After a quiet first year last season and an underwhelming first half against Southern Illinois last week, Missouri center Ryan Rosburg responded to a challenge from his coach and teammates to step up his play. The second year player finished the game strong with nine rebounds.
Despite a sluggish first-half performance, Missouri held Southeast Missouri State to one 2-pointer in the first seven minutes of the second half and forced 21 turnovers over the course of the game to claim a 62-57 victory Thursday night.
Born and raised in Mercer, Sierra Michaelis broke multiple records on her way to becoming 2013 Miss Show-Me Basketball. Now, Missouri's freshman guard must transition from high school basketball to Division I competition.
Missouri forward Tony Criswell performed well in his first game back after a suspension. His teammates praised his performance after the game.
Four players scored in double digits as the Missouri women's basketball team beat Evansville 78-43 at Mizzou Arena on Thursday night.
The Missouri basketball team heads to the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Saturday to take on Hawaii. The last time the Tigers played there was in March 2012 when they defeated Baylor to claim the Big 12 Championship.
In the first two games of the season, the Missouri women's basketball team's bench has outscored its opponent's benches 51-20. Coach Robin Pingeton isn't surprised.
Jakeenan Gant signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play basketball at Missouri.
Interim coach Tim Fuller trusted Jordan Clarkson, Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown in Missouri's 72-59 win over Southern Illinois on Tuesday.
Team defense led the Missouri women's basketball team to victory in its home opener against SIU-Edwardsville. Highlighted by Morgan Stock's three-point shooting, the bench scored 31 of the team's 59 points.
Missouri almost shot as well from behind the arc (52%) than it did from the foul line (56%) in an 89-53 win over Louisiana State on Friday night.
Last year, Missouri's 17 wins marked its highest total since the 2006-07 season. One year later, Missouri features one of the Southeastern Conference's younger teams. Fourth-year coach Robin Pingeton expects her team to show signs of their youth early in Friday's competition.
College basketball rule changes were put in this season after scoring in Division I dropped to 67.5 points per game in 2012-13, the lowest since 1951-52 — long before the shot clock and 3-point shot were added — and the fourth straight season it had decreased.
Missouri coach Frank Haith named Tim Fuller interim head coach Wednesday, effective for Friday night’s season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. Fuller will lead the Tigers while Haith serves the five-game suspension he received from the NCAA on Oct. 20.
Missouri coach Frank Haith announced Wednesday that senior forward Tony Criswell is suspended for Friday’s opener against Southeastern Louisiana for a “violation of team rules.”
Missouri won 79-53 against the Quincy Hawks in Tuesday's exhibition women's basketball game.
On Friday night, Missouri defeated the University of Central Missouri 92-79, a team coached by former Missouri player and coach Kim Anderson.
The 1993-1994 Big 8 championship team, led by legendary coach Norm Stewart, was honored before the game. The Tigers won 73-48.
Missouri men's basketball guard Jordan Clarkson was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Tuesday. The award honors the nation's top point guard.
The Missouri basketball coach's penalty is the most recent in a series of NCAA suspensions of men's basketball coaches for "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance."