The No. 5 Tigers have played their best basketball at the Sprint Center, winning each of their three games there by at least 18 points.
Mini-Mizzou, the Missouri men's basketball team's pep band, has a close relationship with the Tigers, especially seniors Steve Moore and Jarrett Sutton.
Missouri lost 70-59 to No. 2-seeded Oklahoma on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. Senior Christine Flores led the Tigers with 18 points.
Baylor sophomore Perry Jones III made all eight of his shots in the first half Thursday and wound up with a career-best 31 points while leading the hot-shooting Bears to a victory over the Kansas State Wildcats.
Elijah Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points Thursday, helping Kansas to an 83-66 rout of Texas A&M.
A 88-70 victory over the Cowboys was Missouri's first win in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament since 2009, when the Tigers won the tournament.
The Tigers nearly blew a 22-point lead but held on for a 72-68 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Kansas City.
The Missouri men's basketball team is focusing on fundamentals as it heads into postseason play. Tigers head coach Frank Haith said he thinks their guard-heavy lineup will be a benefit in tournament play.
The NCAA selection committee chairman all but handed out the first two No. 1 seeds to Kentucky and Syracuse, but the last two spots are up for grabs. Kansas and Missouri are in the mix with Duke, North Carolin, Ohio State and Michigan State.
In 1939, the same year the NCAA tournament started, a group called the Helms Athletic Foundation retroactively named Kansas the national champion for 1922 and 1923. But Missouri was named the 1922 national champion by a different retroactive poll conducted in 1993.
People are starting to notice Missouri transfer Keion Bell's musical talent. His rap song "Welcome to the Zou" was played at Missouri's final home game of the season, and he recently released a mix tape on Twitter.
The weather was fine, but Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said there were more players than he was comfortable with sitting out of Tuesday's workout at Memorial Stadium.
Freshman Brett Graves got the win in his first collegiate start, and the Tigers won their third straight game, beating Nebraska-Omaha 14-4.
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The senior guard was also named as a second team All-American by Sporting News.
Christine Flores, a senior on the Missouri women's basketball team, has learned valuable lessons from coach Robin Pingeton that extends beyond basketball.
The Associated Press named the Tigers' Frank Haith its Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year on Monday.
The Tigers moved up two spots to No. 5 in the AP rankings and three spots to No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. Kentucky, Syracuse and Kansas hold the top three spots in both polls.
Haith led the Missouri men's basketball team to a 27-4 regular season tally.
Missouri lost to Oklahoma State in both games of the regular season, including a 68-47 loss on Saturday. And three Missouri players were recognized on Big 12 teams.