MU Men's Basketball
Missouri freshman guard Michael Dixon said he wanted a clean start for Missouri's first-round NCAA Tournament game against Clemson on Friday at HSBC Arena, and he decided he would shave his head after Selection Sunday.
Players on the Missouri men’s basketball team spent part of Thursday practicing at HSBC Arena, the site of the team's first-round NCAA Tournament game. But they also kept tabs on the 16 games that kicked off what several called the best time of the year.
The Missouri and Clemson men's basketball teams have more in common than just mascots. Both Tigers teams like to use traps and full court pressure to create turnovers and wear out opponents.
The Missouri men's basketball team would be hard-pressed to find a tighter tandem on its own team than Clemson roommates Andre Young and Tanner Smith.
The president's bracket has Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova making it to the Final Four.
Playing its first game of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. is a great reminder of an exhibition tournament Missouri played in the area shortly after many of the players first joined the Tigers.
Missouri is a No. 10 seed among 16 teams in the bracket’s East Region. The Tigers will play No. 7 Clemson at about 1:35 p.m. Friday in Buffalo, N.Y.
The process the selection committee uses to pick the field of 65 teams (one of which figures to be Missouri) is a long, complicated task that starts with dinner at a downtown Indianapolis Italian restaurant on Wednesday night of selection week.
Clemson earned its third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth this season, grabbing a spot in the East Region against Missouri. But coach Oliver Purnell hasn't been able to get his team past the first round for the past two years.
Several Missouri men's basketball players were physically nicked up after losing to Nebraska on Wednesday in the first-round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, though it seems only one of the injuries will affect the Tigers going forward.
With an early exit from the Big 12 tournament, the Missouri men's basketball team will have to wait for news about an NCAA Tournament bid. The selection committee will announce its choices starting at 5 p.m. Sunday in a broadcast on CBS.
Missouri coaches and players grieve a stunning loss to Nebraska.
Dixon's forgetful 48 seconds sum up Missouri's surprising exit in Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
The guard's three quick fouls were indicative of the way the Tigers were playing. Missouri struggled to score and could never seem to get into a rhythm.
The Missouri men’s basketball team has needed Keith Ramsey to play almost entire games to anchor a thin frontcourt that has been struggling to replace the injured Justin Safford.
Missouri forward Steve Moore has worn contacts on the court, but he finally became fed up with them about three weeks ago and switched to a pair of goggles.
Saturday it was clear it has been painful for Justin Safford to abandon his jersey for regular clothes at the most important point of the Missouri men's basketball season. Especially as much as the Tigers missed Safford in a 77-56 loss against No. 2 Kansas at Mizzou Arena.
For Missouri to beat Kansas, its bench would have had to have a near perfect game. But instead it had one of its worst games of the season Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
This is what it's like to take on Missouri guard J.T. Tiller. The challenge: to make it halfway up the court.