MU Men's Basketball
Missouri had struggled in the past against bigger players, but had started to use its athleticism to overcome its lack of size. However, the Tigers couldn't overcome Kansas's 245-pound Cole Aldrich on Monday in their 84-65 loss to the Jayhawks.
The Tigers were out-of-character the whole night and painfully endured their first blowout loss of the season, an 84-65 defeat to Kansas, their biggest rivals.
Most Missourians wouldn't discount the University of Kansas’ rich basketball history, and that KU basketball fans are some of the most knowledgeable. But just to be sure, we tested their basketball acumen before Monday night’s Border Showdown matchup.
A winding line of students formed before 8 a.m. on Monday at Mizzou Arena to get men's basketball tickets. The Missouri Tigers will face the Kansas Jayhawks on March 6 at Mizzou Arena.
Downtown bar workers say they get their fair share of Kansas fans who live in Columbia, but not many were out on Monday night.
The Jayhawks have won 53 straight games at Allen Fieldhouse, the longest home winning streak in the country.
The Jayhawks' preseason All-American leads Kansas into Monday's game against Missouri.
Miguel Paul played by far the best game of his career Saturday scoring a game-high 15 points in the Missouri men's basketball team's 70-53 victory against Nebraska at Mizzou Arena.
Justin Safford’s rebounding was one of the reasons the Missouri men's basketball team was able to stay ahead of Nebraska in Saturday's Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.
Mike Anderson Jr., now graduate assistant coach, is faced with the difficult task of transforming from a player to a coach.
Missouri forward Laurence Bowers starts every basketball game with his jersey tucked in. Within minutes of tip-off that changes. "My shirt never stays in my jersey," Bowers said. "I can’t tell you why."
J.T. Tiller, the team’s only four-year player and the one whose blue-collar play best represents Missouri’s style, hasn’t been himself since the start of the Big 12 Conference season Jan. 9.
Missouri forward Keith Ramsey may not be able to mend a leaky faucet or repair the siding on a house, but on the court he is the team’s handyman.
A 66-61 loss to the Sooners ended Missouri’s nine-game winning streak, and its chance for a 3-0 start in the Big 12, which would have been the best start for the Tigers since 2000-01.
For most of the season, Michael Dixon Jr. has played like a seasoned upperclassman, so it came as a surprise when he committed a turnover late in the game against Texas Tech.
After seeing an eight-point lead evaporate in the final minute of regulation, the Missouri men's basketball team made every one of its eight free throws in overtime to finally turn away Texas Tech for a 94-89 victory Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas – the Tigers' first road win of the season.
Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon is the second-leading scorer on the Missouri men's basketball team with 11.3 points per game, and he is tied with leading scorer Kim English for the team lead in 3-pointers at 37.
Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson is trying a different tactic for his team’s road trip that begins Wednesday at Texas Tech and ends Saturday against Oklahoma. Rather than tuning out the cheers of the hostile crowds, he wants the Tigers to pretend the cheers are for them.
Zaire Taylor's last-minute 3-point basket Saturday to help Missouri beat No. 11 Kansas State 74-68 is another winning shot in Taylor’s collection. He made a last-second jump shot that won the game at home last season against Kansas, and he scored the winning layup last season at Texas.