Junior guard Juanita Robinson is entering her first year with the Tigers after transferring from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
Freshman Namon Wright has a career day offensively with 21 points on 7-7 shooting.
Missouri's defense did not live up to coach Kim Anderson's standards Tuesday and allowed Purdue to shoot 43 free throws in the 82-61 loss.
Missouri (2-3) had no answer for Purdue's physical, aggressive defense in the first half while falling into a big hole. The Tigers played better over the game's final 10 minutes, but had no chance of finishing off the comeback from a deficit that climbed to 34 points in the second half.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.
Purdue, Missouri now set to meet in Maui consolation semifinal.
Through three games, redshirt senior Keith Shamburger has been a rock for Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson.
How much do you know about Missouri's potential opponents in the Maui Invitational Tournament? Not as much as you will after you read this.
It's hard to beat a team when one of its players scores 29 points. But Missouri's complete team effort overwhelmed the highlight reel play of Oral Roberts' star.
Missouri takes on Oral Roberts on Wednesday night. Missouri coach Kim Anderson and Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton are two very similar coaches with a long history.
Bree Fowler's two 3-pointers and hustle helped Missouri to an 88-42 win over Southeast Missouri State on Monday night.
The Tigers emerged from opening weekend with a 1-1 record and head coach Kim Anderson with confidence in his freshman reserve forward.
Kim Anderson earned his first career victory as a Division I coach, even if it wasn't pretty.
The most famous man from Sedalia had support from home during a disappointing start to his Missouri men's basketball head coaching career.
After suffering its first season-opening loss in nine years, Missouri has less than 48 hours to learn from its mistakes and prepare for its game tomorrow against Valparaiso.
The Missouri women's basketball team posted an 89-52 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday. After struggles in both of the team's exhibition games, the decisive win was a relief for the Tigers.
The Tigers' loss to the Kangaroos portends a difficult first season for coach Kim Anderson.
Missouri's regular season home opener didn't go like it was supposed to. On Kim Anderson's debut as head coach, Missouri lost to UMKC for the first time in school history.
Missouri freshman Jakeenan Gant is being withheld from the Tigers opening game against University of Missouri-Kansas City because of a review regarding his eligibility.
The Missouri basketball team has five freshmen who could see playing time this season. The one with the highest ceiling appears to be late arrival Montaque Gill-Caesar.