Both players are projected to be picked in June's NBA draft, if they declare.
Missouri's season ended in a 71-63 loss to Southern Mississippi on Sunday afternoon in the National Invitation Tournament.
No longer worrying about its position on the NCAA Tournament bubble, the Missouri men's basketball team is playing looser.
Despite 14 points from sophomore Lianna Doty, Missouri lost to Creighton 77-51 in the first round of the WNIT in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday. The Tigers finish the season 17-14.
No.3 seeded Southern Mississippi advances to play Missouri by defeating No. 6 Toledo on Wednesday.
The Bluejays (19-13) and Tigers (17-13) play in separate conferences, but a brief analysis of each program reveals plenty of common ground between these opening-round opponents.
The suspensions of guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector led to more playing time for the rarely used Jefferson City native.
Missouri to play the winner of Southern Mississippi and Toledo on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri women's basketball senior forward Bri Kulas was named to The Associated Press All-SEC second team on Tuesday.
Missouri basketball players Wesley Clark and Shane Rector and football players Shaun Rupert and Aarion Penton were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop.
The Missouri Tigers received an at-large berth to the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Monday. The Tigers play at Creighton on Thursday.
Missouri coach Frank Haith's yearlong experiment using Jordan Clarkson at point guard has been, from a statistical standpoint, a success. That experiment could involve a new variable Tuesday when the Tigers host Davidson in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at 8 p.m.
The Missouri Tigers' streak of five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances is over.
For the first time since 2005, Missouri will be participating in the National Invitation Tournament. The Tigers received a No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 seed Davidson at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena in the first round of the 32-team field.
The Missouri Tigers will participate in the National Invitation Tournament for the first time since 2005.
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.