Missouri's victory over Memphis on Thursday and Elite Eight game on Saturday afternoon have faithful Tiger fans euphoric and businesses expecting large crowds.
Memphis and Missouri have more in common than being in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and sharing the same nickname.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson and Memphis coach John Calipari were familiar foes when the two coached against each other in the Conference USA.
Fans of all ages crowded into the Clinton Room at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to wish the Missouri men's basketball team good luck on the journey to Arizona for the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
Zaire Taylor said the team might even benefit from the quiet campus in preparing for the Memphis Tigers.
English scored a career-high 17 points off the bench in the Tigers' victory.
Trailing by four points with 1:59 left in the game against Marquette, junior guard Zaire Taylor pulled the Tigers into a huddle and told them, "This ain't nothing. We've been here before."
The 83-79 win sends the Tigers to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Find out all you need to know before the Tigers tip-off against the Eagles on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
This season is the fourth time Anderson has visited Boise as a coach in the NCAA Tournament. He has lost second-round games the past three times.
When Dominic James, a point guard for the Marquette men's basketball team, broke his foot on Feb. 25 against Connecticut, the Golden Eagles lost their senior leader.
Dominic James, the starting point guard for the No. 6-seed Eagles, will try to play on a foot injury he suffered on Feb. 25.
On March 22, 2003 – exactly six years ago – Rickey Paulding and sixth-seed Missouri met Dwyane Wade and third-seed Marquette in the NCAA men's basketball tournament's second round. Wade eventually led the Golden Eagles to the Final Four, but their surprising run nearly ended because of Paulding’s performance in Indianapolis' RCA Dome.
Despite throwing a zone defense and patient half-court offense at the Tigers, Cornell found it tough to get Missouri out of rhythm.
Shooting woes in the first half allowed No. 14-seed Cornell to hang around, but the Tigers' athleticism and defensive pressure helped them earn a ticket to the second round.
Find out all you need to know before the Tigers tip-off against the Big Red on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
As Missouri's success continues, coach Mike Anderson is opening up about the frustrations of the past and the rewards of success.
The 78-59 win sends the Tigers on to the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The use of efficiency ratings and other statistical measures show contrasts in team's style of play.
The No. 3-seed Tigers and the No. 14-seed Big Red got familiar with Taco Bell Arena in their last practices before they play at 2 p.m. Friday.