Zaire Taylor helped the Tigers advance to the Big 12 tournament finals by continuing his trend of making big shots this season.
Adjustments at halftime helped up the defensive pressure and started to reverse a trend of not being able to overcome deficits.
Leo Lyons, DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence led the Tigers to an easy 81-60 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
The Tigers overcame a two point halftime deficit to defeat the Cowboys.
Top-seeded Kansas, No. 2-seed Oklahoma and No. 4-seed Kansas State all fell victim to upsets Thursday. Only the Tigers, the tournament's No. 3-seed, were able to win after not playing Wednesday.
Images from Missouri's 81-60 victory over Texas Tech.
The Missouri women's basketball team held a seven-point lead over No. 23 Texas in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. But Texas scored seven points in a three-second span and ended the Tigers' season in shocking fashion.
Justin Safford scored a career-high 16 points against Texas A&M last Saturday, and coach Mike Anderson expects the sophomore forward to get more playing time in the postseason.
The Sooners have the top seed in the Big 12 women's tournament, which starts Thursday. The conference features six Top 25-ranked teams.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson said he has no idea how his team will respond to a bye in the first round of the Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament.
North Division teams, including Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska, proved stronger than expected against South Division teams.
The Big 12 Conference women's basketball tournament begins play on Thursday in Oklahoma City.
DeMarre Carroll becomes the first Missouri Tiger to earn First Team All-Big 12 honors since Kareem Rush in 2002.
Texas A&M's big first half left Missouri trailing by as much as 26 points, a deficit they could not overcome.
The Missouri women's basketball team finished the regular season with four losses in its final five games to finish next-to-last in the Big 12 Conference standings.
MU forward Leo Lyons's development has been a slow, painful process. But now that he has finally secured his role as a leader and star, he is able to appreciate the journey.
The No. 15 Tigers continued their dominance following losses this season with a convincing 73-64 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Mizzou Arena.
The No. 15 Tigers continued their dominance following losses this season with a convincing 73-64 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Mizzou Arena. The win moved the Tigers to 5-0 following a loss and to 18-0 at home this season.
Michael Anderson Jr., usually the Tigers' 12th man, was in the starting lineup Wednesday against Oklahoma
Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin leads the Big 12 Conference with nearly 22 points and 14 rebounds per game, and he is the heavy favorite to win National Player of the Year honors and be selected No. 1 in June's NBA draft.