MU Men's Basketball
Missouri guard J.T. Tiller is from Marietta, Ga., which is about an hour and a half from the University of Georgia campus. Tiller's parents are coming to Saturday's game in a group of about 20 family and friends, and several of Tiller's friends from Wheeler High School will be there, too.
The junior guards focus on assists and steals and leave the scoring to their teammates.
The Cougars men's basketball team is in the first of four transitional seasons moving from Division II to Division I. After a 107-57 loss to No. 25 Missouri on Saturday at Mizzou Arena, SIUE is 2-11, including six losses by 18 points or more.
The No. 25 Tigers shots didn't fall. The Fighting Illini couldn't miss. The result was a 75-59 loss for the Tigers, their ninth straight loss to Illinois in the Braggin' Rights Game.
St. Louis native Matt Lawrence struggled for the fourth straight year in Tuesday night’s Braggin’ Rights Game against Illinois at the Scottrade Center, scoring just four points on 2-of-6 shooting in the Missouri men's basketball team's 75-59 loss.
Tuesday night’s game in St. Louis between the Missouri and Illinois men’s basketball teams could mean a lot later this season when teams are chosen for the NCAA tournament.
In Saturday's 78-44 thrashing of Stetson in the MU men's basketball team's final tuneup before Tuesday's showdown with Illinois, the backup big men got the chance to prove their worth for the Tigers.
Keith Ramsey, a 6-foot-9 junior college transfer on this season's Missouri men's basketball team, has been fond of dunking since he was in eighth grade. “He’ll be an impact player,” Tigers coach Mike Anderson says.
Matt Lawrence's individual highs and lows have taken a backseat to the Tigers' hot start this season.
Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel said during Monday's Big 12 Conference coaches teleconference that he is concerned with the number of cheap shots opposing players have given his star player, sophomore forward Blake Griffin.
Murray State lead in several statistical categories, but Missouri's late defense made the difference against the nonconference opponent.
Isaac Miles almost played basketball at MU two times before transferring to Murray State. Saturday night, he will play against Missouri.
MU sophomore Jarrett Sutton had all but given up trying to walk on to the Missouri men's basketball team, making his spot on this year's Tigers roster extra special.
The two seniors propelled Missouri's men's basketball team to a dominating 93-66 victory over California on Sunday in front of a season-high 8,310 fans at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's backcourt of Zaire Taylor and J.T. Tiller didn't score many points, but they made a difference at the defensive end of the floor.
Senior forward DeMarre Carroll is looking for a good showing against California after a disappointing performance by the Tigers against the Golden Bears last season.
Coach Mike Anderson would be the first to point out that the freshmen have been doing plenty of things that don't show up in the stat book, justifying the significant minutes they've been getting off the bench. In Tuesday's 95-41 victory against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, the three young backcourt players got even more minutes than usual and showed they can also shoot, making 11 of 21 shots, including five three-pointers.
Missouri never let up in a 95-41 blowout win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri has won 30 straight nonconference home games despite struggling the past few seasons.