MU Men's Basketball
The Missouri men's basketball season is over. Hopes for a better next season rest on the shoulders of the team's five freshmen.
Missouri coach Kim Anderson benched senior Keith Shamburger in his last game as a Tiger.
Missouri (9-23) finished the season having lost 16 of the Tigers' final 18 games and set a program record for most losses in a season. The 14th-seeded Tigers got within a possession seven times in the second half, the last at 52-50 when Montaque Gill-Caesar, who finished with a team-high 10 points, hit two free throws with 6:42 to go.
Amid a tough season, freshman guard Montaque Gill-Caesar is trying to translate criticism into growth.
Kentucky's Devin Booker, son of former Missouri star Melvin Booker, won the SEC Freshman of the Year.
South Carolina (15-15) is the 11th seed and begins play Wednesday against last-place Missouri (9-22). The Gamecocks will be looking to clinch their first winning season in six years and the chance to continue in the postseason.
What do the numbers 2, 10.8, 40 and 60.7 have in common? They mean bad things for Missouri basketball.
After losing to Mississippi State on Saturday, Missouri basketball will be seeded last in the SEC Tournament.
Missouri has a chance to end the season on a positive note and break one more losing streak Saturday against Mississippi State.
Some Missouri basketball players have shown improvement, but the record doesn't show it.
He just hit the big shot in Missouri's final home game, but that isn't what the Tigers will miss most when Keith Shamburger graduates.
The victory, which gave Missouri back-to-back home wins for the first time since early January, wouldn't have happened without a huge game from Shamburger.
The two worst teams in the SEC will meet Tuesday night in Mizzou Arena.
Missouri shot 28.6 percent from the field against Georgia on Saturday.
Kim Anderson hopes Missouri will build off its win over Florida. To do that, it might need Namon Wright to take charge after his own 28-point performance.
Kentucky coach John Calipari on Jan. 26, after Missouri had lost five straight games, said that Missouri coach Kim Anderson was doing an amazing job.
Freshman guard Namon Wright's career-high 28 points boosted Missouri to a 64-52 win over Florida at Mizzou Arena.
Florida comes to Mizzou Arena Tuesday without its two top players.
Only a few fans gathered in Columbia bars to watch the Missouri men's basketball team lose its 13th straight game.
The Tigers fell 76-53 to Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon.