MU Men's Basketball
Jakeenan Gant's anticipated debut for the Missouri basketball team went better than Kim Anderson expected, but he still wants to keep the pressure of high expectations off the freshman forward.
Missouri's five freshman have all come along at different rates. D'Angelo Allen might not be the most prolific scorer of the bunch, but he's earned the trust of first-year coach Kim Anderson.
Highly-recruited freshman Jakeenan Gant played well in his first game for Missouri men's basketball.
The 6-foot-8 forward could provide an immediate boost to a lagging frontcourt.
D'Angelo Allen has a funny nickname, Kim Anderson talked about what he would do differently and Missouri players were thankful for Mizzou Arena's largest crowd of the season.
The Tigers face the Musketeers at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mizzou Arena and will go up against Xavier big man Matt Stainbrook, whose 70.8 percent field goal percentage is fourth in the nation.
Missouri played its best first half of basketball this season and took a 19-point lead into halftime. It needed every bit of that lead to survive, defeating Elon 78-73.
Thursday's tight win against Elon demonstrates a season-long problem for the Tigers: The team lacks a player who can take over when needed.
Elon will be Missouri men's basketball's first matchup against a school from the Colonial Athletic Association.
Ryan Rosburg and Keanau Post are two of three upperclassmen on Missouri's young basketball team. Both are struggling to help the Tigers on the court.
The language of boxing falls short on the court, Kim Anderson has to adjust to losing and Johnathan Williams III is too nice.
The offensive woes of a young basketball team without a star scorer have been thrust into the spotlight in Missouri's first seven games. But what about the Tigers defense?
Coach Kim Anderson is looking for an emotional leader of the team.
Missouri coach Kim Anderson said Clark is suspended indefinitely for a violation of team guidelines. He did not specify which guideline he violated.
Missouri escaped with a 65-61 victory over Southeast Missouri State.
You can't count how much confidence a team has, but it is the thing Missouri coach Kim Anderson thinks his team needs the most.
Missouri basketball is half dozen games into the season and has a 3-3 record. What do we know about the Tigers' strategy so far?
Freshman Namon Wright has a career day offensively with 21 points on 7-7 shooting.
Missouri's defense did not live up to coach Kim Anderson's standards Tuesday and allowed Purdue to shoot 43 free throws in the 82-61 loss.
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.