The Missouri women's basketball team's win over No. 9 Tennessee breeds hope for postseason opportunities.
The Tigers lost in Oxford, Miss., 64-49 last month. But on Saturday, the rematch will be played at Mizzou Arena, where No. 21 Missouri is 13-0 this season.
With important wins over Florida and Tennessee last week, the Missouri women's basketball team has renewed hope of reaching the postseason for the first time since 2007.
The Tigers moved ahead 68-67 on a Laurence Bowers 3-pointer with 55 seconds to go, but after forcing a Texas A&M turnover, an errant Phil Pressey pass went sailing out of bounds.
The No. 1-ranked Cougars overcame a rough start to defeat Benedictine University 60-41 and win its 25th consecutive game.
Tim Fuller, the Tigers' associate head coach, helped recruit all but two of the Missouri men's basketball players since head coach Frank Haith arrived.
Missouri's season has not been terrible with the Tigers ranked No. 21 at 16-5. But the team has run into setbacks, from a number of injuries to key players to the inability to win on the road.
The NCAA expects to receive the final report into possible NCAA violations involving Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith by the end of the week, NCAA vice president of communications, Bob Williams, said.
By the time the Tigers return from the locker room after playing badly in the first half, Missouri coach Frank Haith's jacket and tie are long gone.
The Tigers' 80-63 upset victory over No. 9 Tennessee on Sunday gives them a 15-8 record and an opportunity to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007.
Missouri (No. 21) and Florida (No. 2) are now the only ranked teams in the Southeastern Conference.
After the Tigers defeated Florida and No. 9 Tennessee, Missouri women's basketball freshman point guard Lianna Doty claimed Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors.
After a 45-point loss in Knoxville in January, the Missouri women's basketball team handed No. 9 Tennessee its first Southeastern Conference loss in a stunning 80-63 victory. It was the Tigers' first win against a Top 10 opponent since it knocked off Baylor in January 2010.
Sophomore Morgan Eye tied the Missouri women's basketball single-season 3-pointer record in Missouri's 80-63 upset win against No. 9 Tennessee. Eye has made 90 3-pointers this season.
Earnest Ross, who transferred to Missouri from Auburn, was excited to play against his former teammates. Ross finished with a season high of 23 points.
Missouri beat Auburn 91-77 Saturday afternoon. It was the first game since Dec. 22 Missouri had all of its key players healthy.
Missouri's 3-point specialist Morgan Eye has embraced the challenge of the Southeastern Conference and is six 3-pointers away from the Missouri single-season record.
Five Missouri players scored in double figures including 24 points from Keion Bell and 23 from Earnest Ross in a 91-77 victory over Auburn on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Last year’s Tigers were great at it, nine guys following the veteran leadership of Kim English and Marcus Denmon, translating to a 30-5 record. But this year’s team is different.
The Tigers saw leads as large as 12 points and deficits as large as seven points in a 69-64 victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.