MU Men's Basketball
The No. 11 Missouri men's basketball team let Wyoming climb back to within two points with less than five minutes left to play in Tuesday night's game in the Cancun Challenge. But the Tigers hung on to win.
The Missouri men's basketball team left on Sunday morning for Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, just outside of Cancun, to play two games in the Cancun Challenge. Players all agreed that winning is the sole focus of the trip, not the beach.
The Tigers beat the Ospreys 96-58 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena to improve their record to 2-0 to start the season.
Ricardo Ratliffe scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Tigers.
Michael Dixon Jr. helped Missouri’s defense cause 34 North Florida turnovers, a record while playing at Mizzou Arena, in a 96-58 win over the Ospreys. The Tigers scored 30 points off of those turnovers.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson called junior center Steve Moore "the player of the game."
The Leathernecks' Emeka Okafor Jr., is the third cousin of the former UConn standout and current New Orleans Hornets player.
The Missouri Tigers will travel 7,308 miles during a 14-day stretch. The team will play in four different venues and in seven games.
The Missouri basketball team held its position at No. 15. The Tigers make their season debut on Thursday.
The Tigers play their first regular season game against Western Illinois on Thursday night in the first round of the 2010 Cancun Challenge.
Missouri basketball player Marcus Denmon says his explosiveness has returned for the start of his junior season, and he has his sights set on a certain statistic to prove it.
An average basketball highlight on TV lasts about a minute and a half. On Friday, the Missouri men’s basketball team showed just how much scoring it can fit into the time frame.
The Tigers will play the Harris-Stowe Hornets, a NAIA team, on Friday. Missouri is ranked 15th in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls.
Cathy Scroggs, the vice chancellor of MU Student Affairs, was one of two honorary coaches during the game, alongside Missouri Students Association president Tim Noce. The black team, coached by Noce, won 102-96 after trailing by six at halftime.
Junior college transfer Ricardo Ratliffe and Boonville third-grader Brayden Page both made the most of the MU men's basketball team's Black and Gold Game, Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
Aric Bremer has lived in Columbia for 11 years and is an afternoon radio DJ.
Aric Bremer, a 2003 MU graduate, will take the place of Randy Wright.
Players officially met with the media for 45 minutes on Thursday. When they weren't answering questions, players found different ways to spend their time.
After losing two NBA lottery picks as well as team leader Sherron Collins, Kansas was picked to finish second in the league they've won six seasons in a row.
Phil Pressey and Matt Pressey, brothers who are entering their first season on the Missouri men's basketball team, have known Tigers coach Mike Anderson for as long as they can remember. Their father, Paul Pressey, was Anderson's roommate in college.