After its fourth straight loss Friday to LSU, the Missouri women's basketball team is heading to Auburn on Sunday seeking to bring its record to .500.
Yet again, Missouri lost a Southeastern Conference road game in heartbreaking fashion, falling 9o-83 to the Wildcats in overtime Saturday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.
The Tigers lost 78-74 to LSU on Friday at Mizzou Arena. LSU scored 29 points off turnovers.
Tigers coach Frank Haith said guard Phil Pressey's leadership was crucial to Missouri's upset of No. 5 Florida on Tuesday and will be needed to help close out the season with success.
Missouri senior center Liz Smith was outsized by her defenders in Missouri's game against LSU, but she managed to score 15 points through quick maneuvers under the net, helping send the game to overtime. LSU asserted its physical advantage in the overtime period and Missouri lost its fourth straight game since upsetting No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3.
With a big win against Tennessee on Feb. 3, the Missouri's women basketball team pulled itself within one win of postseason eligibility. But the Tigers' offense has struggled in three straight losses since, and the players aren't sure how to fix the problem going into the team's final four games.
Sports attorney Dan Fitzgerald spoke to the Missourian by phone Thursday to help clarify NCAA allegations against Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith.
A former NCAA compliance officer said the NCAA has accused Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith of looking the other way while his assistants were violating NCAA rules.
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The NCAA ended its investigation of the University of Miami athletics department, where Frank Haith coached before he came to Missouri.
After trailing for much of the game, the Missouri men's basketball team came back strong in the last minutes of the game for a 63-60 victory over No. 5 Florida to protect its undefeated mark at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri point guard Phil Pressey has been having difficulty playing well in late-game situations, a problem that surfaced this season. Just take a look at the final moments of the Arkansas game Saturday.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Monday in a teleconference that, after an external review, the association would move forward with its investigation surrounding the University of Miami.
Missouri only received four votes in this week's poll.
The Missouri women's basketball team continued to struggle with the long range in its road game at Arkansas on Sunday. The Tigers shot 2-for-16 from behind the arc in a 61-40 loss to the Razorbacks.
The Tigers are dealing with emotional highs and lows after beating No. 9 Tennessee and then losing to Mississippi State seven days later.
Last-minute mistakes doomed Missouri to a 73-71 loss against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.
Tigers guard Keion Bell's performance was inconsistent early in the season — sometimes scoring 20, sometimes not scoring at all. But it appears Bell has found his stride in Southeastern Conference play.
The Tigers shot just 4-for-27 behind the arc Thursday at Vanderbilt, resulting in a 62-46 loss. Senior guard Sydney Crafton led the Tigers with 20 points in the loss.
The Tigers won 78-36 on Wednesday at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were shorthanded with only six scholarship players eligible for the game.