MU Men's Basketball
Luke Thompson, William Powell and Greg Bowers talk about covering the successful season of the Missouri men's basketball team.
The seven-year deal will pay the Missouri basketball coach $1.35 million each season.
The increased salary raised some eyebrows, but employees said Anderson had earned it after basketball team's performance and for his professional conduct.
Missouri's Matt Lawrence is in a 3-point shooting contest Thursday and Tigers coach Mike Anderson is part of an all-star game Friday.
Three days after his team lost to Connecticut in the Elite Eight, Anderson has agreed to a new seven-year contract.
Officials from both Georgia and MU would not confirm rumors concerning a $2 million-plus contract deal offered to Mike Anderson to coach the Bulldogs next year.
Missouri men's basketball spokesman Dave Reiter said Monday evening that Memphis had not requested permission to talk to MU coach Mike Anderson about coaching there if current Memphis coach John Calipari decides to take the open position at Kentucky.
While the seniors on the Missouri men's basketball team reflected on their careers, younger players tended to steer conversations toward the future. It’s a future that looks much brighter than it did less than three months ago after a loss at Nebraska to start the Big 12 season.
Between 100 and 200 people welcomed home the MU men's basketball team on Sunday from their Elite Eight appearance in Arizona. The Tigers lost Saturday to the University of Connecticut.
Despite such a surprisingly successful season, after losing to Connecticut 82-75 on Saturday in the NCAA West regional final, it was hard for Missouri seniors DeMarre Carroll, Matt Lawrence and Leo Lyons not to think about what could have been.
A one-point Missouri lead in the second-half faded quicky, and the Tigers fell one game short of reaching the Final Four for the first time in program history.
Missouri players and coaches spent as much time telling stories and cracking jokes as they did breaking down their Saturday matchup with Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.
Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet, the 7-foot-3 Big East Defensive Player of the Year, might be a big problem for the Missouri men's basketball team in Saturday night's NCAA West Regional final.
The senior guard scored 23 points, and the Tigers held off a furious Memphis comeback in the second half for a 102-91 win.
For the second straight game, Missouri secured a big first-half lead then held on in the second half to earn a victory.
The Tigers coach, who is in his third year at Missouri, has been mentioned as a candidate for vacancies at Alabama and Georgia
The Missouri men's basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2002 with a 102-91 victory against Memphis on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.
Hasheem Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 junior from Tanzania, scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds to help Connecticut defeat Purdue 72-60 in the semifinal of the NCAA West regional in Glendale, Ariz. The Huskies meet Missouri in the reional final Saturday.
Missouri's victory over Memphis on Thursday and Elite Eight game on Saturday afternoon have faithful Tiger fans euphoric and businesses expecting large crowds.