MU Men's Basketball
With five players suspended, Missouri's basketball team will need to find new ways to contend with Cornhuskers.
Three days after a weekend brawl left his top scorer with a broken jaw, Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson has suspended five players indefinitely.
Few details given about how the Tigers guard was injured Sunday morning at a Columbia night club.
The incident is the latest in a series dating back to last summer and leading coach Mike Anderson to institute a "no tolerance" policy in July.
The host Colorado Buffaloes scored the first 11 points of the game. Slow starts have been common for MU when playing away from home. But instead of not being able to overcome the early deficit, MU rallied from as many as 14 points down to beat Colorado 66-62 on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers had two of their toughest opponents, Texas and Kansas, at home, and three beatable opponents, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Colorado, on the road. So far, the only thing that’s gone right for MU is a win over then-No. 12 Texas. The Tigers then lost to Iowa State, Kansas and, on Wednesday, to Texas Tech.
Missouri lost another away game to fall to 0-5 on the road for the season. Keon Lawrence scored a season-high 24 points in the loss.
The Tigers have struggled on the road all year, and lately have been giving up lots of free throw attempts. The game against the Red Raiders provides an opportunity to correct both.
Extra practice sounded good to MU guard Matt Lawrence on Monday. The distinctive swish of a 3-pointer hitting its mark reached his ears more than it has in the Tigers' past few games.
Gallery of photographs from the men's basketball game against Kansas.
Seldom-used forward Vaidotas Volkus scored a career-high eight points in Missouri’s most anticipated contest of the year: the Kansas game.
Stefhon Hannah’s 23 points weren't enough to stop No. 3 Kansas on Saturday in the Border Showdown at Mizzou Arena.
The Tigers haven’t lost a home game yet this year, but the Jayhawks are probably the most talented team on the Tigers’ schedule.
Missouri’s tallest player can be shy, but take Leo Lyons out of the limelight and more of his personality is revealed.
There were some no-shows in the MU men's basketball team's lineup Wednesday night, leaving DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence to fend for themselves a Tigers’ loss at Iowa State.
Since Mike Anderson took over as Missouri coach last season, the Tigers have been dominant at home with a 25-4 record. The problem is that MU is just 3-9 in road games under Anderson, and the team has lost all three of its road contests this year.
A couple of Big 12 coaches had some good things to say Monday about the recent play of the Tigers' guards.
It might finally be time to welcome Missouri guard Keon Lawrence back from his shooting slump.
Missouri's win Saturday must have been special for the Tigers' Marshall Brown and Jason Horton, who grew up in Texas. They have looked up at the Longhorns in the Big 12 standings in each of the past three men’s basketball seasons.