MU Men's Basketball
The press room was crowded, more than usual. Reporters filled the seats and lined the walls, notepads, computers, phones and recorders all prepared.
Fan support and 3-pointers from Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown helped the Missouri men's basketball team fend off South Carolina 71-65 on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
It's clear the Tigers still need to better deal with adversity and hostile road environments after being embarrassed Saturday in a lopsided loss to Florida in Gainesville.
With Tigers guards Keion Bell and Earnest Ross as well as forward Laurence Bowers all injured, Missouri coach Frank Haith will need to see more production out of his younger players Tuesday against South Carolina.
Missouri (13-4, 2-2 in SEC) fell in the poll after once again struggling on the road and losing badly to then No. 10-ranked Florida 83-52 on Saturday.
Missouri lost its second Southeastern Conference game, getting blown out 83-52 Saturday afternoon by No. 10 Florida at the Stephen C. O' Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla.
Tigers coach Frank Haith says he knows forward Tony Criswell can score, but he said the player also is "willing to do the dirty work."
Despite a fall midway through the game, junior guard Earnest Ross helped the Tigers get back on track in Southeastern Conference play with a 79-62 victory Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri hopes to get back into an offensive rhythm Wednesday against a Georgia team that has the worst overall record among Southeastern Conference teams.
Unlike in Missouri’s loss against Ole Miss on Saturday, where Oriakhi had only four points, six rebounds, and got into foul trouble early, the Missouri forward anchored the Tigers' offense Wednesday night in a 79-62 win over Georgia.
The Missouri men's basketball team's 64-49 loss Saturday against unranked Ole Miss was, simply put, a bad game.
At a Monday press conference, Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith addressed potential formal allegations by the NCAA during his time at the University of Miami.
Missouri is no longer the highest ranked team in the SEC with Florida jumping to No. 10.
Off-balanced shooting. Too many missed threes. Missed layups. Sloppy passes. Timid play. Final score 64-49 Ole Miss.
The Rebels' Murphy Holloway had plenty to be happy about, scoring 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting with six rebounds in Missouri's 64-49 loss.
Several Tigers players will have expanded roles in the wake of senior Laurence Bowers' MCL sprain that will force him to miss at least two games.
This is the second season in a row that Pressey has been named a top 20 candidate for the award.
Tigers point guard Phil Pressey and forward Laurence Bowers were named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list Thursday night.
As Southeastern Conference play continues, the Tigers will get a taste of an aggressive and athletic brand of SEC basketball.