MU Men's Basketball
About 150 people turned out Wednesday morning as the No. 9 Tigers departed for their first round game in the NCAA tournament.
The Big Red are Ivy League champions, but recently the conference has struggled in the NCAA Tournament. Since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985, the Ivy League is 3-24 in tournament play and no team has made it past the first round.
Some Big 12 Conference men's basketball coaches say the conference doesn't receive the respect it deserves on a national level, especially compared to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big East.
The Missouri men's basketball team earned a No. 3 seed in the West region and is set to play No. 14 seed Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Missouri senior DeMarre Carroll was named the most outstanding player of the Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament.
The Missouri men's basketball team cut down the net in Oklahoma City after winning the Big 12 tournament.
The Missouri Tigers bring home their first Big 12 Tournament Championship.
Zaire Taylor helped the Tigers advance to the Big 12 tournament finals by continuing his trend of making big shots this season.
Adjustments at halftime helped up the defensive pressure and started to reverse a trend of not being able to overcome deficits.
Leo Lyons, DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence led the Tigers to an easy 81-60 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
The Tigers overcame a two point halftime deficit to defeat the Cowboys.
Top-seeded Kansas, No. 2-seed Oklahoma and No. 4-seed Kansas State all fell victim to upsets Thursday. Only the Tigers, the tournament's No. 3-seed, were able to win after not playing Wednesday.
Images from Missouri's 81-60 victory over Texas Tech.
Justin Safford scored a career-high 16 points against Texas A&M last Saturday, and coach Mike Anderson expects the sophomore forward to get more playing time in the postseason.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson said he has no idea how his team will respond to a bye in the first round of the Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament.
North Division teams, including Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State and Nebraska, proved stronger than expected against South Division teams.
DeMarre Carroll becomes the first Missouri Tiger to earn First Team All-Big 12 honors since Kareem Rush in 2002.
Texas A&M's big first half left Missouri trailing by as much as 26 points, a deficit they could not overcome.
MU forward Leo Lyons's development has been a slow, painful process. But now that he has finally secured his role as a leader and star, he is able to appreciate the journey.