MU Men's Basketball
Yet again, Missouri lost a Southeastern Conference road game in heartbreaking fashion, falling 9o-83 to the Wildcats in overtime Saturday night at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.
Tigers coach Frank Haith said guard Phil Pressey's leadership was crucial to Missouri's upset of No. 5 Florida on Tuesday and will be needed to help close out the season with success.
Sports attorney Dan Fitzgerald spoke to the Missourian by phone Thursday to help clarify NCAA allegations against Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith.
A former NCAA compliance officer said the NCAA has accused Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith of looking the other way while his assistants were violating NCAA rules.
TIMELINE: The two-year NCAA investigation of the University of Miami and Frank Haith is coming to close
Here is a little more background information, along with links, of the NCAA investigation of the University of Miami and Frank Haith.
The NCAA ended its investigation of the University of Miami athletics department, where Frank Haith coached before he came to Missouri.
After trailing for much of the game, the Missouri men's basketball team came back strong in the last minutes of the game for a 63-60 victory over No. 5 Florida to protect its undefeated mark at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri point guard Phil Pressey has been having difficulty playing well in late-game situations, a problem that surfaced this season. Just take a look at the final moments of the Arkansas game Saturday.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Monday in a teleconference that, after an external review, the association would move forward with its investigation surrounding the University of Miami.
Missouri only received four votes in this week's poll.
Last-minute mistakes doomed Missouri to a 73-71 loss against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.
Tigers guard Keion Bell's performance was inconsistent early in the season — sometimes scoring 20, sometimes not scoring at all. But it appears Bell has found his stride in Southeastern Conference play.
The Tigers won 78-36 on Wednesday at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were shorthanded with only six scholarship players eligible for the game.
The Tigers are 0-5 on the road, even after injury issues have faded, and 14-0 at home.
Peeler, who is currently an assistant coach at Division II Virginia Union University, has always wanted to coach for Missouri.
This is the first time Missouri has been unranked in the AP poll since the final poll of the 2010-2011 season.
This week in Missouri sports, both men's and women's basketball went 1-1 in conference play. Both teams nabbed successful home games over teams who've beaten them on the road earlier in the season.
Missouri continued its home-winning streak with a 98-79 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.
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.
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.