The Leathernecks' Emeka Okafor Jr., is the third cousin of the former UConn standout and current New Orleans Hornets player.
The Missouri Tigers will travel 7,308 miles during a 14-day stretch. The team will play in four different venues and in seven games.
The Missouri basketball team held its position at No. 15. The Tigers make their season debut on Thursday.
The Tigers lost on the road to Eastern Illinois. The next time Missouri plays is over Thanksgiving weekend in the Paradise Jam tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Tigers play their first regular season game against Western Illinois on Thursday night in the first round of the 2010 Cancun Challenge.
Missouri's next game is at 4 p.m. on Sunday against Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill.
Missouri basketball player Marcus Denmon says his explosiveness has returned for the start of his junior season, and he has his sights set on a certain statistic to prove it.
The Missouri women's basketball team travels to Memphis and Charleston, Ill., this weekend to face the Memphis Tigers and Eastern Illinois Panthers in its first regular season games.
Redshirt junior Bekah Mills has recovered from her third knee injury and is ready to take back her role as starting point guard.
The Missouri women's basketball team added two recruits today when Bree Fowler and Kyley Simmons signed letters of intent to play for the Tigers.
The Tigers pulled out a two-point win against Oklahoma City University.
RaeShara Brown and Shakara Jones helped the Tigers hold on to beat the Oklahoma City Stars.
In their final exhibition game, the Tigers are facing a tough Oklahoma City team that comes to Columbia on Sunday ranked No. 3 in the NAIA.
An average basketball highlight on TV lasts about a minute and a half. On Friday, the Missouri men’s basketball team showed just how much scoring it can fit into the time frame.
The Tigers will play the Harris-Stowe Hornets, a NAIA team, on Friday. Missouri is ranked 15th in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls.
The Missouri women's basketball team didn't play as well as new head coach Robin Pingeton would have liked, but the Tigers beat exhibition opponent Missouri Western 67-60 in Pingeton's coaching debut at Mizzou Arena.
The Missouri women's basketball team beat Missouri Western 66-60 Tuesday night in the season's first exhibition game, but the Tigers had to come from behind to win.
Tori Niemann, a freshman on the Missouri women's basketball team, was an all-state athlete in three sports at Canton High School. After graduating as salutatorian in a class of 44 people, Niemann is set to showcase her skills at a much bigger level.
New Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton says the Tigers are in condition for the start of season.
Cathy Scroggs, the vice chancellor of MU Student Affairs, was one of two honorary coaches during the game, alongside Missouri Students Association president Tim Noce. The black team, coached by Noce, won 102-96 after trailing by six at halftime.