Friday's 72-49 loss to Florida was the end for Missouri's NCAA Tournament hopes. The Tigers wait for Selection Sunday to see their fate, most likely that they will participate in the National Invitation Tournament.
The Tigers' early exit from the SEC tournament probably means Missouri is an NIT team. It could be their first absence from the Big Dance since 2008.
Fans of Missouri men's basketball posted their comments about the 72-49 loss to Florida on Friday afternoon. Some were optimistic when the score was tied at the half, but started to blame coach Frank Haith for Florida's growing lead. Others were excited for the National Invitational Tournament.
Missouri has lost four consecutive games to No. 1 teams. The Tigers will have the program’s first chance since Dec. 22, 2004, to snap that streak when they play No. 1 Florida at noon Friday.
On the biggest stage of his young career, freshman Johnathan Williams III turned in his best performance thus far. He hauled in 15 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, his highest in conference play and his first in double digits since Jan. 28 against Arkansas.
Missouri basketball claimed a 91-83 victory over Texas A&M Thursday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Atlanta. Missouri (22-10) shot 53 free throws, and 57 total fouls were called, with the Tigers' two best scorers fouling out. The Tigers play No. 1 Florida noon Friday in Atlanta.
Coach Frank Haith said he anticipates junior transfer Keanau Post will play a larger role for the Tigers in Thursday's Southeastern Conference tournament matchup against Texas A&M.
Here’s a look at each SEC men's basketball team, along with the Missourian’s postseason predictions.
Realistic hopes of securing an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament disappeared after Saturday's loss to Tennessee. If Missouri is going to defy the odds and win this week’s SEC Tournament in Atlanta, the Tigers’ lead players will have to lead the way.
Senior forward Tony Criswell will not join his Missouri teammates in Atlanta for the SEC Tournament, coach Frank Haith announced at his weekly press conference Monday afternoon.
Florida coach Billy Donovan renewed his long-standing argument Monday that teams playing in conference title games on "Selection Sunday" should not have to return to the court in the NCAA tournament until Friday.
With the NCAA Tournament hopes for both Missouri and Tennessee possibly on the line, the Volunteers out-jumped, -muscled and -dunked the Tigers 72-45 in Knoxville, Tenn.
Saturday's matchup in Knoxville pits two bubble teams against each other. The outcome will likely be contingent upon how the Tigers’ post players fare against the Volunteers’ big man duo of 6-foot-8, 260-pound senior Jeronne Maymon and 6-foot-8, 260-pound junior Jarnell Stokes.
Missouri can finish as high as No. 4 and as low as No. 9 in seeding for the Southeastern Conference tournament. Here is a breakdown of the possible scenarios for teams as they enter their final games.
The Tigers spent the entire second half of Senior Night clawing back from an 11-point deficit, eventually taking their first lead with 7.3 seconds left.
Freshmen Wes Clark, Torren Jones and Johnathan Williams III gave Missouri a much-needed boost in the Tigers' edgy 57-56 victory.
The Missouri women's basketball team had offensive outbursts in each half, but the Tigers could not hold on to capture their first SEC tournament victory on Wednesday against Mississippi State.
A lot has changed about Earnest Ross in his three years at Missouri since his transfer from Auburn.
Missouri will play Mississippi State at 5 p.m. Wednesday to open the Southeastern Conference tournament in Duluth, Ga. The Tigers face an uphill battle as they need to win five consecutive games to win the conference championship.
Missouri is listed among the teams whose NCAA tournament hopes are slipping away by The Associated Press' John Marshall.