Missouri coaches stress to look for better shot

Earnest Ross (right) has his head tapped by Missouri teammate Tony Criswell as Negus Webster-Chan looks on during a game earlier this month against Appalachian State at Mizzou Arena.

Earnest Ross (right) has his head tapped by Missouri teammate Tony Criswell as Negus Webster-Chan looks on during a game earlier this month against Appalachian State at Mizzou Arena. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA — The Missouri coaching staff has a motto when it comes to shooting. “Good shot, great shot.”

The idea behind the phrase is easy to understand. Players should always be looking for a better shot whenever possible.

While the idea is one thing, execution may be another.

Junior guard Earnest Ross is continuing to work on finding his shot as the Tigers are in the midst of a nine-day break between games.

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