MU Men's Basketball
After defeating West Virginia on Thursday night, Missouri has not had much time to prepare for Saturday's 11:30 a.m. game against UCLA.
Will the Tigers look back upon home matchups with West Virginia and UCLA as fond memories or as missed opportunities to strengthen their case to make a sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance?
The matchup Saturday between Missouri football and Auburn is a bit more personal for Earnest Ross, who played for Auburn for two years before transferring to Missouri in 2011.
Interim coach Tim Fuller's mission all along was to not lose a game, and he completed his mission as Missouri defeated IUPUI 78-64 Monday in the last of his five-game stint at the helm.
Missouri defeated Gardner-Webb 72-63 on Saturday in a game without its most conspicuous cheering section.
After a quiet first year last season and an underwhelming first half against Southern Illinois last week, Missouri center Ryan Rosburg responded to a challenge from his coach and teammates to step up his play. The second year player finished the game strong with nine rebounds.
Missouri forward Tony Criswell performed well in his first game back after a suspension. His teammates praised his performance after the game.
The Missouri basketball team heads to the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Saturday to take on Hawaii. The last time the Tigers played there was in March 2012 when they defeated Baylor to claim the Big 12 Championship.
Jakeenan Gant signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play basketball at Missouri.
Interim coach Tim Fuller trusted Jordan Clarkson, Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown in Missouri's 72-59 win over Southern Illinois on Tuesday.
Missouri almost shot as well from behind the arc (52%) than it did from the foul line (56%) in an 89-53 win over Louisiana State on Friday night.
College basketball rule changes were put in this season after scoring in Division I dropped to 67.5 points per game in 2012-13, the lowest since 1951-52 — long before the shot clock and 3-point shot were added — and the fourth straight season it had decreased.
Missouri coach Frank Haith named Tim Fuller interim head coach Wednesday, effective for Friday night’s season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. Fuller will lead the Tigers while Haith serves the five-game suspension he received from the NCAA on Oct. 20.
Missouri coach Frank Haith announced Wednesday that senior forward Tony Criswell is suspended for Friday’s opener against Southeastern Louisiana for a “violation of team rules.”
On Friday night, Missouri defeated the University of Central Missouri 92-79, a team coached by former Missouri player and coach Kim Anderson.
The 1993-1994 Big 8 championship team, led by legendary coach Norm Stewart, was honored before the game. The Tigers won 73-48.
Missouri men's basketball guard Jordan Clarkson was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Tuesday. The award honors the nation's top point guard.
The Missouri basketball coach's penalty is the most recent in a series of NCAA suspensions of men's basketball coaches for "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance."
Haith, who coached at Miami from 2004 to 2011, was suspended for “failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance” over inconsistencies in his explanations of a loan given to a former booster by a Miami assistant coach.
The news of Missouri coach Frank Haith's five-game suspension for "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" during his time at the University of Miami sparked confusion from sportswriters nationwide.