MU Men's Basketball
Tigers guard Keion Bell's performance was inconsistent early in the season — sometimes scoring 20, sometimes not scoring at all. But it appears Bell has found his stride in Southeastern Conference play.
The Tigers won 78-36 on Wednesday at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were shorthanded with only six scholarship players eligible for the game.
The Tigers are 0-5 on the road, even after injury issues have faded, and 14-0 at home.
Peeler, who is currently an assistant coach at Division II Virginia Union University, has always wanted to coach for Missouri.
This is the first time Missouri has been unranked in the AP poll since the final poll of the 2010-2011 season.
This week in Missouri sports, both men's and women's basketball went 1-1 in conference play. Both teams nabbed successful home games over teams who've beaten them on the road earlier in the season.
Missouri continued its home-winning streak with a 98-79 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.
The Tigers lost in Oxford, Miss., 64-49 last month. But on Saturday, the rematch will be played at Mizzou Arena, where No. 21 Missouri is 13-0 this season.
The Tigers moved ahead 68-67 on a Laurence Bowers 3-pointer with 55 seconds to go, but after forcing a Texas A&M turnover, an errant Phil Pressey pass went sailing out of bounds.
Tim Fuller, the Tigers' associate head coach, helped recruit all but two of the Missouri men's basketball players since head coach Frank Haith arrived.
Missouri's season has not been terrible with the Tigers ranked No. 21 at 16-5. But the team has run into setbacks, from a number of injuries to key players to the inability to win on the road.
The NCAA expects to receive the final report into possible NCAA violations involving Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith by the end of the week, NCAA vice president of communications, Bob Williams, said.
By the time the Tigers return from the locker room after playing badly in the first half, Missouri coach Frank Haith's jacket and tie are long gone.
Missouri (No. 21) and Florida (No. 2) are now the only ranked teams in the Southeastern Conference.
Earnest Ross, who transferred to Missouri from Auburn, was excited to play against his former teammates. Ross finished with a season high of 23 points.
Missouri beat Auburn 91-77 Saturday afternoon. It was the first game since Dec. 22 Missouri had all of its key players healthy.
Five Missouri players scored in double figures including 24 points from Keion Bell and 23 from Earnest Ross in a 91-77 victory over Auburn on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Last year’s Tigers were great at it, nine guys following the veteran leadership of Kim English and Marcus Denmon, translating to a 30-5 record. But this year’s team is different.
It’s only February, and with Wednesday night’s 73-70 loss to LSU, the No. 17-ranked Missouri men's basketball team already has as many losses as last year’s team.
Missouri rallied back from a 13-point halftime deficit but fell short in a 73-70 loss Wednesday at LSU.