranked Baylor in their first road game since Nov. 16.
Kadeem Green, a 6-foot-8 forward from Toronto, was used sparingly by Missouri coach Frank Haith, especially in the Tigers' (13-0) most competitive games.
The Tigers improve to 14-0 with the victory in their Big 12 Conference opener Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
The Missouri men's basketball team moved up two spots in the rankings this week and will start Big 12 Conference play Tuesday.
The Missouri women's basketball team played in front of a crowd of 1,875 in its 66-48 victory over Sam Houston State. The Tigers are now 10-1 on the season.
Missouri (13-0) defeated Old Dominion (6-7) 75-68.
Heading into its game Friday at Old Dominion, No. 8 Missouri is 12-0 for the first time since 1982.
While the Tigers player are finding success on the basketball court, many have already achieved great success as students.
The Tigers face some uncertainty in their nonconference schedule, but an Oct. 13 showdown with Alabama in Columbia is sure to please.
Along with the date, ticket sales and availability are also considered in determining when Homecoming will be. The Tigers will face the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky.
Missouri will host Georgia in its SEC opener on Sept. 8.
While an 8-5 record might be disappointing to some, the obstacles Missouri overcame to get there are just as important.
The Tigers, 12-0 for the first time since opening the 1981-82 season 19-0, stay at No. 8 in this week's USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll.
Between a day-after-Christmas game day and a very rainy afternoon in Shreveport, La., attendance was low at the Independence Bowl.
At the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., on Monday, the Missouri Tigers scored 31 straight points in the first half to build what turned out to be an insurmountable advantage. Missouri beat North Carolina, 41-24.
When North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones went to make a catch late in the first half, what followed was the most entertaining drop of the day, not including Truman the Tiger’s trophy mishap before the game.
The Tigers racked up 337 rushing yards against North Carolina, and the Missouri defense allowed just 36 rushing yards on the way to a 41-24 Independence Bowl victory.
Fans at the Shiloh Bar and Grill in downtown Columbia cheered the Missouri Tigers, who were playing the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Missouri won the game, 41-24.
The Missouri offense scored on its first five possessions Monday at the Independence Bowl and claimed a 31-10 first half lead.