Missouri coach Frank Haith stays an educator and will use the Tigers' No. 2 ranking as chance to teach his team how to handle praise.
"We don't have success if we don't have Ricardo's play," Tigers coach Frank Haith said.
Flynn, a sophomore from Troy doesn't see much playing time but is always trying to encourage her teammates.
After averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds in wins over Texas A&M and Baylor, Ricardo Ratliffe was named the Lute Olson National Basketball Player of the Week.
The No. 5 ranking is the highest the Tigers, the defending Big 12 champions, have ever received in the preseason poll.
The Tigers (18-1, 5-1 Big 12), previously ranked No. 5, passed Syracuse, Baylor and Duke, who all lost this week.
The senior forward led the Tigers with 27 points in the team's 89-88 win over Baylor.
The last time the Tigers were No. 2 was week 4 of 2001. That 2001-2002 team went on to lose in the second round of the NCAA tournament and finished the season unranked.
No. 5 Missouri defeated No. 3 Baylor on Saturday in Waco, Texas, to gain sole possession of second place in the Big 12 Conference standings behind Kansas.
No. 5 Missouri defeated No. 3 Baylor to improve to 18-1 on the season and 5-1 in conference play. Senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe led the Tigers with 27 points, and sophomore Phil Pressey added 18 points, seven assists and six steals.
The Tigers defeated the Bears by a score of 89-88 in Waco, Texas. The win moves Missouri to 18-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Missouri's Bailey Gee and Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias were best friends in high school, and they played against one another Saturday.
The women of Oklahoma State basketball team don't want any to be reminded of the coaches they lost in a November plane crash. They just want to do what they do best — play basketball.
Missouri women's basketball lost to Oklahoma State 62-58 Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Christine Flores led Missouri with 20 points.
No. 5 Missouri handed No. 3 Baylor its second consecutive loss in Big 12 Conference play with a 89-88 victory Saturday in Waco, Texas.
Ricardo Ratliffe, a senior forward for the Missouri men's basketball team, is No. 1 in the nation with a 77.4 field goal percentage, but he's continuing to improve both mental and physical aspects of his game.
The No. 5 ranked Tigers are preparing for their matchup against No. 3 Baylor the same way as any other game, but some aspects of the game are beyond their control.
The Baylor men's basketball team, which hosts No. 5 Missouri on Saturday, is 17-1 and ranked No. 3 in this week's rankings.
The Missouri women's basketball team led for a while in the first half but faded fast in a 78-52 loss to No. 14 Texas A&M on Wednesday in College Station, Texas.
Missouri’s Frank Haith is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches taking part in the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge, which includes a $100,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Area if Haith wins.