MU Men's Basketball
Missouri (2-3) had no answer for Purdue's physical, aggressive defense in the first half while falling into a big hole. The Tigers played better over the game's final 10 minutes, but had no chance of finishing off the comeback from a deficit that climbed to 34 points in the second half.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.
Purdue, Missouri now set to meet in Maui consolation semifinal.
Through three games, redshirt senior Keith Shamburger has been a rock for Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson.
How much do you know about Missouri's potential opponents in the Maui Invitational Tournament? Not as much as you will after you read this.
It's hard to beat a team when one of its players scores 29 points. But Missouri's complete team effort overwhelmed the highlight reel play of Oral Roberts' star.
Missouri takes on Oral Roberts on Wednesday night. Missouri coach Kim Anderson and Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton are two very similar coaches with a long history.
The Tigers emerged from opening weekend with a 1-1 record and head coach Kim Anderson with confidence in his freshman reserve forward.
Kim Anderson earned his first career victory as a Division I coach, even if it wasn't pretty.
The most famous man from Sedalia had support from home during a disappointing start to his Missouri men's basketball head coaching career.
After suffering its first season-opening loss in nine years, Missouri has less than 48 hours to learn from its mistakes and prepare for its game tomorrow against Valparaiso.
The Tigers' loss to the Kangaroos portends a difficult first season for coach Kim Anderson.
Missouri's regular season home opener didn't go like it was supposed to. On Kim Anderson's debut as head coach, Missouri lost to UMKC for the first time in school history.
Missouri freshman Jakeenan Gant is being withheld from the Tigers opening game against University of Missouri-Kansas City because of a review regarding his eligibility.
Under former coaches Mike Anderson and Frank Haith, fewer than 8,000 season tickets were sold in their first season. This year, 8,200 have already been purchased.
Wednesday started the early signing period for most college sports, and many Missouri teams announced the addition of new Tigers.
The offense the Tigers are running under coach Kim Anderson has been influenced by some of the great names in college basketball.
This Missouri basketball team is a mystery, and even the coaches are still trying to figure it out. With each game, Missouri is learning a little bit more about itself.
Missouri freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar led all scorers with 19 points. Senior Keith Shamburger had 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and no turnovers.
Kim Anderson has been preaching defense and hard work since he arrived in Columbia as the new head basketball coach. But for this team, defense-based basketball is far more than an image or preference. It is a necessity.