The Tigers played their first game Sunday without suspended seniors Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman, who were arrested early Friday and charged with third-degree assault.
The Tigers leading scorers, Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson, were arrested by Columbia police on suspicion of third-degree assault early Friday morning.
Mark Dressler, a former Missouri basketball player, has taught his three children to play and love the sport of basketball. His oldest two children play in college, and his youngest plays for Rock Bridge.
Amanda Hanneman and Jessra Johnson have been “suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team policy," according to Kate Lakin, assistant director of media relations for the team.
The Missouri men's basketball team is 4-0 at home where it sets its trademark fast, defensive tempo. But away from Mizzou Arena, the Tigers have been lulled into a slower, less successful pace.
The Missouri reserves outscored the entire Texas-Pan American team in the Tigers' 83-34 victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena. Bailey Gee and Christine Flores led the team with 14 points apiece, pushing the Tigers' record to 6-2.
After being plagued by injuries throughout her Missouri career, senior Amanda Hanneman is finally healthy and leads the Tigers this season with 25 3-pointers.
Marcus Denmon missed a free throw with less than 10 seconds to go, and the Missouri men's basketball team saw a one-point lead turn into a 60-59 loss to Oral Roberts on Wednesday night in Tulsa, Okla.
Jessra Johnson was the lone bright spot in the Missouri women's basketball team's 52-46 victory over Bradley Tuesday night on the road. In a game where the Tigers shot just 27 percent, Johnson became the 27th player at Missouri to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
Missouri accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl, which had the last choice in the Big 12 bowl selection hierarchy. At Missouri's official bowl announcement Sunday evening, coach Gary Pinkel addressed the league's bowl selection system, but only after being asked about it.
Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, a Texas native, has heard good things about Reliant Stadium, the home of the NFL's Houston Texans, but he has never been to the facility. He will get his first visit when the Tigers play Navy on Dec. 31 in the Texas Bowl.
The Tigers won 106-69 against the Ducks.
The junior led a 11-0 run that was influential in the Tigers' 66-55 win Saturday against Ball State at Mizzou Arena.
When the shots weren't falling, it was the defensive intensity and hustle plays that led Missouri to a 66-55 victory over Ball State on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
The junior shooting guard, despite being just 5 feet, 8 inches tall, leads the Tigers in rebounds this season.
The Missouri men's basketball team, which lost consecutive games for the first time since the 2007-08 season Wednesday night to drop to 4-2, has been outrebounded in three of its six games.