The Tigers had worked around poor shooting showings before. The difference Sunday, in a 68-59 season-ending loss to West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, was that the misses weren’t open jump shots or 3-pointers. They were layups.
For most of the game, Missouri pestered taller West Virginia like mosquitoes. However, it couldn’t contain the Mountaineers' height in a 68-59 loss Sunday in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.
Zaire Taylor will face fellow Staten Island, N.Y., native Dan Jennings when No. 10 seed Missouri plays No. 2 seed West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
In the past three games, Tigers guard Marcus Denmon has made just one of 13 from behind the 3-point line.
A 68-59 loss to No. 2 seed West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo N.Y., ended the Missouri men's basketball team's season.
"Ten Things" returns after a three-month hibernation to arm you with conversation starters for Missouri’s NCAA Tournament game against Clemson on Friday afternoon in Buffalo, N.Y.
Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon said he wanted a clean start for Missouri's first-round NCAA Tournament game against Clemson on Friday at HSBC Arena, and he decided he would shave his head after Selection Sunday.
Players on the Missouri men’s basketball team spent part of Thursday practicing at HSBC Arena, the site of the team's first-round NCAA Tournament game. But they also kept tabs on the 16 games that kicked off what several called the best time of the year.
The Missouri and Clemson men's basketball teams have more in common than just mascots. Both Tigers teams like to use traps and full court pressure to create turnovers and wear out opponents.
The Missouri men's basketball team would be hard-pressed to find a tighter tandem on its own team than Clemson roommates Andre Young and Tanner Smith.
The president's bracket has Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova making it to the Final Four.
Playing its first game of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. is a great reminder of an exhibition tournament Missouri played in the area shortly after many of the players first joined the Tigers.
Missouri is a No. 10 seed among 16 teams in the bracket’s East Region. The Tigers will play No. 7 Clemson at about 1:35 p.m. Friday in Buffalo, N.Y.
The process the selection committee uses to pick the field of 65 teams (one of which figures to be Missouri) is a long, complicated task that starts with dinner at a downtown Indianapolis Italian restaurant on Wednesday night of selection week.
Clemson earned its third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth this season, grabbing a spot in the East Region against Missouri. But coach Oliver Purnell hasn't been able to get his team past the first round for the past two years.
Several Missouri men's basketball players were physically nicked up after losing to Nebraska on Wednesday in the first-round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, though it seems only one of the injuries will affect the Tigers going forward.
With an early exit from the Big 12 tournament, the Missouri men's basketball team will have to wait for news about an NCAA Tournament bid. The selection committee will announce its choices starting at 5 p.m. Sunday in a broadcast on CBS.
After coaching the Missouri women's basketball team for the past 12 seasons, Cindy Stein's career with the Tigers' ended in a 64-59 loss to Texas on Thursday afternoon in the Big 12 tournament at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.