Lorenzo Williams and others intend to prove themselves on the Tigers' upcoming Pro Day.
Rebounding proved to be essential, as the MU women were outrebounded 48-28 in a 58-54 loss to Iowa State. A win would have given the Tigers their first back-to-back wins since December.
The Missouri men's basketball team allowed the ninth-best 3-point shooting team in the Big 12 conference to make 14 attempts.
Leo Lyons scores career-high in points and rebounds.
The Missouri women finish up the home portion of the schedule with a date against Iowa State, just three days after their first win since early January.
The Cowboys have won games against three of the top-five teams in the Big 12.
Forward Justin Safford finds a place, and a musical pursuit, in his first year as a Tiger.
Former Tiger Ron Jones has trained his daughter Shakara, a freshman starter for the Missouri basketball team, since she was in the third grade.
Nobody thought it would be this long until the Tigers had that winning feeling again.
But for a season-high 2,704 fans who came out to see the Missouri women’s basketball team beat Kansas 62-59 on Sunday, in the latest installment of the Border Showdown at Mizzou Arena, the victory was more than welcome. Before the Tigers’ victory Sunday, their last win came on Jan. 12, when Tigers beat Texas Tech 68-59.
The most recent example of the importance of the MU men's basketball team's bench came Saturday when non-starters scored 32 of Missouri’s 60 points in its victory against Colorado.
A game decided in the final 30 seconds is supposed to be exciting. But Saturday’s game at Mizzou Arena didn’t feel like a closely contested game until about two minutes to play. Before that, Tigers' 60-53 victory over Colorado felt more like a badminton match or a golf tournament.
DeMarre Carroll played 25 minutes Saturday in Missouri’s 60-53 win over Colorado and scored his first and only basket with 3:25 left. Needless to say, his ankle is still hurting him.
The Missouri women's basketball team is last in the Big 12 Conference in free-throw shooting percentage this season at 62.7 percent, and opponents have 91 more attempts and have made 111 more free throws than the Tigers.
MU junior guard Alyssa Hollins added another line to her resume on Thursday when she put in four 3-pointers in a loss at Nebraska to break the Missouri single-season 3-point record and the school’s career record.
Missouri doesn’t have a huge size advantage over the Buffaloes, but Colorado lacks a dominant low-post player like Nebraska’s Aleks Maric or Kansas State’s Michael Beasley.
The Missouri women’s basketball team heads to Lincoln determined to break a nine-game losing streak, and will have to avoid another collapse against the Huskers.
Missouri hasn’t been to the postseason since losing to DePaul in the first round of the NIT in 2005, but college basketball analysts believe the Tigers could end that streak this season.