The Missouri men's basketball team surived an impressive effort from Iowa State, beating the Cyclones 78-72 Wednesday night in its final game this season at Mizzou Arena.
Jarrett Sutton, who has been with the team for four years, is one of Missouri's eight seniors recognized before Wednesday's win over Iowa State.
The senior night festivities continued after Missouri's 78-72 victory over Iowa State when Senior Steve Moore began the postgame speeches the Tiger seniors gave to show their appreciation for their families, the coaching staff and the fans.
Eight seniors players will be recognized at Missouri men's basketball game at 7 p.m. tonight against Iowa State at Mizzou Arena. With 102 wins, they are the winningest class in Missouri history. The game will show on the Big 12 Network.
Nicknamed "Big Steve," Steve Moore emerged this season as a key contributor on the court. A Kansas City native, Moore chose Missouri so he could play close to home.
The No. 1 junior college prospect from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Fla., Ricardo Ratliffe transferred to Missouri in 2010. He leads the nation in field-goal shooting percentage, currently 71.2 percent.
A Kansas City native, Jarrett Sutton walked on to the basketball team his sophomore year after being cut as a freshman. He received a scholarship his junior year. This season he is playing as a graduate student.
Andy Rosburg walked on to the team this season as a senior. His younger brother, Ryan Rosburg, is a senior at Marquette High School and has committed to play at Missouri next season.
A two-sport athlete, Andrew Jones joined the basketball team in December. Jones played tight-end for the Missouri football team all four years of his college career.
Older brother of sophomore guard Phil Pressey, Matt Pressey began his career at Missouri in 2010 as a junior college transfer after playing two years at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. He has started every game this season.
A senior captain, Kim English read Rudyard Kipling's "If" before every game and has been vital to the Tigers success, shooting nearly 50 percent from the field this season. Earlier this year against Texas, English became the first Missouri player since 2003 to play 40 minutes in a game.
Marcus Denmon, a senior captain, ranks ninth in team history for individual career points, with a career 1,683 points. Last summer Denmon played on Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
The Missouri women's basketball team lost 75-62 in its last home game at Mizzou Arena. BreAnna Brock had 24 points and 16 rebounds, but Christine Flores scored only one point and was 0-13 in shot attempts.
Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith says the Tigers' seniors, especially Kim English, have helped define the way the team carries itself.
The Cyclones are finding success this season using four transfers. Meanwhile, Missouri coach Frank Haith has four transfers lined up to play for the Tigers next season.
Missouri also is waiving any claim to money earned from the television contract the Big 12 has with Fox Sports.
All-American pitcher Chelsea Thomas and freshman first baseman Kelsea Roth earned the awards after their performances at the Cathedral City Classic over the weekend.
Missouri assistant men's basketball coach Ernie Nestor has been coaching since 1976, including two stints as a head coach.
The Missouri men's basketball team dropped four spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press poll on Monday. The Tigers are No. 8 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.
On Saturday, Liene Priede made a 3-point basket with less than five seconds left in regulation against Kansas State to send the game to overtime. Tigers coach Robin Pingeton said it's about time Priede's extra work paid off.