Tiger Tipoff

Tiger Tipoff: Phil Pressey sheds protective glove and finds shooting touch in loss to Texas A&M

Phil Pressey had trouble scoring in his first two games when he returned to the court after breaking a bone in his shooting hand. But, after removing a protective glove from his right hand to start the second half, Pressey found his touch in Missouri's 91-89 overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday.


TIGER TIPOFF: Columbia basketball fans say farewell to Nebraska

Nebraska’s game Wednesday at Missouri will be its last game in Columbia as part of the Big 12 Conference schedule. Although the Tigers lead the series, the Cornhuskers have upset the Tigers on several occasions.

TIGER TIPOFF: Interview with Nebraska men's basketball coach Doc Sadler

Nebraska men's basketball coach Doc Sadler never shies away from sharing his opinion. Hear from the coach about how switching conferences affects or doesn't affect this season, and also about his impression of Missouri. 

TIGER TIPOFF: Interview with Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton

New Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton finally has a chance to coach in Big 12 Conference play. She got off to a good start with an upset win Saturday at Texas. Here’s some of her thoughts as the conference season begins.


TIGER TIPOFF: Sophomore finds place on MU women's basketball team

Sophomore guard Trenee Thornton played a bigger role than the statistics show in the Tigers' upset victory Saturday at Texas.

Missouri's English, Lawrence adjusting to new roles on the court

MU freshman guard Kim English is getting used to starting while senior guard Matt Lawrence adapts to coming off the bench.

Tigers have one last chance to dance

At this point, winning the Big 12 tournament is Missouri's only realistic shot at making the NCAA tournament. Mike Anderson has some experience with longshots, however, having served as an assistant coach with the 15-14 Arkansas Razorbacks that ran the table in the 2000 SEC tournament.

No clear favorite in Big 12 men's basketball tournament

After breaking down each men’s basketball team in the Big 12 Conference, it’s must-win time for some teams hoping for a shot at the NCAA Tournament.

Hard work results in better Big 12 play for Lawrence

In his two seasons at Missouri, guard Keon Lawrence has had better statistics in Big 12 games than in non-conference games.

Pickens works off the court to help teammates on the court

Missouri junior K-Kay Pickens has never played consistently as a member of the Tigers, but she stays positive through teaching and working with her teammates

Oklahoma State rides hot streak into match with Tigers

The Cowboys have won games against three of the top-five teams in the Big 12.

Safford ready to rock

Forward Justin Safford finds a place, and a musical pursuit, in his first year as a Tiger.

Basketball a Jones family affair

Former Tiger Ron Jones has trained his daughter Shakara, a freshman starter for the Missouri basketball team, since she was in the third grade.

Hollins steps up for Tigers

Junior Alyssa Hollins was the only returning member of the Missouri women’s basketball team that averaged 10 minutes per game a year ago, and she's helped carry the team from day one.

Anderson Jr., making the most of his time

Against Kansas, Anderson Jr., made a case that he is more than just the walk-on, coach’s son who plays the final minutes in a big win. He played six minutes, even with scholarship players available on the bench.

Carroll’s leadership emerging in wake of suspensions

During the course of the season it has been obvious DeMarre Carroll is important to the Tigers, but since the suspension of five players last week, it has looked more and more like the Tigers are now Carroll’s team.

Police interested in speaking to suspended Tigers

Columbia Police Sgt. Ken Hammond said the police are in the process of contacting guard Jason Horton and forwards Marshall Brown, Darryl Butterfield and Leo Lyons so that they can be questioned. They are not currently suspects in the incident at Athena Night Club that left Stefhon Hannah with a broken jaw.

Still no word on when suspension will end

Guards Stefhon Hannah and Jason Horton and forwards Marshall Brown, Darryl Butterfield and Leo Lyons were indefinitely suspended before Missouri’s 66-62 loss to Nebraska on Wednesday for breaking team rules. Team spokesman Dave Reiter said on Thursday that there is no word on when the suspensions will be over and he didn’t know when a decision would be made.

From one court to another

Senior Nicole Wilson makes a difficult transition from veteran volleyball star to first-year basketball player.

Suspensions will cause matchup problems against Nebraska

With five players suspended, Missouri's basketball team will need to find new ways to contend with Cornhuskers.