MU Men's Basketball
As Southeastern Conference play continues, the Tigers will get a taste of an aggressive and athletic brand of SEC basketball.
The Missouri men's basketball team won its Southeastern Conference opener 84-68 against Alabama on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Laurence Bowers, a fifth year senior, a veteran leader, a vital member of the No. 10-ranked team in the nation and the leading scorer, will have an MRI on his knee Wednesday.
The Southeastern Conference is here, the inaugural season for the Missouri men's basketball team, with a schedule that is sure to test the No. 10-ranked team in the nation.
Missouri's newest recruit Keanau Post was described by his coach, Jay Harrington, as a mobile and athletic 6-foot-11 260-pound player.
Missouri remains the highest ranked team in the SEC, with Florida right behind the Tigers at No. 11.
Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points against Bucknell. The Tigers play again at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Unlike last week's game against UCLA, Missouri got the job done down the stretch in a 66-64 victory in front of 13,856 people Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
The liveliest and largest crowd that Mizzou Arena had seen this season cheered, staying until the final buzzer, standing, sitting, cheering, groaning and exhaling throughout the game.
Although Bucknell is unranked, the Bison are currently surging at 13-2, the program's best start.
Despite falling in the rankings, Missouri remains the highest ranked team in the Southeastern Conference.
After claiming a comfortable lead late in regulation, the No.-7 ranked Tigers lost 97-94 in overtime to UCLA on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Transfer Keion Bell used to lose to UCLA with Pepperdine. Now that he plays for the No. 7-ranked Tigers, he is hoping for better results Friday in Los Angeles.
The Tigers will need to play with the same intensity and focus they used against Illinois when they travel to play UCLA on Friday in Westwood, Calif.
With an 82-73 win on Saturday against Illinois, Missouri (10-1) jumped from No. 12 to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll released Monday.
The Missouri men's basketball team outlasted Illinois 82-73 on Saturday in the Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis.
Missouri's Pressey had a bad night shooting, but still had a positive effect on the offense in Saturday's 82-73 Braggin' Rights victory against Illinois.
On Saturday No. 12 Missouri (9-1) takes on No. 10 Illinois (12-0), which is led by first-year head coach John Groce and two veteran guards, seniors Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson.
With the No. 12 Tigers' game against No. 10 Illinois being played at a neutral site Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, there will be constant cheering no matter which side is doing well.