Nobody thought it would be this long until the Tigers had that winning feeling again.
But for a season-high 2,704 fans who came out to see the Missouri women’s basketball team beat Kansas 62-59 on Sunday, in the latest installment of the Border Showdown at Mizzou Arena, the victory was more than welcome. Before the Tigers’ victory Sunday, their last win came on Jan. 12, when Tigers beat Texas Tech 68-59.
The most recent example of the importance of the MU men's basketball team's bench came Saturday when non-starters scored 32 of Missouri’s 60 points in its victory against Colorado.
A game decided in the final 30 seconds is supposed to be exciting. But Saturday’s game at Mizzou Arena didn’t feel like a closely contested game until about two minutes to play. Before that, Tigers' 60-53 victory over Colorado felt more like a badminton match or a golf tournament.
DeMarre Carroll played 25 minutes Saturday in Missouri’s 60-53 win over Colorado and scored his first and only basket with 3:25 left. Needless to say, his ankle is still hurting him.
The Missouri women's basketball team is last in the Big 12 Conference in free-throw shooting percentage this season at 62.7 percent, and opponents have 91 more attempts and have made 111 more free throws than the Tigers.
MU junior guard Alyssa Hollins added another line to her resume on Thursday when she put in four 3-pointers in a loss at Nebraska to break the Missouri single-season 3-point record and the school’s career record.
Missouri doesn’t have a huge size advantage over the Buffaloes, but Colorado lacks a dominant low-post player like Nebraska’s Aleks Maric or Kansas State’s Michael Beasley.
The Missouri women’s basketball team heads to Lincoln determined to break a nine-game losing streak, and will have to avoid another collapse against the Huskers.
Missouri hasn’t been to the postseason since losing to DePaul in the first round of the NIT in 2005, but college basketball analysts believe the Tigers could end that streak this season.
Missouri coach said he wants the team to be more consistent on defense, especially defending the rim and rebounding.
The Missouri men’s basketball team has had a turbulent past three weeks. Now they have some time to take a break and regain their focus.
The Tigers worst shooting performance of the season doomed their chances against Kansas State.
Missouri guard Jason Horton, who was charged with third-degree assault Friday for his role in a January 27 fight at a late-night restaurant in Columbia, came off the bench and played 20 minutes.
Women's basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 conference, but solid play has lead to a position at the top of the rankings.
Missouri guard Jason Horton and his former teammate, Stefhon Hannah, were charged with third-degree assault Friday in connection with a January fight at a late-night restaurant.
In a year where the Tigers have only one conference win and rank at or near the bottom of almost every major statistical category in the Big 12 Conference, the affinity and skill in firing the 3-point shot has kept the team in the thick of most games.
A big key to slowing Beasley in the first meeting on Feb. 2 was double and triple-teaming him each time he touched the ball.
Missouri scored 15 points in the overtime to defeat Nebraska on Wednesday night. Keon Lawrence scored 19 points in the win.